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Laura Turner from Atherstone - Paralympic Torch Bearer

On Wednesday 29th August just before 3.30am I completed my stretch of the 24 hour relay in Watford as the Paralympic torch made it’s way to the Paralympic stadium for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The whole experience was absolutely amazing! The crowds, the support, the police escorts and the LOCOG Team were brilliant! Read more about Laura Turner from Atherstone - Paralympic Torch Bearer

Laura to carry the Paralympic Torch

Atherstone rider Laura Turner is excitedly waiting for her chance to bear the Paralympic Torch during part of its journey. The torch will take 24 hours to travel from Stoke Mandeville, home of Pralympic movement, to London’s Olympic Stadium where it will be lit to mark the opening of the London 2012 Paralympic Games on the 29th August. Read more about Laura to carry the Paralympic Torch

Audio description for Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games on More4

Blind and partially sighted TV viewers will be able to watch the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games on Wednesday 29 August with audio description (AD).

Channel 4 and More4 TV channels will be broadcasting the Opening Ceremony simultaneously and to receive the AD viewers will need to watch it on More4. To view More4, viewers will need to tune in on these channels, or check their TV listings guide:

Freeview channel 14

Sky Channel 138

Virgin Channel 147

Freesat channel 124 Read more about Audio description for Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games on More4

Summer 2012 WAB Mag - Out Now!

The latest edition of the WAB Mag has just been published.  It is available to all subscription members free of charge in either a large print or audio format.  Subscription costs just £12 per annum and entitles you to attend WAB clubs and groups as well as receive our WAB Mag.

Interesting articles include: Read more about Summer 2012 WAB Mag - Out Now!

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Kenilworth Street Collection raises £203.41

We would like to thank everyone who donated their time and money to the Kenilworth Street Collection on Saturday.  We raised £203.41.

If you would like more information about supporting our WAB street collections, please call us on 01926 411331 and ask for Sue or Elaine.

Thank you. Read more about Kenilworth Street Collection raises £203.41

Visit Action for Blind People Bus & meet WAB staff

The Action for Blind People bus will be visiting a number of sites in Warwickshire and Coventry in September.  On board will be a wide selection of equipment for demonstration as well as WAB staff to help with any questions.

Where to find us:

Stratford Hospital, Arden Street, Stratford upon Avon

Tuesday 18 September 2012

The Bull Yard, Off Warwick Road, Coventry

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Outside old HSBC, Harefield Road, Nuneaton

Thursday 20 September 2012

The bus will be there from 10am to 4pm on each day. Read more about Visit Action for Blind People Bus & meet WAB staff

Featured link: The Seeing Ear

The Seeing Ear is a registered charity which provides an online library for visually impaired and print disabled people in the UK. This unique service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is completely free to its members! Teachers, parents and carers can join on behalf of somebody with a visual impairment or print disability.

It hosts a fiction section for both children and adults, a non fiction section, and caters for schools. We have over 300 schools using our library and this is increasing consistently. Read more about Featured link: The Seeing Ear

Featured news article: Audio description for Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games on More4

RNIB is delighted that blind and partially sighted TV viewers will be able to watch the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games on Wednesday 29 August with audio description (AD).  Channel 4 and More4 TV channels will be broadcasting the Opening Ceremony simultaneously and to receive the AD you will need to watch it on More4.

To view More4, simply tune in on these channels, or check your TV listings guide: Read more about Featured news article: Audio description for Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games on More4

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