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.
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
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:
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.
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.
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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.