Recent news & events

Product review: the Bradley timepiece

The Bradley timepiece is a stylish tactile watch designed for visually impaired people.

Developed by Eone with the principles of inclusive design in mind, the watch has had a lot of interest from non-visually impaired people attracted by its stylish appearance.

We asked Dr Philip Gafga and Shaun McGarry, who are both deafblind, to see how the Bradley measures up as a practical device for telling the time.

iPhone 6 and IOS 8 Review

iPhone 6 and iOS 8: A Look at Accessibility with the Help of iOS Without the Eye, by Jonathan Mosen

Bill Holton

Blackpool ‘light up the Tower’ for Wobbly Wednesday

The world famous Blackpool tower is turning blue especially for Wobbly Wednesday, nystagmus awareness day on Wednesday 5th November 2014

In support of the Nystagmus Network, Blackpool tower will be blue with a white heart.  A scrolling message will spread awareness of the eye condition nystagmus, characterised by involuntary movements of the eyes.  On Wednesday 5th November supporters of NN will be telling people what it’s like to have nystagmus and how the charity can support the 1 in 1,000 people affected by it.

Richard Wilson chairman, Nystagmus Network, said:

Rugby Fun Run Supports WAB

Warwickshire Association for the Blind (WAB) is pleased to announce that proceeds from the Rugby Ready Steady Fun Run will support its services for visually impaired people in Rugby.

We would like to thank Rugby & Northampton Athletics Club for choosing us as this years charity. 

We wish everyone the very best on the run and encourage as many people as possible to support us and the runners on the big day 

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My Guide – Volunteers needed

A new service for Visually Impaired People in your local area

My Guide is a joint project between Warwickshire Association for the Blind and Guide Dogs Association which aims to reduce isolation of Visually Impaired People living in your local community.

We are looking for Volunteers who are happy to train to become a Sighted Guide for a Visually Impaired Person in order to enable individuals to get out into their local community.

Volunteers wanted for our new Shopping Service

We are looking for Volunteers who will train to become Sighted Guide Assistants, to help individuals get around in supermarkets.  If you can spare some time on a Monday morning and live within driving distance of the Shires Retail Park, why not give us a call.

If you would like further information please contact Sue Morris or Elaine Ball on 01926 411331

Valuing our Volunteers Event

We would like to invite you to another Valuing our Volunteers Event.  They are being held at our Drop-In Centres, details below.

Leamington Spa Drop-In Centre, Chandos Court, Chandos Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4YU on 2nd June 2014 at 11am
 
Rugby Drop-In Centre, Rugby Baptist Church, Regent Place, Rugby, CV21 2AG on 4th June 2014 at 11am
 

Nystagmus Network Open Day, Leicester, June 28, 2014

More than 150 people will converge on the Grand Hotel, Leicester on June 28th for NN’s annual Open Day. The charity has chosen Leicester this year because it’s a recognised centre of expertise for nystagmus.

The nystagmus research team at Leicester University and Leicester Royal Infirmary is probably the biggest in the UK. Typically they see over 600 patients with nystagmus every year.  Delegates at Open Day will be able to meet members of Professor Gottlob’s team informally.

Atom 4 Eyes Blind Drive

Atom 4 Eyes Blind Drive Saturday 5th July 2014

At the Prodrive Circuit, Kenilworth in aid of Guide Dogs

Atom 4 Eyes Blind Drive are organising a fantastic experience for all in aid of Guide Dogs on Saturday 5th July, at the Prodrive Circuit, Oldwich Lane East, Kenilworth.

Crime prevention advice for the blind and partially sighted

Warwickshire County Council’s Community Safety and Trading Standards teams, in partnership with Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire Association For The Blind, have created a series of audio files for the blind and partially sighted that give crime prevention advice:

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