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Getting a job’ by Michael Alford

Getting a Job by Michael Alford

“Getting a job,” you say, “That seems an awful long way away for me; I’m still in education.”
This may be true for many of the teenagers and young adults using VICTA’s services, but it comes on faster than you think. Starting your first job hunt can be a harsh jolt as reality sets in.

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National Eye Health Week

National Eye Health Week 24 -30 Sept 2018

Come and meet the Sight and Hearing Service, Local Community Opticians, Diabetes and Smoking Cessation Teams and East London Vision for more information.

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Braille Chess Sessions!

Braille Chess Sessions at the Bromley by Bow Centre every Monday

Blind Chess or Vi Chess is perfect for beginners or advanced players, these sessions will continue weekly and will be completely free. Sessions will take place every Monday from 14:00-16:00 at the Bromley by Bow Centre on St Leonard’s Street, E3 3BT. call the ELVis office on 0203 697 6464.

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Paris Trip with Traveleyes

Paris Trip with Traveleyes

Paris School Trip with the International School of Brussels We are proud to announce a new trip to Paris, open to vision impaired and sighted travellers who will be accompanied by our International School students between 18th – 21st October 2018. Our vision-impaired customers will enjoy the holiday at the same discounted price that’s paid by the sighted travellers.

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Blitab: a Braille Tablet!

Braille Tablet - the Blitab - a New Digital Age

When she was a graduate student in her native Bulgaria about five years ago, Kristina Tsvetanova was once asked to help a blind friend sign up online for a class. Understanding why he could not do so opened her eyes to the lag in technological innovation to benefit blind and visually impaired people.

“The shock that my friend couldn’t perform this simple task stayed with me,” Ms. Tsvetanova said in an interview. Ms. Tsvetanova, who went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in industrial management and a master’s in engineering, knew that she had stumbled onto an untapped opportunity.

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