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Blind Sailing beats the Blues!

Sailing - It's official - Blind Week beats the Blues

The sun shone, the wind blew, the sea was flat and the smiles were beaming.  The recipe was right and  the proportions spot on as Blind Week 2019 hit Lymington town, we were there with four yachts as a part of the twenty two strong fleet of boats with over fifty blind and visually impaired sailors pulling the strings and singing the songs.

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Tactile Paving Survey!

Tactile Paving Survey- Closes on the 24 July

The Department for Transport is presently in the process of considering changes to the document Guidance on the Use of Tactile Paving Surfaces, and have commissioned TRL and Urban Movement to understand more about the understanding of tactile paving by blind & partially sighted people, and also people with other disabilities such as wheelchair users or those with mental health conditions or non-visible disabilities. The questionnaire closes for responses on 24th July 2019. Link https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/BGRE5/ Should you be unable to complete this survey online, please call during office hours on 01344 770098 or 01344 770831 and ask to complete the Tactile Paving User Questionnaire.

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Blind dressage rider: Nicola Naylor

The competitive horse rider who is blind - BBC News

Blind dressage rider, Nicola Naylor, competes nationally and internationally in para and non-disabled events. But how does she do that if she can’t see? Although dressage is difficult to perfect, Naylor says one of the biggest issues for her is the simple matter of knowing whether the horse is positioned straight or not.

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VI Sport Taster Day 20 July!

Vision Impaired Sport Taster Day - Hounslow - 20 July

Metro Blind Sport, in collaboration with Goalball UK,  Middlesex Association for the Blind and Fusion Lifestyle invite you to  come along to the Free VI Sports Taster Day and have some fun by trying out a wide range of sports designed for blind and partially sighted people

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Free Inclusive Hockey 26 July!

Free Inclusive Flyerz Hockey Taster Session - 26 July!

Inclusive Hockey at Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club  All ages and abilities welcome! Join the Flyerz Family!  No matter your age, ability or hockey experience, come and join our inclusive hockey club.  Fun • Friendly • Inclusive

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