News for vision impaired people
Topics covered include Blind and partially sighted Sports, Events, VI technology and VI campaigns.
Blind Sailing 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.Continue Reading
Tactile Paving Survey!
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.Continue Reading
Blind dressage rider: Nicola Naylor
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.Continue Reading
VI Sport Taster Day 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 peopleContinue Reading
Free Inclusive Hockey 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 • InclusiveContinue Reading