News for vision impaired people

Topics covered include Blind and partially sighted Sports, Events,  VI technology and VI campaigns.

Guide for Rehabilitation Workers Supporting Blind & Partially Sighted Adults.

A Guide for Vision Rehabilitation Workers Supporting Blind and Partially Sighted Adults Through Physical Activity. with the BBS and Visionary logo bottom left and the Metro Blind sport Logo bottom right

New Guide for Rehabilitation Workers Supporting Blind & Partially Sighted Adults. Martin Symcox, CEO of Metro Blind Sport said: “We are pleased to have contributed to this resource to support the important mobility work that Vision Rehabilitation Workers provide to their clients.  It’s good to see the sector working together and listening to what is needed to upskill the workforce.  We know that the pandemic has had an impact on levels of physical activity, and we hope that the simple exercises in the guide can be a starting point for increasing the confidence of blind and partially sighted people to be a little more physically active.”

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Cricket: Tough Draw on Beautiful but Tricky Wicket

Metro cricket team group photo

Metro travelled to the beautiful Sussex ground at Blackstone on a day where the conditions for cricket would have been excellent in the wind had been a little more gentle and less gusty. There was warm sunshine all day but with enough cloud cover to keep the temperature in check.

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Sailing in Southwark with Tideway Sailability

Photo: of Greenland Docks in Southwark on a sunny day, with boats on the water and the city skyscrapper in the distance, text says Sailing in Southwark Wed, Thurs & Sunday 10.30 am - 3.30 pm Call: 020 7237 9001 only sailing days & times

We sail three days a week from April to October, plus special days by arrangement. It is rare that we have to curtail sailing because of the weather as our volunteers are hardy and we can reduce the size of the sails if it is windy. Please ring the sailing compound if you are unsure on 020 7237 1009 after 10.00 am. Be patient as obviously, the sailing activities take priority over answering a telephone!

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Athletics Open to all – not just London!

Close up photo of a guide in yellow and a junior runner in a red Metroteeshirt holding a tether and running on the track at an Athletics Open in the Sun Text Says Athletics Open is back - 11 June 2022 Join us for a Fun Day: For more info Call 07966 260089.

Our Athletic Open on 11 June 2022 at the Mile End Stadium is open to all the UK! Hurry Limited subsidised accommodation left! Join us for a fun day for all the family!

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New CEO for Metro Blind Sport

Photo of Tracie Tappenden over a dark blue blue background with a white spotlight angle light right to left with the text saying New Metro CEO Tracie Tappenden on the left

Metro Blind Sport, the London based charity, which creates fun, accessible sport and physical activity opportunities for blind and partially sighted people, has just appointed Tracie Tappenden as its new CEO.

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