News for vision impaired people

Topics covered include Sports, Events,  VI technology and VI campaigns.

£7942.05 for See My Voice!

BBS: See My Voice awarded £7942

The See My Voice (SMV) project was developed following feedback from young people with visual impairments (VI) explaining that they felt frustrated and were often not ‘seen’ by people in authority, such as doctors or teachers, and felt that ‘as they cannot see, others often do not hear them’.  See My Voice empowers Young Leaders to volunteer in sporting roles, develop life skills, and enable them to share their opinions and experiences to help shape the sporting landscape for VI people, utilising sports volunteering as the vehicle for change.

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Disabled leaders scholarships!

Masters applicants sought for disabled leaders scholarships

Investing in inspirational disabled leaders, the Snowdon Masters Scholarships programme is searching for exceptional students with the potential to motivate and influence. Funding up to £15,000 for a UK Masters course and a £15,000 stipend while studying is available, and the Snowdon Trust and the Global Disability Innovation Hub are encouraging high achieving disabled students to apply now.

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BBS Have a go Day in York!

British Blind Sport's Have a Go day in York 11 May

British Blind Sport are delighted to be bringing to York, a sport taster event specifically for people living with sight loss. This event is free of charge to attend for British Blind Sport members, and £5 to non-members (BBS membership is free for juniors under the age of 18). The event is open to anyone living with a visual impairment who is interested in trying their hand at inclusive sport.

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Rail stations Access improvements

Access improvements at 73 railway stations

Access is to be improved at 73 rail stations in Britain as part of a £300m investment, the government says. Liverpool Central and Luton in England, Barry Town in Wales, and Dumfries in Scotland are among the stations chosen.

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Should Doctors prescribe swimming?

Swim England: Should Doctors prescribe swimming

“As the government and medical profession increasingly move to prescribe exercise as a conduit to improved physical health, we believe that swimming and wider aquatic activity is increasingly the answer for many people and are calling on health professionals to consider prescribing swimming in ever increasing numbers.”

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