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Vision Impaired Sailors’ Week on the South Coast 2016!

Vision Impaired Sailors week on the south coast 2016 - Blind Week

Dear VI sailor or would-be sailor I am pleased to send you this warm invitation to sail in a Blind Week yacht during the coming summer. This year’s event will be Falmouth-based and hosted once again by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club.  Following the well-established pattern, participants will gather on Saturday 25th June in the … Continue reading Vision Impaired Sailors’ Week on the South Coast 2016!

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An Inclusive Sports Open Day on 15 January !

Inclusive Sport Day 15 Jan 2016 Motivate East

Come and try a whole range of disability sports including… Boccia Judo Wheelchair Basketball and more.. Date: 15 January 2016  Time: 11.00am to 4.00pm Venue: Barking Sporthouse and Gym Contact:  Asad  Sajid on 07809 330615 Organiser: Motivate East  

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Have fun, get fit and learn how to run! – Newham!

Newham Fitness £15 for 10 weeks

original post from http://www.londonathletics.org Burn off those Christmas calories, have fun, get fit and learn how to run  “From the Treadmill to the Track” This is the first  session of it’s kind ever to be run in Newham! A 10 week programme within a warm and safe environment will have you learning the basics of running … Continue reading Have fun, get fit and learn how to run! – Newham!

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Wayfindr guides VI through Euston Tube St

wayfindr guides participants through Euston Tube station

What if vision impaired people could navigate independently using their smartphones? Our latest trial guides participants through Euston Tube station, giving audio directions from a prototype smartphone app that interacts with beacons installed throughout the station. Wayfindr is the first open standard for audio-based navigation, stemming from a productive collaboration between ustwo (a global digital product studio) and the RLSB Youth Forum.

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Blind Sailing Week 2015 by Stephen Pat

A week of Sailing for the visually impaired, where VI are treated as very important people, not visually impaired passengers.The whole experience was so well organised and planned, I felt informed at every stage, from the initial communication which was clear and thorough. Many thanks to the following people and organisations for making Blind Sailing week happen , Metro Blind Sports, Amanda Green, Will Bridge, Grant Morris, Dave Morgan, Royal Southampton Yacht Club,UKSA

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