News for vision impaired people

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Liviing Paintings: Getting back into art, and art appreciation, when you have sight loss

Living Paintings is a charity that produces “Touch to See” books for blind and partially sighted people of all ages. It is a free library service which has an ever-growing range of audio and tactile books for blind and partially sighted people of all ages.
How does it work? Every tactile or audio book, plus any accompanying material, is sent out via post completely free. Any blind or partially sighted person is welcome to join the library as can their carers, teachers and families. With each book, they always include a return address label so that you can return them without any cost to yourself. Loans are normally made for three months but can be extended at any time.

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Vision impaired woman to ride tandem in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 Race!

Sight for surrey-Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 on Sunday, 31st July

A massive thank you to those of you who have already so generously pledged money or have visited our Virgin Money Giving page to make a donation. Your sponsorship and messages of support are hugely encouraging and will no doubt motivate Richard and me to keep the pedals of our tandem turning along the challenging 100 mile route.

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Get Yourself Active Launches series of films about people getting active in their own way!

The Get Yourself Active project is all about building partnerships across health, Definition of: social care, opens in new window and sports sectors led by Disabled Peoples User Led Organisations and we think the films show the great outcomes that can be achieved when these partners come together. We had a great bunch of people involved in making the films; Emily Yates, accessibility consultant and travel writer presents the films for us and gets involved in some of the activities. We are really pleased that Emily could be involved in making the films and talking us through the experiences of the active people we are following.

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Comic book artist creates tactile graphic novel for blind readers

tactile graphic novel It was designed from scratch with the goal to transpose works of graphic literature to a blind and visually impaired readership. Shapereader aims to challenge the visual predominance of graphic storytelling. While it is mainly addressed to people with visual disabilities it can also be experienced by the acquainted regular user, in the same way that Braille is accessible to anyone who learns to read it.

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Goalball Leaders Award – a qualification for coaches – 24 July London!

Goalball: two player cover the goal

The Goalball Leaders Award is a stand alone qualification that is accredited by Goalball UK, the National Governing Body of the Paralympic sport. It is primarily for coaches who are going to be working with blind and partially sighted players in a competitive club environment.

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