News for vision impaired people

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

Student Dosh: Finance-Ready Guide for University

Student Dosh Finance-Ready for University with MyBNK and TPT

Students with vision impairment can get finance-ready for university with Student Dosh, created by MyBnk in partnership with Thomas Pocklington Trust.

Designed specifically for students with VI, Student Dosh covers everything they need to know – from banking accessibility to information on overdrafts and how to budget, including additional support on financing studies. There is also a useful ‘budget calculator’ to help students identify what money they have coming in and what they have to spend, so they can plan and manage their finances.

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Sailing Schedule for Visa-GB 2021

Sailing Schedule 2021 for Visually Impaired Sailing Association (Visa-gb)

Sailing Events for 2021 include the following: – Scottish Island Flotilla, 15th to 22nd May. – The Royal Escape Race, 25th to 31st May.
Round the Island Race 3rd July, charter 28th June to 4th July. – Sea Vision 2021, 5th June to 3rd July. – Blind Week 12th to 19th June 2021.
– Warm Weather Cruise September/October

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BBS & England Athletics Guide Running Update

BBS & England Athletics Guide Running Update

… guide running can once again begin to take place as long as both guide and visually impaired runner fully understand the increased risk associated with the activity and follow the mitigations included in the updated guidance…You should maintain social distancing from other people when out running and ensure that hands are washed before and after activity… guide running should take place between the same pair until further lifting of restrictions are advised (i.e. guide runners only run with one VI runner and vice versa)

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FREE Virtual Summer Festival 25-28 Aug – DSC!

Disability Sports Coach Virtual Summer Festival-25th-28th August 2020

I am excited to announce,  Disability Sports Coach are running a FREE Virtual Summer Festival this year, in place of our usual event. This will take place via Zoom throughout the day, from Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th August.

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My Prudential RideLondon get on your bikes 15-16 Aug

My Prudential RideLondon 15 and 16 August 2020

The eighth edition of Prudential RideLondon was due to take place on 15 and 16 August 2020, and while the festival can’t go ahead as planned, we want to keep the wheels moving and celebrate the event weekend by encouraging people to get on their bikes – or any other non-motorised wheeled transport! – and help save the UK’s charities in the process. 

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