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RNIB: London VI Men’s Group

RNIB Connect London VI Mens Group
RNIB, 105 Judd Street, Kings Cross, London, WC1H 9NE
11.00 am - 1.00 pm
0207 391 2152
04th April 2020

RNIB Connect London VI Men’s Group

When: Saturday 4 April

Where: RNIB, 105 Judd Street, Kings Cross, London, WC1H 9NE

Start time: 11.00 am    End time: 1.00 pm

The VI Men’s Group is led and organised by blind and partially sighted men from London and beyond.

This group is facilitated by Steven Reed who assists in delivering RNIB Living with Sight Loss courses and runs Eye Matter a group based in Edgware for people living with sight loss. Roy Smith also gives a very informative talk on taking part in physical activity.

Guest speakers this month include Vinnie who runs Blind Dads Connect.

Come along and find out about activities you may like to get involved with or just come along and have a chat. This is a safe space for you to talk freely with others.

To book a space, email networklondon@rnib.org.uk or call RNIB Connect London on 0207 391 2152.


Audio: Partially Sighted Rugby!

Partially Sighted Rugby RNIB Connect Audio Podcast

Another great podcast from RNIB Connect Radio, this time on Partially Sighted Rugby

Rugby is a fast-paced, physical and demanding game but you might think that it’s not suitable for anyone who is visually impaired.

RNIB Connect Radio’s Allan Russell spoke to Archie Yabsley who, despite being partially sighted, plays regularly for Milton Keynes and is keen to let everyone know that rugby can be a fun, and accessible, sport…

Website:  http://www.rnibconnectradio.org.uk


Sensing Nature when you’re blind

Sensing Nature when you’re blind

Sarah Bell is a research fellow at the university of Exeter and she’s recently looked at how people with sight loss benefit from interacting with nature, and the challenges they experience in being able to do that.

Sarah is speaking to Connect Radio’s Red Szell.

Sensing Nature – benefit from interacting with nature

A study exploring the diverse sensory experiences people have with nature.

Over a two-year period this project is exploring how people feel in natural environments and asking why they experience nature in different ways. It is examining how these interactions might also affect people’s sense of wellbeing over time.

Sensing Nature Website: https://sensing-nature.com/


RNIB Launches New Braille Display!

RNIB Launches New Braille Display

Thursday, 27 September 2018  – original  article on rnib.org.uk

The Orbit Reader 20 is portable and features 20 refreshable eight-dot braille cells. It offers reading books via SD card, simple note-taking, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

As a stand-alone device, you can read content stored on an SD card that simply inserts into the back of the unit. Prepare and download your pre-translated materials as brf, brl or txt files and transfer them to the SD card provided. Use any braille code, in any language and of any genre including music, maths, or your favourite book.

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