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See Sport Differently – tell your story!

Image: RNIB and BBS logo top left with a Golfer Ice Skater, Rugby player, Rower and Martial Artist.

Could telling your story to encourage blind and partially sighted people to become more active?

See Sport Differently is a three-year funded programme, led by RNIB and delivered in partnership with British Blind Sport (BBS). Which aims to motivate blind and partially sighted people to take part in sport and physical activity.

We’re seeking stories to feature in the campaign, and would love to hear about how you became active.

What were your concerns at the beginning? What barriers did you overcome? And how do you feel now? What are your top tips for anyone getting started?

You can get involved by completing this short survey – https://forms.office.com/r/vcBGvL0jgr.  

And by all means please share this invitation with anyone else you think could help.

 

 

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Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

 

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Echo 4th Gen FREE for blind and partially sighted people!

Photo shows a Echo 4th gen with it blue light on, up against a mirror so it shows the front speaker in light grey with a clock on the front

RNIB have approached VICTA as a partner to distribute a number of 4th Generation Amazon Echo devices as a FREE gift to blind and partially sighted people who would benefit the most!

You can use the device to access the RNIB library and reading services which are now fully accessible via Amazon Echo. You can also ask the device to call the RNIB Helpline.

  • Recipients of the offer must meet the following criteria:
  • Be registered or registerable blind or partially sighted
  • Be a UK resident
  • Not currently own an Echo device
  • Be connected to the internet
  • Have an email address
  • Have a smart phone, tablet or computer access, necessary to enable the device; this
  • may be via friends or family if not personally owned
  •  Be for your own personal use; this device is not for resale
  • One device per customer

If you are interested in applying for one of the 4th Generation Amazon Echo devices and meet the criteria above, please email grants@victa.org.uk for further information. Please note, we will have limited numbers and eligible applicants will be awarded devices on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Metro Blind Sports Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport:  Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Instagram   |  LinkedIn 

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

 

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New AI Personal Assistant for VI People!

Meet the REALSAM Speaker System A New AI Personal assistant for blind and partially sighted people

New AI Personal  Assistant for blind and partially sighted people!

Launched  in March, a new AI personal assistant for blind and visually impaired people will for the first time deliver news updates, over 27,000 books, the latest official Coronavirus information podcasts, and helpful information from a range of UK sight loss charities all on the one platform. Developed by RealSAM, the new Smart Speaker solution is innovative technology bringing previously inaccessible news and entertainment content to its subscribers.

Continue reading New AI Personal Assistant for VI People!

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RNIB: Next Online Men’s Group – 1 Dec!

RNIB: Online Men's Group on Tuesday 1 December 2020

RNIB: Online Men’s Group on Tues 1  December 2020

On Tuesday 1 December between 4 pm  and 6 pm we’re holding another online Men’s Group.

The group is an opportunity for blind and partially sighted men within London to come together and discuss issues that matter to you in a safe private space.

Each meeting is based around 1-2 topic areas often with a guest speaker.

The group actually started as a face to face group based at our Judd Street office near Kings Cross. However, because of COVID-19, the group currently meets online.

My name is Tony Leigh and I work for the RNIB (The Royal National Institute of Blind People) within the London and SE Connections Team.

Contact Information

If you are interested or want further information please do contact me by email (tony.leigh@rnib.org.uk) or phone (020 7391 2143).

 

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RNIB: Next Online Men’s Group – 1 Dec!

RNIB: Online Men's Group on Tuesday 1 December 2020
Venue:
Online
Time:
4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Phone:
020 7391 2143
Date:
01st December 2020
Cost:
FREE


RNIB: Online Men’s Group on Tues 1  December 2020

On Tuesday 1 December between 4 pm  and 6 pm we’re holding another online Men’s Group.

The group is an opportunity for blind and partially sighted men within London to come together and discuss issues that matter to you in a safe private space.

Each meeting is based around 1-2 topic areas often with a guest speaker.

The group actually started as a face to face group based at our Judd Street office near Kings Cross. However, because of COVID-19, the group currently meets online.

My name is Tony Leigh and I work for the RNIB (The Royal National Institute of Blind People) within the London and SE Connections Team.

Contact Information

If you are interested or want further information please do contact me by email (tony.leigh@rnib.org.uk) or phone (020 7391 2143).

 

RNIB: Talk and Support service!

 

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