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18 05, 2017

It will be all white on the night!!

May 18th, 2017|Latest News|

On the 8th June we mark the 40th Anniversary of our Talking Newspaper, the weekly news ‘paper’ recorded by volunteers at N-Vision, the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind. In spectacular fashion The Tower will light up white in honour of our milestone anniversary.   The Talking Newspaper has 320 subscribers in Blackpool, [...]

10 05, 2017

Jacqui Morley takes on a trial which takes the biscuit – to get an insight into life for those who cannot see or who have reduced vision.

May 10th, 2017|Latest News|

Jacqui Morley takes on a trial which takes the biscuit - to get an insight into life for those who cannot see or who have reduced vision. The biscuits are so near yet so far. Blindfolded, it’s hard to fathom which packet contains the chocolate ones. I reach out, nearly knock over the milk, then [...]

18 04, 2017

In for a penny – or old style 3d – in for £1!

April 18th, 2017|Latest News|

  Birthday girl Joyce O’Callaghan got the chance to test the new £1 coins for user-friendliness at N-Vision, the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind. Joyce, a regular at the charity’s social centre at Bosworth Place, Squires Gate, where she celebrated her 77th birthday,  is registered as severely sight impaired as a result of [...]

20 03, 2017

Picture this! Man sees wife for the first time since they married 27 years ago

March 20th, 2017|Latest News|

N-Vision low vision worker Brian Casey, former racing driver, county squash player, sports mad, lost his sight to two sports injuries 27 years ago. He's just seen his wife for the very first time From a distance – apart from the trendy Star Trek like glasses – Brian and Beverly Casey look like any other [...]

14 03, 2017

“Look at the Past and Learn for the Future” Reminiscence Project

March 14th, 2017|Events, Latest News|

COME AND SEE THE MAGIC!! N-Vision: Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society For The Blind “ Look at the Past and Learn for the Future” Reminiscence Project We invite you to come and meet the project lead Helen Boone and learn about our Lottery funded Reminiscence Project, at:- The Princess Alexandra Home Bosworth Place Blackpool On:- [...]

10 02, 2017

Newsletter – Spring 2017

February 10th, 2017|Latest News|

Our latest newsletter for spring 2017 is now available. Click on the link below to download.

8 11, 2016

BREAKING DOWN THE SENSORY BARRIERS TO COMMUNICATION

November 8th, 2016|Latest News|

UCLan medical students take a patient-centred approach to sight and hearing loss. Medical students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have been learning how to break down potential communication barriers when dealing with patients. The 35-strong cohort worked with several local organisations and service users to understand the challenges faced by patients with issues [...]

17 05, 2016

Steve Becker – Eye Tissue Donation

May 17th, 2016|Latest News|

Following the death of Radio Lancashire's Steve Becker, who was based in our Talking Newspaper department, the radio station reports on how six people have now benefitted from an eye tissue donation from Steve. https://soundcloud.com/n-vision-tn/steve-becker-tissue-donation

11 02, 2016

Newsletter Spring 2016

February 11th, 2016|Latest News|

Here is our latest newsletter.

10 02, 2016

Thanks Aldi

February 10th, 2016|Latest News|

A big thank you goes to the customers and staff of Aldi Blackpool, Cleveleys and Fleetwood who raised a total of £699.09 with bucket collections carried out at their stores over the past week Thank you also to our dedicated team of volunteers who stood with the buckets throughout the day. All your support is [...]