On the 29th and 30th June we celebrated the 40th anniversary of our Talking Newspaper service by hosting a thank you lunch on the Thursday for our many wonderful volunteers followed by an open day on the Friday to allow visitors to drop in and see what goes on behind the scenes of the [...]
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, [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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:- [...]
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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 [...]
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