It was worth the wait! That was the verdict after N-Vision’s very first Café Club in Blackpool. The Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind has been running monthly café clubs with great success at St Annes, Kirkham, Cleveleys, Poulton and Fleetwood – but the perfect setting for one in the heart of Blackpool [...]
Please support Martyn Coyne who is running the London Marathon to raise funds for N-Vision. The money raised will go towards supporting the services we offer to those living with sight loss in the local community. "I was really excited to be awarded a Ballot Place to run the London Marathon 2018. I have chosen [...]
Does your electric kettle cosy up to the toaster and microwave on an extension lead? Do you leave your mobile phone and other devices charging overnight? Or the telly on standby? If the answer to any or all of these questions is yes – you didn’t attend N-Vision’s sight loss support group summit with [...]
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Our veteran volunteer and Talking Newspaper Reader Joy Killip, 93 years young, not only hit the headlines in her own right – but became a BBC North West Tonight ‘anchor-woman’ for the primetime regional news programme. Joy and other Talking News regulars. – and listeners – featured in a lovely report from the charity’s [...]
Our new Charity Shop has opened at 78 Victoria Road West in Cleveleys. If you have items you would like to donate, or you'd like to talk to our Volunteer Co-ordinator Stephanie about volunteering for a few hours a week in the shop, please call 01253 362696
Technology? It’s a piece of cake to these members of a group celebrating its first anniversary in Blackpool. You wouldn’t know it at first sight, but most are severely visually impaired or partially sighted – including their tutor Brian Casey. Simply Synapptic, named after the specialist software for visually impaired users of smartphones and [...]
Ahead of the very first Charles Bonnet Syndrome awareness day on Thursday (Nov 16) Jacqui Morley explores the vivid hallucinations that define the syndrome for the visually impaired. Carol Bellard-Thomson, 70, is thinking of naming her unusual house ‘guest’ the Dithering Lizard. About the size of an iguana, the lizard lingers on the bedside cabinet [...]
Do you regularly use the 7 or 11 Blackpool bus routes? Bus route changes will take place from 5th November due to bridge closures on Squires Gate Lane and Harrowside.
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 [...]