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 [...]
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 [...]