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13 02, 2019

From Talking Newspaper audio engineer to backing a headline tour in his own right

2019-02-13T13:37:08+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Latest News|

Chris Carter is marching to his own beat as drummer for Collabro’s 10-week 51 date UK tour (which started on Feb 10). Chris, who oversaw production of N-Vision’s Talking Newspaper for 300 blind and partially sighted listeners across Blackpool Fylde and Wyre, says the “opportunity of a lifetime was too good to miss.” As colleagues [...]

6 02, 2019

The secret of long life – exercise and a drop of Baileys

2019-02-06T12:30:05+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Latest News|

The secret of long life is regular exercise according to Hilda Johnson who has just joined the country’s exclusive centenarian club complete with congratulatory ‘welcome’ card from the Queen, 92. Hilda, who lives at our Princess Alexandra Home, was born in Todmorden 100 years ago. In her teens Hilda worked below stairs as a maid [...]

6 02, 2019

New technology helps those with sight loss retain independence

2019-02-06T12:13:58+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Latest News|

The sight of Jeremy Kyle’s name – super sized on a TV screen – may not be for the faint hearted but it delighted members of the visually impaired community. A brand-new TV Box home entertainment system from specialist software/hardware company Synapptic was one of the stars of the Assistive Technology show at N-Vision, the [...]

9 01, 2019

Anyone for tennis?

2019-01-09T14:48:14+00:00 January 9th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Wendy Glasper – the multi award winning champion of VI tennis – is back in Blackpool on Saturday (Jan 12) with more coaching sessions with Pete Hamadi, resident coach of South Shore Lawn Tennis Club. Several N-Vision service users mustered the nerve to try VI tennis last summer and thoroughly enjoyed it – and were [...]

28 11, 2018

MP Gordon Marsden’s Community Heroes awards

2018-11-28T13:56:37+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Latest News|

N-Vision was shortlisted in two categories of MP Gordon Marsden’s Community Heroes awards – and walked away with a very special certificate in tribute to, and memory of, a very special man, the late Keith Gledhill MBE, a leading light of The Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind for many years. Team members [...]

21 11, 2018

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without … Batman

2018-11-21T16:25:12+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Latest News|

No, you’re not seeing things at N-Vision’s Christmas Fair - with the greatest respect to our own alter ego The Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind. The Dark Knight wowed children and grown-ups alike when he dropped in to join his friend Santa Claus for a super heroic fundraising festive fair which featured [...]