Some of the very latest high-tech aids for local people who are blind or visually impaired are available to try at N-Vision, the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind, on Friday (Jan 11) between 10am and 2pm in our main hall, Sharples Hall, at the centre at Bosworth Place, Squires Gate. The Assistive [...]
Just a reminder that our social media accounts are a great way of keeping in touch with what’s happening at the charity for those of you who are active online – or have resolved to be for 2019! In the run up to the new year we featured the great festive get together of all [...]
Judith Harrison and Christine Farrell didn’t want ‘a lot of fuss’ about their retirement after 20 and 32 years, respectively, at N-Vision. We’ll see about that, others thought… So, clients gathered in force at the sight loss support group meeting to say goodbye to two leading lights of N-Vision, The Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society [...]
Blackpool’s Talking Newspaper, now in its 41st year at the charity, and one of the biggest in the country, is to start regular podcasts, presented by our own resident anchorman/producer Johnny Gardener - who is severely sight impaired - and the society’s audio engineer and IT specialist Chris Carter. It's a great way of featuring a 'taster', [...]
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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 [...]