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Action's Activity Break Ambassador
Date: 9 March 2012 | Category: Events
A visually impaired youngster is re-living her experiences on an adventure week, after becoming an ambassador for Action's Activity Breaks. Erin Boyce wants to encourage other youngsters with sight loss to share the teambuilding and confidence boosting experiences she went through; from rock climbing, to shelter building and swinging from a zip wire.
Further Reading: Action Activity Breaks
Technology showcase for blind people in Cumbria
Date: 6 March 2012 | Category: Events
A 98 year old service user is encouraging blind and partially sighted people in Cumbria to attend a 'gadgets’ showcase to learn about the latest technology, designed to help them communicate and live independently. The event will take place in Rheged Centre, Penrith, on Thursday 29 March from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Further Reading: Technology
Thousands of disabled people to protest against cuts
Date: 10 May 2011 | Category: Events
Thousands of disabled people, their families and friends will take to the streets in central London tomorrow - 11 May on the first anniversary of the Coalition Government as part of The Hardest Hit protest against the cuts. Further Reading: Hardest Hit campaign
Action to hold technology open day in Sunderland
Date: 7 January 2011 | Category: Events
Technology to help blind and partially sighted people gain or retain employment and lead more independent lives will be exhibited at Action for Blind People’s open day at The Quayside Exchange, Wylam Wharf, Low Street, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 2AX on Thursday, 24 February 2011 (12.30pm and 3.30pm). Further Reading: Technology
Nottingham Sight Matters Day
Date: 17 September 2010 | Category: Events
How would you find your favourite restaurant, choose items from a menu, set the weights at your local gym or follow the plot of the latest box office movie if your eye sight was failing?
These are issues faced by thousands of people across Nottinghamshire every day when choosing how to spend their leisure time – issues which many of us take for granted.
Sight Matters Day 2010 will focus on leisure and will take place on 29 September in Nottingham city centre. The day is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about visual impairment. There will be a whole host of fun and free activities for everyone to try. Activities will include taking a blind folded walk around an obstacle course with a guide dog, a thrilling display by Blind Judo and an exhibition packed full of the latest equipment to support people with sight loss. Further Reading: Our services