Vintage Auction – Little Crown Wainfelin Staff held a Vintage Auction on Saturday 19th October. Staff Trustees and their familes attended the event and raised over £600 for our charity. A huge thank you to all who attended the event and of course to all who donated items. We had some fabulous items donated.
Open Day Our Open Day this year was held on Wednesday 4th September in our Resource Centre in Pontypool. We had lots of visitors getting up to date information on products and services available. As usual we had representatives from technology companies giving advice about the latest products available. In particular there was a much […]
When we recently advertised for volunteers in the Torfaen Town Crier we had a response from a very fit retired gent who owned a Tandem Bike and offered to take out blind people cycling. Well we advertised in our Newsletter and immediately had a response from Susan who lives in the Malpas Road area of […]
We recently had real problems with our Resource Centre till recently and with the connected technology needed to operate it and, for a small charity, this is a huge headache. We have (POS) Point of Sale credit/debit card equipment which enables us to take payments from our blind and partially sighted service users – just […]
The new app takes a picture of small print on items such as price tags and reads back any text it has recognised !!! A Brit has invented an app, that scientists believe, will transform the lives of those who struggle to see. It takes a picture of small print on items such as price […]
Hilary Lester recently won the Newport Student of the Year Award for her dedication to study and enthusiasm for learning. Hilary, who is visually impaired and uses screen reader software, has been attending level 4 IT modules run by the Centre for Community Learning since April 2012. Her nominator Sarah Jones, a USW tutor, said: […]
The Macular Society has welcomed final approval of a new, longer-lasting drug to treat wet age-related macular degeneration. The Society is urging the NHS to introduce the new drug, Eylea, quickly to help meet the enormous demand for wet AMD treatment. The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence has issued final guidance on the […]
Huge thanks to Margaret and Ieuan Jones of Caerphilly One of our Supporting People staff Wendy Morris has been supporting Ieuan Jones (who is visually impaired) for some time now. Grateful of Wendy’s support, Ieuan’s wife Margaret, who cares for him, decided to raise funds for our charity when celebrating her 80th Birthday recently. Guests […]
See BBC link The team at Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London say human trials are now, for the first time, a realistic prospect.
Technology normally used in the newest telescopes to find distant stars is now helping to diagnose the developed world’s most common form of sight loss in adults. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) leads to the loss of central vision when looking at something directly ahead, such as a television or book. In the UK, the number […]