cane training

My name is John Higgs and I am registered blind. I have Macular Degenerative Disorder and Cones and Rods Dystrophy. I first experienced sight loss when I was 15. Prior to undertaking cane training, I was far less confident and 10 nervous, especially with public transport. I decided to undertake cane training to give me […]

Census

Completing the Census 2021

What is the Census and why do we need to complete it? The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and provides the Government with a better picture of the households and the people residing within England and Wales. This information allows them to plan more effectively and make more informed decisions when […]

women

Celebrating International Woman’s Day 2021

As the 8th March is otherwise known as ‘International Woman’s Day’ we thought we would take a moment to celebrate some amazing women with sight loss who have achieved such inspiring things. Helen  Keller (1880–1968) Helen Keller was an American author, disability rights advocate, activist and lecturer and was the first deaf and blind person […]

alexa

Accessibility with Alexa

From our A.C.E Officer Calum Briars. Since its introduction to the market in 2016, Alexa has become a household item used by millions worldwide. Of course, this is not a surprise at all, for a hand-sized speaker to have such clarity and functionality for a fraction of the cost of most speakers on the market, […]