Skills for Seeing training

Skills for Seeing training

I haven’t blogged for a while so I thought I’d write one about my most recent adventure to Andover with two colleagues.  We went on a two-day staff outing! Mandy, Angela and I all met at work last Wednesday to begin our two-day training course.  We visited the head...

Beginning to bake independently

Beginning to bake independently

The first week of the second round of Cooking with confidence the group used a very simple shortbread recipe; I thought I’d have a go and decided to make some for my partners mothers birthday. All I needed was 125G plain flour, 100G butter and 50G of sugar. I made the...

Goalball Victory!

Goalball Victory!

I may have mentioned before that I am part of the Winchester Goalball club. To understand what Goalball is go to Goalball UK’s website:  www.goalballuk.com

Speaking with Medical Professionals

Speaking with Medical Professionals

Recently, medical professionals from Southampton University came to visit Southampton Sight  as part of their continuous professional development. They attended training focused on what it is like to live with sight loss.  Along with four other people with varying levels of sight loss, I was asked to speak about what it was like when I recently attended my ophthalmology appointment on my own for the first time.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This week has been full of cheer and festivities! Tuesday the centre was full of our lovely volunteers for our annual volunteer Christmas dinner that Maria and Sonia cooked.    The food was plentiful and very tasty.  I did feel guilty while eating; Gail, Angela and...

Access to Work – Trials and Tribulations

Why is access to work such a complicated and sole destroying process? This week I have had to appeal yet again (the second time since June) against a decision made by the wonderful government run scheme Access to work.  I have asked for 2.5 days of specialist training...

Where Are My Eye’s?

This week started slightly differently than usual, Gail and I both had no support workers with us on Tuesday so she was my eyes and I was her hands. When I needed print looking at I borrowed Gail’s eyes (I promise I gave them back) I also returned the favour by...

Kate on the sea! read the blog

Kate on the sea! read the blog

My week on the waves with the Jubilee Sailing Trust It was just my luck to join the Lord Nelson during one of our now all too regular storms.  I joined the ship on Trafalgar day (October 21st). The weather was so bad that we stayed quayside in Poole that night and...

Kate on the Road

Hello I’m Kate, the Access Technology Advisor here at Southampton Sight.

I’ve been blind since birth but that doesn’t stop me doing what I want to do. I want to share with you highlights of my work and my world. Read my blog!

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