Supporting Southampton University Hospital Trust

Supporting Southampton University Hospital Trust

Sonia and I went to the hospital to give a presentation to fifty 4th year undergraduate medical students as part of their week that they spend in the eye unit. Our presentation responds to learning outcomes set by the Royal College of Ophthalmology – breaking bad...

Baking Blind with Penny Melville-Brown

Baking Blind with Penny Melville-Brown

On Wednesday 5 September two members of Southampton Sight along with Kate, Jackie and Angela visited Penny Melville-Brown at her home to take part in her Baking Blind series (www.bakingblind.com). Penny was one of the successful winners of the Holman Prize in 2017,...

A week in the life

A week in the life

This week has been a quiet week so far at work; with my support worker on holiday I am unable to leave the office without the support of other colleagues.  I have seen a service user in the centre for a touch-typing session and I worked with two of my colleagues on...

Back to College

Back to College

I can’t remember if I have written this before, but in September I am going back to college to do an apprenticeship in customer service. Yesterday I started to learn how to get to Southampton City College. When you are completely blind like I am, you may find...

Hooray to Assistive Equipment!

Hooray to Assistive Equipment!

Is it really July already? Soon we’ll blink and it’ll be next year. Yesterday Angela and I went to an information and equipment day in Totton organised by Open Sight the local society for VI people who cover Hampshire. First, getting in to the building was a...

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

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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