UK Airports Hidden Disabilities Scheme

UK Airports Hidden Disabilities Scheme

Kate has been traveling again but not over land or sea.    This time she visited Belfast so took the quick option – a flight. Whilst traveling I was made aware of a scheme that makes it easier for people who have a hidden disability to travel through airports in the...

Retro Mobile Phone with New Technology

Retro Mobile Phone with New Technology

This morning I had a visit from Tony Shrub who works for Sight and Sound Technology. He brought me a MiniVision mobile phone for demonstration in our resource centre. How many of you remember the old-style mobile phone that had no touch screen and a numerical keypad?...

Kate on the Road

Kate on the Road

Firstly, I’d like to wish you all a very belated happy new year and hope you had a well earnt rest over the festive period. Now the pleasantries are out of the way we can hopefully get on with the real reason I’m writing this and hopefully you’re interested to read...

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...

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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