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Sight Loss Frequently Asked Questions

Over the past 12 months a group of national charities have collaborated to create the Sight Advice FAQ Portal: a one-stop-shop for sight loss related questions.  The portal is an information hub featuring frequently asked questions aimed to save you time when looking...

Shared Spaces

Many of you that have been following Kate’s On the Road blog will know how frustrated she is about ‘shared spaces’ and the effect on her day to day life. When you do not have sight loss, and don’t have to rely on tactile paving or a sighted person to help you navigate...

Life As A Visually Impaired Single Mum

Becoming a mother for the first time is already a challenge within itself. However, being a visually impaired single mum is a completely different world. As visually impaired people; we complete day to day tasks in our own unique ways. This is the same with being a...

Southampton Sight’s time aboard Tenacious

I’d like to start this blog by thanking everybody at the Jubilee Sailing Trust and Global Marine who made it possible for Southampton Sight to join Tenacious and her crew for a day sail.  Although I have sailed with the JST twice before on Lord Nelson (affectionately...

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...

Problem Solving, Team Building and Cooking your own lunch!

Problem Solving, Team Building and Cooking your own lunch!   4 young people from Southampton Sight spent a very cold and windy Saturday at Woodmill Activity Centre last week. It was a wonderful opportunity to problem solve and work together to build bridges, make...

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

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...

Blind Ambition

Our own Kate in action who is part of Blind Sailing UK, a charity that encourages blind and visually impaired people to get into racing and compete for their country.  Here is a link to the article: Blind Ambition @BlindSailingGBR @JubileeSailing @YandYMagazine...

World Braille Day – January 4th

World Braille Day is celebrated every year on January 4th because it is Louis Braille’s birthday, the inventor of braille! World Braille Day is a reminder of the importance of accessibility and independence for those who are blind or partially sighted. The...

Sight Loss Awareness In Action

More great feedback from Oakwood Primary School in Southampton. #Blind #PartiallySighted #Education #OakwoodPrimarySchool http://oakwoodlive.blogspot.com/2018/11/southampton-sight-workshop.html    

School Blog

Another wonderful review from a Primary School in Southampton. We visited Bitterne Manor Primary School this week and it looks like they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. This project is working so well because Simon, who is a volunteer but thought up this project and...

Changing Attitudes

"It was one of the best workshops that I have experienced in many years of teaching. Insightful and extremely engaging on every level.  All staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. A great big thank you from Kingfisher Class." Mr Tee Fairisle Primary School...

Thank goodness for my white cane

Thank goodness for my white cane. It has travelled the world with me. I bought my latest cane from San Francisco's LightHouse organisation that supports visually impaired people. I specially chose a strong but collapsible version to be my "back-up" cane as I embarked...

Access to Work and our experience at Southampton Sight

For some of you who may not understand the rules about Access to Work, it is a Government programme set up to support employed people who are disabled or have a physical or mental health condition with special equipment, adaptations, support worker services or help...

World Sight Day

World Sight Day (WSD) is an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and sight impairment. The theme for 2018 is Eye Care Everywhere. Did you know? 253 million people...

Thank You – National Citizen Service

Thank you to all the young people who took part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) in Southampton this summer and chose Southampton Sight as their social action project. Last night our Sight Loss Awareness Coordinator Sonia attended the Youth Options NCS...

Eye Health Information Day

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow for our Free Eye Health Information Day at Pear Tree Church Hall, 80 Pear Tree Road, Southampton, SO19 7GZ from 10am till 3pm. The exhibitors are: Age UK Southampton Carers in Southampton Communicare International Glaucoma Association...

Regular Sight Tests For All

It’s National Eye Health Week and we are promoting the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. Many people think that a sight test is just about checking whether your vision needs correcting with glasses or contact lenses. But there are...

The Safer Places Scheme

The Safer Places scheme is part of a wider 'Respect me' campaign which aims to improve the experience of disabled people in the community. Despite several recent well publicised cases, some disabled people are still victims of bullying and harassment when they go out....

Eye Health Information Day

This year's National Eye Health Week will take place from 24 to 30 September 2018, promoting the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. Southampton Sight is hosting an Eye Health Information Day on Thursday 27 September at Pear Tree...

Thank You Wates Giving

Southampton Sight has been awarded £9,000 from Wates Giving to support children and young people living with sight loss by offering activities and peer support sessions that underpin life-skills related to mobility, independence and orientation. Sighted children learn...

New Kitchen Gadgets

We have two new kitchen gadgets in our rehab kitchen.  The AnySharp Knife Sharpener and the Joseph Joseph Cut and Carve Plus Chopping Board. Whether you’re slicing meat, dicing vegetables, or carving the Sunday Roast, a sharp blade makes cutting effortless. The...

Blind Baking

Southampton Society for the Blind is having a cooking day hosted by Penny Melville Brown (www.bakingblind.com) on Wednesday 5 September. Penny won the prestigious Holman prize for innovative idea of taking Baking Blind across 6 continents. Sessions are videoed and...

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