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When life gives you lemons…make lemonade…?

Dear Mr Sight Loss I’m writing to you today to update you on how I’m doing. I thought you’d like to know. I had never really thought much about sight loss or visual impairment until 4 years ago. My sight had always been ok, apart from normal stuff like glasses for...

A morning with Welsh National Opera

Friday 20th March 2020, 11am – 1pm Southampton Sight, 3 Basset Avenue, Southampton, SO16 7DP Free admission & light refreshments Southampton Sight are delighted to welcome musicians from Welsh National Opera (WNO) for an hour of music-making and storytelling...

Low Vision Equipment Day – Wednesday 19th February

On Wednesday 19th February we will be holding a Low Vision Equipment Day in association with VisionAid Technologies. Individual appointments lasting 20 minutes will be available between 10am and 1pm.  Please phone Sonia or Gail on 023 8076 9882 to book your...

Sunu Success

Using radar and augmented reality, the Sunu Band enables blind and partially sighted people to travel with confidence.  Advanced haptic feedback guides your way around any obstacle, and navigation sensors connect you to the world that’s around you. Here is a review...

Keeping it in the family

In April this year Richard Fielder will be running the London Marathon to raise funds for Southampton Sight.  The marathon will be the finish of his pledge to run 500 miles.  Richard has a long history with the Society as his grandfather was blind and chairman of the...

Charity of the Year – More Good News

Southampton Sight is delighted to announce that we have been chosen by Associated British Ports in Southampton as their Charity of the Year 2020.  Paul Black, who has lived experience of sight loss through his sister, nominated us.  Thank you Paul and we look forward...

Good News – Very Good News

At Southampton Sight we’ve been celebrating – we promised you good news and here it is – we have been awarded £291,900 over 5 years from the National Lottery Community Fund.  The funding secured is to pay core salaries so we can move to become a sustainable...

Just a bit of Clickbait news

Sometimes in the charity world we can be all consumed with BAD news – no funding, our members are not getting the support they need from statutory services and the news in the media can make us all feel that things just aren’t going our way. Well here at Southampton...

Change of Guard

In December we said good bye to Brian Anderson, who has been the Chairman of Southampton Sight since 2015.  Brian is relocating north to be nearer his family.  During Brian’s tenure of Southampton Sight there has been a deliberate move by Brian to ensure that people...

100 Years Young!

Dorrie recently celebrated her 100th birthday.  What a happy day and what an achievement.  She has been coming to Southampton Sight for over 10 years but her history is incredible.  She tells us that as a civil servant in the Second World War working as a telephonist...

Lived experience has incredible value and needs to be recognised

Sight Loss Awareness training is crucial in a society where many people still know so little about living with sight loss.  At Southampton Sight we don’t just support people living with sight loss – we have made it our mission to improve awareness of sight loss in...

Anyone fancy a cuppa next Thursday?

It’s a tough gig when you lose your sight.  You lose your independence, you have to make major adjustments and life changes very quickly.  That coupled with the emotional and mental changes many of the people coming to Southampton Sight need a lot of help and support...

It takes a village to raise a child

At Southampton Sight we believe that it is the interests of all of us to ensure young people living with sight loss have the opportunity to engage in activities that inspire, build self-esteem and confidence. Statistics show that young people living with sight loss...

Seeing Science with Closed Eyes

Today’s blog is all about some Sight Loss Awareness that Southampton Sight have recently delivered with Winchester Science Centre (WSC).  Winchester Science Centre have recently raised an incredible £1.2 million to update and improve their exhibits.  Their aim is to...

Kris’s Blog – Communication Revelation

Despite the dubious suggested vocational path of politician, the one other consistent theme buried within my otherwise unremarkable school reports was the phrase ‘good communication skills.’ Diplomacy aside, born out of a passion for reading and a love of words it is...

Eye Health Information Day – Thursday 1st August

Come and find out how small changes to your life can help you to make the most of your sight on Thursday 1st August at St Mark’s Church Centre Archers Road, Southampton, SO15 2LU 10am to 2pm   Exhibitors ·       Action on Hearing Loss ·       Adjustamatic ·      ...

Kris’s Blog – My trip on the Lord Nelson

Today we have a guest blogger, Kris Gibson, who is a member at Southampton Sight and is visually impaired. I‘d be the first to admit that, when offered the opportunity to join the crew of the tall ship Lord Nelson by the good folks at Southampton Sight and the Jubilee...

Free Music Workshop – Friday 12th July

Inner Vision Orchestra is the UK's only Professional Blind Orchestra. Baluji Shrivastav, OBE who leads the orchestra has offered to run a workshop at our centre on Friday 12 July. The music of Inner Vision Orchestra moves between songs from Iran, Lebanon, Afghanistan,...

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...

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