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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...

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...

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