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Tyne and Wear
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#StreetsForAll: Phase 1: E-scooters and pavement parking
#StreetsForAll Phase 2: Inaccessible street designs
Employment and Skills resources
Health and Well-being resources
Inclusive Communities resources
The roadmap out of lockdown
COVID-19: resources for blind and partially sighted people
Celebrating Volunteers’ Week 2022
For Volunteers Week, we want to say thank you to our incredible blind and partially sighted volunteers, who are working so hard to advocate for visually impaired people in their communities.
In memory of Frank Mcfarlane and Shelagh Austin
With great sadness, we share the news that two of our friends and Sight Loss Council members Shelagh Austin and Frank Mcfarlane have passed away. Our deepest condolences go out to their families and friends.
Natalie Greenhough: “There are so many ways for VI people to get active” #MakeSportAccessible
Natalie Greenhough is 27 years old and volunteers with Black Country Sight Loss Council. She talks to us about her journey with sports, her love of judo and her passion to #MakeSportAccessible in her capacity as a Black Country Sight Loss Council member.
A Sight Loss Council win in Birmingham #StreetsForAll
SLC member James Preston grew concerned that his #GuideDog might get injured due to debris & broken glass in Lancaster Circus. Through the intervention of WM SLC, Environmental Health Services have now agreed to carry out a regular deep clean of the area
Webinar recording: Bedfordshire Sight Loss Council Sport and Leisure VI forum
Bedfordshire Sight Loss Council held a Sports and Leisure VI Forum on on 25 January, to discuss inclusive sports happening in Bedfordshire. Read about the webinar's highlights or watch a subtitled recording.
Webinar recording: Tyne & Wear Sight Loss Council Virtual Mental Health VI forum
Tyne & Wear Sight Loss Council held a VI Forum on 26th January, to discuss the support available in Tyne & Wear and across the wider North East. A subtitled recording is now available.
Moving the goalposts: Jack’s Story #MakeSportAccessible
Jack Moffat is 29 years old and volunteers with the Northumberland Sight Loss Council. He talks to us about his journey with sport and his passion to #MakeSportAccessible to more people in his area.
West Midlands Sight Loss Councils work with HSBC UK to improve Inclusivity
West Midlands SLCs were invited to present at HSBC UK's monthly modelling teams meeting as part of their campaigning work for improved access to employment opportunities for blind and partially sighted people.
Sight Loss Councils pressure Amazon UK to include legal use notices on e-scooter listings
Tyne and Wear Sight Loss Council works with local authorities and Trading Standards to ensure Amazon UK e-scooter listings include information about restrictions and legal use.
York SLC member Anna Baldwin on the impact of York Council’s Blue Badge ban
York Sight Loss Council continues to challenge City of York's ban on Blue Badge parking in York's city centre. SLC member, Anna Baldwin, shares how the ban has already negatively impacted her life.
Happy Anniversary: Celebrating 5 years of Birmingham Sight Loss Council!
This new year we are celebrating the 5 year anniversary of of Birmingham Sight Loss Council! As soon as it launched, Birmingham SLC members hit the ground running. We look back at some of the work Birmingham SLCs has done to advocate for the needs of blind and partially sighted people.
Improving public rights of way for blind and partially sighted people in Bedford
Bedfordshire Sight Loss Council member Hubert met with representatives from Central Bedfordshire to try out a new walking route through Marston Forest Centre. He shares why this work on accessibility is so important.
Sight Loss Councils mourn the passing of Gary Tunney
It is with great sadness that we share the news that our friend and Greater Manchester Sight Loss Council member has passed away.
Our 2021 highlights
It’s been a busy year for Sight Loss councils, from hosting our first ever Sight Loss Councils Conference, to launching six new Sight Loss Councils nationwide! Read our highlights for 2021.
Top tips for applying the Accessible Information Standard #MakeHealthAccessible
Our Make Health Accessible campaign calls on NHS managers to effectively implement the Accessible Information Standard, engage with their visually impaired patients and send medical information in a format in which they can read.
Why you shouldn’t buy an e-scooter this Christmas
With Christmas on the approach, many people might be thinking about buying an e-scooter as a gift. But before you do that, you should know that it is illegal to use a privately-owned e-scooter on public roads, pavements or in a public place. Read our frequently asked questions to inform your decision.
Bedfordshire SLC meet with Bedford Council to discuss accessibility of town centre
Bedfordshire Sight Loss Council met with Bedford Borough Council to discuss the challenges blind and partially sighted people face following recent and ongoing developments to Bedford's High Street.
Bristol SLC calls on employers to get Disability Confident
To mark the International Day of Disabled People on 3rd December 2021, Bristol Sight Loss Council is calling on Bristol employers to make it easier for blind and visually impaired people to apply for jobs by committing to becoming Disability Confident Employers.
Webinar recording: West Midlands VI forum – Accessibility barriers to arts, culture and entertainment
West Midlands Sight Loss Council held a VI Forum on Friday, 24 November, to discuss the barriers they face at concerts, film screenings, the theatre and more in the West Midlands.
Improving the university experience for blind and partially sighted students – Natalie Greenhough
Black Country SLC met with representatives from Wolverhampton University Student's Union to discuss how to better the social aspect of university life for visually impaired students during their studies.
A new Sight Loss Council launches in Northumberland
A new Sight Loss Council, led by blind and partially sighted people, has launched in Northumberland and is inviting other visually impaired in the county people to join.
Tyne and Wear Sight Loss Council visit Parks Leisure centre in North Tyneside
Earlier this month, Tyne and Wear Sight Loss Council were invited to Parks Leisure centre in North Tyneside by Team Leader Gary Jacques.
Nine out of ten blind people denied access to health information
New research by Sight Loss Councils has found that as many as nine in ten blind people do not receive essential information about appointments, medical treatment and medications in an accessible format.
West Midlands SLCs highlight the obstacles that visually impaired people face whilst shopping and socialising
West Midlands Sight Loss Councils invited the public, retailers and staff to experience shopping as a blind or partially sighted person at Merry Hill Shopping Centre., which was lit up purple to mark Purple Tuesday!
York SLC campaign to make restaurants more accessible
York Sight Loss Council launches campaign to transform the quality of service blind and partially sighted people experience in eating establishments across the city.
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