Life skills

Practical skills and advice to develop your independence at home, school, and beyond…

Life skills

Practical skills and advice to develop your independence at home, school, and beyond…

Life skills

Practical skills and advice to develop your independence at home, school, and beyond…

Tips to get the most out of…

reading

“I share my experience of reading and accessing books as a blind braille reader.”

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tech

20 recommended apps for a person who has a visual impairment.

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braille

“Some people think braille is outdated and others think it is an essential skill to have.”

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Tips to get the most out of …

reading

“I share my experience of reading and accessing books as a blind braille reader.”

Read on

tech

20 recommended apps for a person who has a visual impairment.

Read on

braille

“Some people think braille is outdated and others think it is an essential skill to have.”

Read on

Grow your skills with VICTA

VICTA Activities for 14-17s

Expeditions, international adventures, sports, art, wildlife… whether learning a new skill, taking up a new activity or going on an adventure, the list goes on…

Join

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Earn your coveted DofE Award. A fun and truly life-changing experience that will help you make new friends, discover new interests and develop new skills.

Explore

Grants for accessible equipment

VICTA supports children and young adults who are blind or partially sighted by providing grants that support the purchase of equipment to aid their visual impairment.

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Top apps from
Sassy Wyatt

Sassy Wyatt aims to empower and raise awareness through her blog ‘Thinking out Loud’ and social media videos. She’s challenging stereotypes through education and humor: empowering you to be more disability confident!  Here Sassy shares ’11 free apps you need in your life right now’. Check out Sassy’s YouTube channel for more life hacks here: Thinking Out Loud on YouTube

Grow your skills with VICTA

VICTA Activities for 14-17s

Expeditions, international adventures, sports, art, wildlife… whether learning a new skill, taking up a new activity or going on an adventure, the list goes on…

Join

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Earn your coveted DofE Award. A fun and truly life-changing experience that will help you make new friends, discover new interests and develop new skills.

Explore

Grants for accessible equipment

VICTA supports children and young adults who are blind or partially sighted by providing grants that support the purchase of equipment to aid their visual impairment.

Discover

Top apps from
Sassy Wyatt

Sassy Wyatt aims to empower and raise awareness through her blog ‘Thinking out Loud’ and social media videos. She’s challenging stereotypes through education and humor: empowering you to be more disability confident!  Here Sassy shares ’11 free apps you need in your life right now’. Check out Sassy’s YouTube channel for more life hacks here: Thinking Out Loud on YouTube

Build your skills

NCS

Designed specially for 16 and 17 year olds, the NCS experience aims to give you a clearer idea of what you want from your future. Learn life lessons, skills and hacks!

Visit the NCS website to find out more

The Prince’s Trust

Build your confidence, Get a job! Get to know an industry that suits your personality, with free courses that will help you gain valuable experience or build your confidence with one of their youth programmes.

Visit the Prince’s Trust website to find out more

Life hacks with Henshaws

Lots of videos sharing hacks on day-to-day tasks with a vision impairment.

Watch the videos on the Henshaws website

Sight Advice FAQ

Sight Advice FAQ answers questions about living with sight loss, eye health or being newly diagnosed with a sight condition. This includes those who are supporting people through their sight loss journey, including parents, partners, carers and friends.

Find out more on the Sight Advice FAQ website

Independent living skills

Guide Dogs offer support and advice for skills around the home and personal care to help improve your confidence, independence and wellbeing.

Find out more on the Guide Dogs website

RNIB share useful information for anyone preparing to live independently.

Find out more on the RNIB website

Barclays Life Skills

Barclays LifeSkills’ resources aim to help you develop skills that will deliver success in the future world of work. Learn about being pro-active, communicating well, being adaptable, resilient, creative and more!

Find out more on the Barclays LifeSkills website

MyBNK – Your Money – Your Future

Free tools, tips and tricks designed by MyBNK’s money experts to help you take control of your finances.

Find out more on the MyBNK website

Get involved with their Youth Ambassador programme

Find out more about their Youth Ambassador Programme

Useful websites for visually impaired

Holly at ‘Life of a Blind Girl’ created a useful resource page to help other blind and visually impaired people like herself, coverings things from useful websites, to apps, to equipment to good Facebook groups to be a part of.

Find out more on the Life of a Blind Girl blog

UK Youth Programmes

From outdoor learning and online safety to money management and mental health, we reach and engage young people who don’t traditionally have access to personal development opportunities.

Find out more on the UK Youth website

Life hacks from
social stars

@lucyedwardsblind

The first ever blind BBC Radio 1 presenter, TikTok and Youtube star sharing life hacks and raising awareness.

Meeks Speaks

Maleeka spreads awareness, tips and motivation for VIPs through her blog and YouTube channel.

Fashioneyesta

Emily Davison uses her YouTube channel to change attitudes towards disability in style. She talks style, beauty and lifestyle and share videos about sight loss and what it’s like to live with a disability,

Life with Kerry

Kerry is a keen gardener and shares gardening tips for people with a vision impairment, why not try growing your own veg at home?

Fancy yourself as a social star? Enter our life hacks vlogging competition!

We’d like to challenge you to share your life hacks with us via video. We’ll choose three at random to receive a £50 amazon voucher. Find out how to enter and be in with the chance of winning…

Life hacks vlogging competition
Find out more and enter

Cook up new skills!

How to make fruit kebabs

Harriet’s lemon yogurt swirl

Harriet’s simple pasta hack

Xanthe cooks quesadillas – step one

Xanthe cooks quesadillas – step two

Build new skills

VICTA Activities

The perfect way to grow and learn whilst having an amazing time.

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Sports

Find your team – there’s a lot more to sport than you think.

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Build new skills

VICTA Activities

The perfect way to grow and learn whilst having an amazing time.

Find out more

Sports

Find your team – there’s a lot more to sport than you think.

Find out more

Your experiences

Read and share!

Volunteering as a key for long-term success

September 9, 2021|0 Comments

Written by Idil Serce The transition from higher education to employment can be a difficult and emotional roller coaster for all new graduates, but especially for visually impaired (VI) graduates who are in a [...]