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Tactile Times online advent calendar

Tactile Times are getting into the Christmas spirit already and have launched a fully-accessible, online advent calender. If you fancy a change from printed advent calendars this one is fully-accessible with all major screen readers using a computer or a phone and you can access it with a Braillenote Touch. You might even hear a few familiar voices along the way! You can visit it to open the first few door right now: games.tactiletimes.org/advent The will have a new door unlocking each day, and a bumper day on the 24th. It is a great opportunity to [...]

By |December 4, 2023|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, Be Inspired, Create, Employability, Stand out, Taking control, Volunteering|Tags: |0 Comments

New opportunity – Discover your Paralympic potential

Do you have a vision impairment? Ever dreamt of competing in a Paralympic Sport? Let Paralympics GB help you discover your Paralympic Potential at a come and try day in Autumn 2023. The Paralympic Potential programme is the first step in finding what your future Paralympic sport could be. If you want to find a competitive pathway and unlock the opportunities that sport offers, then now is your time to discover your Paralympic Potential. They are hosting come and try days that will include Judo, Football, Goalball, Rowing, Swimming, Cycling, Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, Athletics [...]

By |October 30, 2023|Categories: 14 to 17, 18 plus, Get involved, Opportunities, Sports|0 Comments

New opportunity – Internship at Retina UK

Are you looking for a role that will enable you to gain a wide range of experience? Are you keen to make a difference for people affected by inherited sight loss conditions? Then Retina UK's Development Team Internship could be the role for you. Retina UK is a national charity supporting people affected by inherited sight loss and investing in medical research to help make their challenges a thing of the past. The intern will support their information and support services, communications, research development, and volunteering and database development. You will provide administrative assistance to [...]

By |October 25, 2023|Categories: 14 to 17, 18 plus, Employability, Get involved, Internship, Opportunities, Stand out|0 Comments

New opportunity – Raise awareness with The Macular Society

The Macular Society is reaching out to find students passionate about raising awareness about the macular condition and how it also occurs in young people. They are looking for university students and/or prospective students who have a macular condition (mainly has central vision loss, such as Stargardts) and are willing/comfortable to share a little bit about their eye condition and their experiences. They'd like to share with other young people your experiences of being a student or preparing to be a university student, for example, applying for the DSA grant, getting orientated and living in [...]

Be inspired. Tune in to Lee’s first radio show!

As part of our #BlindnessAwarenessMonth celebrations, we chatted to Lee Roake about his fantastic achievement, launching his first radio show! Lee is a 17 year old with a rare genetic condition called WAGR Syndrome. Due to his vision impairment, Lee has been involved in VICTA activities from a young age, now taking part in our activities for 14 to 17 years. Lee has just started his very own radio show on Surrey Hills Radio and tells us how his volunteering led to this dream opportunity! Did you miss Lee's [...]

By |October 10, 2023|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, Be Inspired, Create, Employability, Stand out, Taking control, Volunteering|Tags: |0 Comments

Be inspired. Fundraising success for this VICTA Young Achiever!

We are celebrating Dotty, who has had incredible fundraising success while earning her Young Achievers Community pin badge. So far, Dotty has raised over £600 through her sponsored walk, amazing! Dotty's parents tell us how she organised her fundraising event and what made it a great success: Dotty chose to do a sponsored walk as part of her Young Achievers Award with VICTA, we chose a 5 mile walk near Dotty’s School. We sent a message to Dotty’s friends and parents and WOW we were overwhelmed by the support we got. The walk started at West Hanningfield Village Hall [...]

By |September 29, 2023|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, Be Inspired, Education, Fundraising, Stand out, Taking control, Young Achievers|0 Comments

New opportunity – Work experience opportunity, Warwick

Blind in Business have a fabulous in person work experience opportunity available in Warwick at Skewb. Skewb offer many services and products from Digital, Environment, Gaming and Utility Industry specifics.  Their work experience offer will be tailored to the individual based on the students’ interests, whether that be a generic experience across multiple areas of the business, or something focused on a niche area of interest. This experience can be accessed either W/C 4th September OR W/C 11th September. If interested, please send an email to Jonathan at Blind in Business - jonathan@blindinbusiness.org.uk [...]

By |August 10, 2023|Categories: 14 to 17, 18 plus, Employability, Internship, Life skills, Opportunities, Taking control|0 Comments

New opportunity – The value of work experience webinar

Blind in Business are inviting you to a webinar 'Work Experience – Understand the value' Please see their information below and get in touch with them directly if you would like to attend or find out more. When: Wednesday 19 July 2023 Time: 16:30 Where: Zoom Who: Students Year 10+ Have you ever wondered “what’s the point” when someone recommends that you participate in some form of work experience? Blind in Business have long understood the amazing value work experience provides students. Their newest webinar is offering you the chance to find out WHY you should bother seeking [...]

By |June 23, 2023|Categories: 14 to 17, 18 plus, Employability, Internship, Life skills, Opportunities, Taking control|0 Comments

Moving house – tips for home buyers with a vision impairment

By Jack Tomlin After living in a small village for six years I finally decided it was time to move on, I was seeking more space, a bigger garden and a more central location. I had been wanting to move for a while, but it never quite felt like the right time. In December 2022 I started looking and viewed a few places to see what was on offer. Eventually I found the perfect cottage in a nearby village. It had a few drawbacks but nothing that couldn’t be fixed. I signed all the paperwork and within a [...]

By |June 17, 2023|Categories: 14 to 17, 18 plus, Knowledge kitchen, Life skills, Strive|Tags: |1 Comment

Things that make me feel joyful

A poem by Mahalia Creft The blue-purple hue of an early early morning as I lay twisted up in yellow with my eyes just barely open. The taste of chocolate melding deep into the corners of my taste-buds as I sneak a stray biscuit before mum brings in a “proper” breakfast. The feel of a warm plate on my lap when the sun is at its highest point and my belly is at its largest. The scent of something sweet, ringing melodically in my nostrils and my throat. The sound of music that I hear, caressing the innards [...]

By |June 17, 2023|Categories: 14 to 17, 18 plus, Arts, Create, Life skills, Strive, Taking control, Wellbeing|Tags: |0 Comments
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