News and updates from London Vision

Here you can read the latest news, responses and press releases from across London Vision.
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Cash acceptance reinstated across Transport for London network
Transport for London will be reinstating cash at nearly all the stations that became cashless at the beginning of the pandemic. This is a great outcome for blind and partially sighted Londoners.
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    Additional dockless bike scheme to hit London streets

    A new dockless rented bicycle scheme is coming to London. This time it's carbon neutral and electric, but presents many of the same issues blind and partially sighted pedestrians have with previous schemes.

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    Democracy Volunteers: Special election report

    Read Democracy Volunteers' report into experiences of voting for blind and partially sighted voters in London during the 2021 Mayoral elections.

  • Three books, with beige, pink and blue pages, with a pair of over ear headphones holding them together
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    The joy of listening to the spoken word

    Want to start listening to audiobooks but don't know where to start or which providers to choose? Jonathan Ward has been listening to audio books since the 70s - let him point you in the right direction!

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    London Sight Loss Council – June highlights

    Check out what the London Sight Loss was up to in June - with highlights from National Volunteers' Week and engaging with London's e-scooter operators.

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    Cash acceptance reinstated across Transport for London network

    Transport for London will be reinstating cash at nearly all the stations that became cashless at the beginning of the pandemic. This is a great outcome for blind and partially sighted Londoners.

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    Looking into the distance

    Jonathan has been using a monocular to help see things in the distance for 40 years. In this blog he explains how to get the most out of these vision aids and how to find cheaper options online.

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    Managing Sight Loss: Renu’s perspective

    Since Renu joined London Vision, she's been attending and hosting Managing Sight Loss sessions. In this piece she talks about how the sessions have helped her.

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    London Sight Loss Council: open letter on rental e-scooter trials

    The London Sight Loss Council has written an open letter to Transport for London about the ongoing e-scooter rental trials in London.

  • Jonathan Huxley, white man wearing glasses, flat cap and navy shirt, in front of one of his paintings.
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    Albinism Awareness Day: Jonathan Huxley profile

    London Vision speaks to contemporary artist Jonathan Huxley about his life in art for Albinism Awareness Day 2021.

  • Charmaine, a white woman with short brown hair. She is sat on a red banquette seat. She is wearing a black 'WHAM' tshirt and she is looking at the camera.
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    National Volunteers’ Week 2021: Charmaine’s story

    London Sight Loss Council member Charmaine writes about her volunteering experiences for National Volunteers' Week 2021.