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One year of the Managing Sight Loss course
We've been delivering Managing Sight Loss for over a year! Read this new piece to learn about the impact of the course, how many attendees have taken part and the most successful sessions.
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    Tips for travelling abroad when you’re visually impaired

    Thinking of going on holiday? Check out these tips and advice on travelling abroad when living with a visual impairment.

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    “How I feel, how I cope and how I adapt…” Stargardt’s disease

    Elise Heron is studying at university, working out at the gym and living her best life - all while coping with the impact Stargardt's disease has on her vision.

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    Managing Sight Loss sessions helped me learn new skills

    Robin Davies explains how London Vision's online Managing Sight Loss sessions helped him learn new skills for living with sight loss.

  • Jonathan Ward, training for the Paralympics. He is inside a discus circle and cage, preparing to throw the discus. The photo is from the 80s or early 90s. Jonathan is wearing blue trousers and a white tank top.
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    Paralympic Games – my story

    As well as being London Vision's Development Manager, Jonathan Ward is a Paralympic athlete, having attended four Paralympic Games. Learn more about Jonathan and his experiences of the Paralympics in this new piece!

  • Bhavini Makwana, a South Asian British woman walking on a footpath towards the camera. She is being guided by her black Labrador guide dog. She is walking along a residential street, and there are cars lining the road behind her.
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    Access refusal: a problem that’s not going away

    Bhavini pursued legal action for one of her most recent access refusals - the day it was settled, she experienced two more refusals. We are calling on sight loss sector organisations to pressure the government to make all access refusals illegal.

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    One year of the Managing Sight Loss course

    We've been delivering Managing Sight Loss for over a year! Read this new piece to learn about the impact of the course, how many attendees have taken part and the most successful sessions.

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    Working Age Forum stories: My lockdown hobby

    Working Age Forum member Eshita rediscovered her childhood photography hobby during lockdown - reconnecting with nature and the world around her with her iPhone.

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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.

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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!