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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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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    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 TfL 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.

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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.

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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.

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    World No Tobacco Day – The links between smoking and eye health

    Today is World No Tobacco Day, and there's no better time to think about quitting! Read on to learn about tobacco's impact on eye health.

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    Which inbuilt accessibility features are better: iPhone or Android?

    In time for Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we've reviewed the inbuilt accessibility features of Android and iPhone smartphones.

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    E-scooter trials to begin in London on June 7

    Transport for London confirmed that e-scooter rental trials will begin in London on June 7 for a period of 12 months - read London Vision's response.