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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Greenwich Transport Forum
We held the first Greenwich transport forum on 8 June at the Clockhouse, and were joined by representatives from TfL and Greenwich Council. Read this piece to learn about the concerns that were raised during the meeting.
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    New Sight Loss Council launched for London

    London now has a Sight Loss Council to advocate the needs of blind and partially sighted people and influence positive change in the capital. The announcement comes after…

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    Bhavini Makwana to represent London Vision on Tier safety board

    London Vision will be represented on the new UK and Ireland safety board launched by Europe’s largest e-scooter operator Tier. The board will aim to raise the bar on…

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    TfL e-scooter trials to begin in spring 2021 – London Vision’s response

    Transport for London’s latest announcement around the commencement of e-scooter rental trials provides some welcome clarity around timelines for the introduction of these schemes. TfL has stated that trials…

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    Challenges of celebrating Diwali in lockdown

    Diwali is on the 14th November this year and celebrations usually start a few days prior. We decorate the house with colourful rangoli patterns (a colourful design using…

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    Blind and partially sighted Londoners needed for new London Sight Loss Council

    London Vision is calling blind and partially sighted Londoners to join a soon-to-be-launched London Sight Loss Council to effect positive change in the capital. The London Sight Loss…

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    My cane is an extension of my personality – Dr Amy Kavanagh

    I was born visually impaired. I do have some useful residual vision, although it can be temperamental! On good days, I can make out details like faces or…

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    How the white cane changed Bhavini’s life

    Bhavini Makwana shares how her life changed for the better once she started using a white cane to increase her independence.

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    My not so white cane – Alex Pepper

    It may be White Cane Awareness Day, but these days more people are choosing to have a mobility cane that’s a different colour. Mobility canes are the long…

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    Guiding tips

    Have there been times when you have wanted to offer help to a blind or partially sighted person – maybe to help them cross a road – but…

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    Is braille being usurped in the fast-paced technological world?

    For Braille Week, Masuma Ali has written a blog about how she uses braille in her day to day life and work, and how it works in conjunction…