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It seems like you’re running a default WordPress website. Here are a few useful links to get you started: Migration How to use WordPress Migrator Plugin? Migrate WordPress from Siteground to Cloudways Migrate WordPress from GoDaddy to Cloudways General How do I take my website live from Cloudways? How to manage WordPress via WP-CLI on … Read more

Jim enjoying flower arranging

Deafblind UK supports Jim to stay active

Jim lost his right eye in an accident at work when he was 22 years old. “I was working with a carpenter and a nail flew straight into my eye. Unfortunately they couldn’t save it so I lost my sight in that eye.” He said. Having learned to live with his sight loss, things took … Read more

John on the phone

Deafblind UK supports John to remain independent

John has always loved his independence but since losing his sight and hearing in the Korean War, aged just 21, things have been more difficult. This worsened when he later developed Macular Degeneration, an eye condition which causes loss of central vision. Now registered blind, 85 year old John can make out light and dark … Read more

Mark playing the piano

Deafblind UK supports Mark to remain Musical

As a child Mark was a pitch perfect piano player and he dreamed of a future as a musician. So when his sight and hearing started to deteriorate as a result of Usher Syndrome, he was distraught. He is now left with no useful vision and little hearing, exacerbated by tinnitus and visual hallucinations (Charles … Read more

Corinne showing a child how to use a pen reader

John helps children to experience life with sight and hearing loss

We relish opportunities to promote awareness about dual sensory loss and to help other people to understand what our members are going through. Recently, Community Engagement Officer, Corinne, along with Deafblind UK member, John, visited their local primary school to talk to the children about sight and hearing loss. Corinne said: “John often finds it … Read more

Kathaleen smiling

Social groups make Kathaleen feel at home

Kathaleen was born deaf and after being diagnosed with Usher Syndrome Type 2, started to loose her sight aged 35. Now in her 60’s, Kathaleen has just 5% of her central vision left making every day tasks extremely difficult. She said: “If I think back to what I used to be able to see it … Read more

Matthew volunteering

Matthew makes volunteering fit around his busy lifestyle

Matthew has been a telephone befriender with Deafblind UK for the past three years. As a Producer for BBC News, he has a busy lifestyle but was keen to find a way to make volunteering work for him. “I wanted to get involved in some volunteering but my work hours can be a bit chaotic … Read more

Deafblind Cymru logo

Deafblind Cymru keeps Basil independent

Now living in South Wales, Basil, aged 79, relies heavily on two hearing aids. This, together with only having one arm and increasingly severe arthritis hasn’t damped his spirits! “I’m just too independent; I always want to do things on my own!” He said. A few years ago Basil’s confidence started to slip as he … Read more

Tony in his garden

Social groups and digital support ensures Tony stays connected

Tony was 36 when he was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a condition that affects the retina and leads to gradual, progressive sight reduction. Now, aged 75 he has lost all most of his vision and is left with just a very small amount of peripheral vision. Tony, from Wrexham, spent his career using heavy … Read more

Ruth’s Amazon Echo

Digital Support Ambassador, Ruth is a tremendous champion of the positive benefits technology can have on daily lives. A myriad of digital devices support her everyday activities and she is keen to pass on these experiences to others. told us about her new ‘Echo Dot’; the new voice enabled, hands free speaker from Amazon’s Alexa … Read more