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Get outside this summer

Extensive research has revealed that getting outdoors can help us to: Improve our cardiovascular health and fitness Reduce stress and anxiety Sharpen short-term memory Concentrate better What’s more, getting outside is particularly beneficial for people with visual and hearing impairments as they can experience multi-sensory sensations, from the smells of local woods to feeling the … Read more

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Taking the stress out of shopping

For many visually and hearing-impaired people a simple trip to the supermarket can be a stressful experience. A lack of natural light, too many crowds and loud background noise may deter people from making essential trips. Thankfully, UK supermarkets are now making changes to ensure the shopping experience is more pleasant for everyone. There are … Read more

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Myth busters: Understanding what it’s like to be deafblind

Deafblindness is perhaps one of the least understood disabilities. Many misconceptions around deafblindness simply come from not understanding the wide spectrum of health issues that can lead to hearing and sight loss. We aim to promote as independent a lifestyle as possible. This is in fact a lot more achievable than some may believe, so … Read more

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‘Connecting Lives’ project announced as Digital Leaders DL100 finalist

Our Connecting Lives project, which introduces the possibilities and benefits of digital technology to people with deafblindness, is a finalist for the ‘Digital Skills or Inclusion Initiative of the Year’ at the Digital Leaders Awards and public voting is now open. Digital Leaders is the nationwide programme for promoting effective, long-term digital transformation across government, … Read more

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Enjoying books with sight loss

We are a nation of book worms. Last year nearly 191 million books were sold in the UK. Some of us enjoy the thrill of a good novel to unwind and escape from the day. Others are drawn to the physical experience of a book; the feel of the pages as they become more and … Read more

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Kitchen Hacks

Having reduced sight and hearing doesn’t mean you’re banned from cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Here are our top tips for foodies: Lighting Before you reach for the pans, think about the lighting in your kitchen. Is there enough of it? Too much? Is it useful? Task lighting such as spotlights or under-unit … Read more

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Love your eyes and ears!

Prevention is better than cure when it comes to sight and hearing loss, so here are our top tips for looking after your eyes and ears. To protect your hearing: Turn the music down Listening to loud music through headphones can cause irreversible hearing damage. Turn the volume down to 60% of the devices maximum. … Read more

Naidex

26th – 27th March  NEC Birmingham  Naidex, Europe’s most established event dedicated to the future of disability and independent living, is back for its 45th anniversary on the 26th & 27th of March 2019, at Birmingham’s NEC! With last year’s edition still sending ripples throughout the entire disability sector, this year’s Naidex will look to … Read more