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Identifying sight and hearing loss

Thousands of people in the UK are living with sight and hearing loss, but how can you tell whether you, or someone you know, is one of them? Early signs of sight loss include: Difficulty reading books and newspapers or watching TV Difficulty recognising people, particularly in unexpected situations Often thinking that you need new … Read more

Five Day Course for Intervenors

4th – 8th February 2019 At Deafblind UK Conference Centre, Cygnet Road, Peterborough, PE7 8FD £450 per participant Course content includes: – Implications of MSI The Role of the Intervenor Vision Hearing Functional Assessment Mobility Communication Touch Interaction Learning Environments Upon successful completion of this five- day course, participants will receive a “Certificate of attendance” … Read more

Accessible Christmas Ice Rinks

*We encourage that for any of these ice rinks you contact the venue beforehand to ensure that the establishment suits your needs or requirements. Fancy going ice skating this Christmas? There’s a wide variety of pop up rinks available this year, and we have compiled a list of the accessibility features of our favourites. Unfortunately … Read more

Longitudinal Transition Study, funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust

The University of Birmingham has published the results of a Longitudinal Transition Study, funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust, following the experiences of young people with vision impairment from secondary school into further education and employment. Findings from the study show that whilst participants are inching closer to the labour market, common challenges were identified: *Just … Read more

Bob Nolan wins Unsung Hero award at Deaf Sports Personality of the Year 2018

Congratulations to our Chairman, Bob Nolan, for capping what’s been a phenomenal year for him both personally and professionally by winning the Unsung Hero 2018 award at the Deaf Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2018. Here’s what Bob had to say in his acceptance speech Hi Everyone, I just want to thank you for … Read more

Deafblind UK visits Dunseverick Primary School

A few weeks ago, our Engagement Officer James McVicker and our member Johnboy visited Dunseverick Primary School in Northern Ireland. Here’s what they had to say to the pupils: Intro: Good morning everyone. My name is James I Work for a company called Deafblind Northern Ireland. Before a talk on can you tell me how … Read more

Loop Systems

Today’s guest blog comes from our Engagement Officer, Andrew Barnes, who has reviewed some loop systems that are available now for people with hearing loss to use: Action on hearing loss: Name: DAC Megaloop £129.49 (VAT inc) £107.91 (excluding VAT) Middle range price bracket I have worked with this one and according to the action … Read more

Christmas Activities – The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink

Ice skating at Christmas is great fun for all the family and this year we’d like to share our favourite pop up ice rink. Found in the centre of Brighton, this ice rink is set in front of the famous Royal Pavilion and is one of the few Christmas ice rink to offer regular dedicated … Read more

Accessible Christmas Productions 2018

We encourage that for any performances you contact the venue beforehand to ensure that the production suits your needs or requirements. Looking for some Christmas entertainment? See our collection of accessible family Christmas productions on this winter.   Peter Pan Richmond Theatre “Join our high-flying hero, Peter Pan, as he transports the Darlings on an adventure … Read more

Activities For All

Deafblind UK will be hosting a series of free and exciting activities for anyone with a combined sight and hearing loss, in Peterborough between 6th November and 14th December at the Karten Centre, Rainbow Court, Paston Ridings, Peterborough, PE4 7UP. Join us for free trial sessions in: ▪ Meditation for beginners ▪ Art Therapy (3 week course) … Read more