Researchers at The University of Borås in Sweden are developing a new range of clothing that will allow deafblind people to experience haptic signals through the clothes that they wear. This would allow the wearer to be able to tell if someone is looking at them or where the ball they dropped is in the room. Working to digitise touch and … Read more
On Saturday February 9th, 2019 Inspire Peterborough, Amilly Fitness, Special Olympics Peterborough, Disability Peterborough, The Mobility Aids Centre, Oak Activities and friends are taking over The Cresset for the biggest disability sporting event Peterborough has ever seen! Better yet, it’s 100% FREE. Whether you’re coming to try our many sports activities, meet the Mayor, get … Read more
As you may have seen in the most recent edition of Open Hand magazine, our Service Development Manager Graham Nolan wrote a review of the above publication. Here, you may read the full piece.
Altogether Travel have put together a list of top tips and helpful hints for flying with a visual impairment or blindness. The following information is entirely their intellectual property, but we thought we’d share it here to signpost it to our readership. Altogether Travel is the UK’s leading Supported Holiday Company, our excellent holiday and … Read more
Our eighth and final film is our Overview. This film touches on areas such as socialising, our residential community Rainbow Court, and training.
Recruitment is the theme of our seventh film in our series. This film is all about our staff and volunteers and the wide variety of roles that are covered at Deafblind UK.
This is the sixth film in our DBUK film series. Fundraising is the topic of this film, including different ways of fundraising, and what we do with the money that is raised.
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
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
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