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

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

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

Imagined Touch exhibition

Enter a world where sight and sound give way to tactile communication in this ‘cutting-edge piece of theatre that transports its audience beyond the theatre seat’ (Australian Stage)

Created by Heather Lawson and Michelle Stevens, this immersive event shares the humour, grief, beauty and profound isolation of their lives as deafblind artists. After an introductory film, you’ll be provided with individual headphones and goggles, then guided into an unseen promenade installation. With light and sound distorted and restricted, it is touch that becomes … Read more

Deafblind Awareness Week – Jenny

During Deafblind Awareness Week 2018, our Engagement Officer Corinne went to meet Jenny, one of our members. Corinne recorded a number of videos of Jenny speaking about her sight and hearing loss and some of the adjustments she’s made around the house that can help her live the life she chooses. These videos were initially … Read more

Molly Watt

Technology and Me by Molly Watt

“I cannot imagine my life without technology,” says Molly Watt, a Deafblind UK member, Accessibility and Usability Consultant and social media superstar from Berkshire. Molly’s journey with technology began in infancy, when she started to wear a hearing aid aged 18 months. Throughout junior school, as technology progressed, her hearing aids became more sophisticated and Molly … Read more