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
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
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
Our fourth film is all about Technology. Members in this film talk about how they use technology and how it can be adapted to become more accessible.
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
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
At the start of June, our Chairman, Bob Nolan, gave an inspirational talk at our annual All Staff Conference. This speech in its entirety is now available for you to watch online.
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
“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
Jennifer served in the Women’s Air Force before working as a shorthand typist for many years. Seven years ago, she was diagnosed with macular degeneration, which causes gradual loss of central vision. She also lost all hearing on her left hand side ten years ago. She told us her biggest challenges were: “Just getting things … Read more