Jimmy The Doer

Meet Deafblind UK Member Jim the ‘doer’

Meet 93 year old Jim, he’s a loyal member of Deafblind UK (DBUK) and used to serve in the army. Each month, Jim attends the ‘Friendly Friday’ social group in Peterborough. Jim describes himself as a ‘doer’, he loves trying new things like archery and enjoys all the activities they do as a group, especially anything to … Read more

Glen reveals his new digital discovery

Glen is a Deafblind UK member who has been registered blind for over 10 years. A recent visit to the RNIB centre led to an inadvertent discovery of a new piece of digital technology that is already having a positive impact on the quality of life for the Deafblind community. OrCam is a smart camera and microphone that … Read more

Tower Hamlets Reminiscence workshops

Kindly supported by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we recently ran a reminiscence workshop in conjunction with Tower Hamlets Council with local deafblind people. Perdita, Heritage Officer from Tower Hamlets Council brought 1000 laminated photographs tracking a pictorial and historical background of Tower Hamlets plus audio recordings of people talking about their memories of growing … Read more

Tim training

TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards 2015

Please vote for Tim! Earlier this month we applied for the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards, a scheme that celebrates inspirational people who use digital technology to make their communities, and Britain, better off. We applied using Tim Locke’s (our Digital Inclusion Officer) excellent work in helping completely or partially deafblind people access digital technology – … Read more

The Mayor of Peterborough, Councillor David Over, to launch Deafblind UK’s exciting new digital space!

Rainbow Court, Deafblind UK’s centre based in Peterborough, has promoted independence, dignity and opportunities for deafblind people for over 50 years. With the support of funders Deafblind UK has developed and transformed the Community Room into a redesigned and inviting digital space for much-needed social interactions. The Mayor of Peterborough will launch the new exciting … Read more