Bob’s Three Peaks Challenge Blog – Day 7

Here’s Bob’s Blog from day 7 of #BobsThreePeaksChallenge for #DeafblindAwarenessWeek: Well that was a day and a half! 74 miles, 4000ft of climbing, and discovering Fred’s penchant for swerving round hair pin bends in the Betsy Coed descent later, here we are. It started with a disappointment as the first “Ferry across the Mersey” doesn’t … Read more

Bob’s Three Peaks Challenge Blog – Day 6

Here’s Bob’s Blog from day 6 of #BobsThreePeaksChallenge for #DeafblindAwarenessWeek: “A very good day today and 84miles completed all the way from Kendal to the Beatles statue in Liverpool’s Pier Head. The weather was warm and often sunny but we were cycling into a headwind most of the day. We set off after an excellent … Read more

Bob’s Three Peaks Challenge Blog – Day 2

Good day today starting with the climb out of Glen Coe and some awe-inspiring mountains. Despite the strong headwinds and inability to freewheel downhills we made fast progress over Rannch Moor (Summit 1142ft) and finally got a freewheel down into Tyndrum for a quick coffee and cake and to get our flag on the bike. … Read more

Bob’s Three Peaks Challenge blog – Day 1

We’ll be posting updates from Bob and the team as he attempts to become the first Deafblind individual to climb the three highest peaks in Scotland, England, and Wales, whilst cycling the 483 miles between them on a tandem bicycle.22:16, Sunday 17th June, the day before the climb We’ve had dinner in Fort William after … Read more

Bob and Louise on their tandem in the Highlands

Bob’s Three Peaks Challenge

Could you climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales and cycle the 483 mile route in-between? Could you do this if you were also Deafblind? Bob Nolan, current Chair of Deafblind Scotland (DbS), has decided that his first project as Deafblind UK’s (DbUK) new Chair, is to take on a challenge that we … 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

Jennifer

Deafblind UK gives Jennifer hope

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