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Edward’s Employment Story

Everyone should have the chance to enjoy the independence, purpose and meaning that employment can bring. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we have been able to fund a number of impactful projects which are addressing the barriers to...

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London Marathon ballot day! Why you should run for Team Vision…

The London Marathon is an event we eagerly await here at Vision Foundation. Ahead of the 2022 ballot results, we spoke to two members of Team Vision who ran for us in last year's marathon… Leon first heard of us...

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Legal Thinking Podcast: Talking retail accessibility with Royds Withy King

This week, our Director of Retail, Phil Beaven and Philanthropy Manager, Monica Smith discussed accessible shopping experiences on Royds Withy King's 'Legal Thinking' podcast. In this episode, we shared details of our own retail refurbishments; offered advice for business owners...

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International Women’s Day 2022

This International Women's Day, we are celebrating all of the incredible women who support our work; from contributors to volunteers, team members to trustees, our organisation could not make the impact we do, without them. This year's IWD campaign focus...

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One year on… Sight loss in the spotlight: Taking Centre Stage

In February 2021, we kicked off our Centenary celebrations with an exclusive and intimate online event with our host, Stephen Fry and guests, Hayley Mills, Juliet Mills and Dame Judi Dench. Taking Centre Stage was a celebration of our work...

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Kerry and Becca talk life coaching

Having introduced myself to Vision Foundation's community in November 2021, where I shared my story of founding Balance with Becca, a Transformational Coaching business, I have since had the pleasure of coaching Kerry Firth through my Introduction to Transformational Life...

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Potential changes to the Elections Bill will further impact the independence and right to secrecy of visually impaired voters

A second reading of proposed changes to the Elections Bill is taking place on 23 February in the House of Lords. The current voting system is imperfect, with barriers to the independence and secrecy of blind and partially sighted voters....

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Audio description and our quest for an inclusive society

Charmaine Ashpole lost her sight suddenly four years ago, and after a long stint in rehab, the arts is what truly brought her back to her self. In this thought-piece Charmaine talks about the role of audio description in arts,...

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Researching the experiences of domestic abuse for blind and partially sighted people

Recent studies have shown that disabled people are significantly more likely to experience domestic abuse than non-disabled people. Despite this shocking finding, there is very little research looking into the experiences of visually impaired people specifically. We've partnered with SafeLives...

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Cubitts and Vision Foundation team up for Christmas

We've teamed up with modern spectacle maker Cubitts to develop a one of a kind lens cleaning cloth. Cubitts have partnered with us to create the ideal stocking filler. A lens cloth with the beautiful design from Mark Cousin's The...

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