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Bringing accessibility to the high street: West Norwood’s transformation

In October 2021, we closed our West Norwood charity shop for a much anticipated refurbishment. With a focus on accessibility, the updates saw improvements across the board. From high-contrast price tags to visual impairment friendly lighting, we're making strides towards...

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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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Team Vision runner, Duncan, cheering as he runs towards some Vision Foundation supporters in the crowd. There is a graphic of a calendar with “March 14th London Marathon ballot results day!” underlined.

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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Polka Theatre

After a two-year break refurbishing their premises, Polka Theatre is back and better than ever. This dedicated children’s theatre, based in Wimbledon, has a year-round programme of shows but also creative learning activities. This is so much more than a...

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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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No Dramas with Extant

Extant provides a programme of shows with a cast of visually impaired actors and performers, opening up this world of talent and creativity to the rest of society. This dynamic and creative space aims to increase representation of visually impaired...

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When is a junction not a junction?

On 29 January 2022 some changes were made to the Highway Code. If certain publications are to be believed, these changes make navigating the Arc de Triomphe at the height of rush hour whilst wearing a blindfold more preferable to driving...

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Stephen Fry, Dame Judi Dench and Hayley Mills with Eleanor Stollery and her parents Tim and Kelly. Four way Zoom call screenshot.

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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The Paradis Files: a production by Graeae Theatre Company

The Paradis Files is a brand new chamber opera delving into the life of pianist, composer and touring musician Maria-Theresia von Paradis aka The Blind Enchantress. A whirlwind of a production celebrating Paradis’ successes but also the dark twists that...

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