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8 free audio books to celebrate World Book Day

World Book Day provides a fantastic opportunity to share and celebrate your favourite book. With audiobooks increasing in popularity we explore some great titles for children....

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Funding research into rare eye conditions: Rare Disease Day

February 29 is Rare Disease Day. This event aims to raise awareness and to generate change for the 300 million people worldwide living with a rare disease and their families and carers. What is a rare disease? A rare disease...

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5 Reasons to Volunteer this Student Volunteering Week

It's Student Volunteering Week! Volunteering provides a diverse set of opportunities and avenues for both personal and professional growth. By dedicating time and skills to important causes, volunteering has the potential to shape perspectives and foster an important sense of...

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Behind the scenes of Unseen, a gripping new audio drama

In 2022 we worked alongside SafeLives to publish The Unseen, a report exploring abuse experienced by members of the visually impaired community. You can find the report here. In the wake of its publication, Extant Theatre reached out to inquire...

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The Challenges of Unplanned Travel as a Visually Impaired Person

Chris Owen is a regular contributor for Vision Foundation. You can find his previous blogs here. I decided to do a little experiment today as Chester and I took a solo trip to visit my eldest at university in Kingston....

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Celebrating Difference and Festivity Through Braille Art: Clarke Reynolds’ Snowflake Window at Ask Italian

In the bustling heart of Oxford Street, a unique art installation captures the essence of festivity and individuality. Clarke Reynolds, a Portsmouth-based visually impaired artist and long-standing Vision Foundation supporter, has brought an innovative perspective to Ask Italian through his...

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Two years in the making: New Eye Care Support Pathway wins cross-sector backing

Senior leaders from the NHS, social care and the Third Sector gathered in London to explore new ways to ensure people with eye care needs and sight loss receive vital information, advice, practical and emotional support at every stage of...

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Understanding loneliness and isolation in the visually impaired community

Why loneliness and isolation? According to research by the Campaign to End Loneliness, sensory loss is one of the key risk factors leading to loneliness. In a 2019 Vision Foundation survey, loss of sight combined with wider societal issues, such...

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One Year On: Refuge’s Response to The Unseen’s findings

Within their lifetimes, 1 in 5 adults face domestic abuse (DVA). Disabled people are three times more likely to experience DVA. In October 2022, Vision Foundation launched a report alongside the charity SafeLives on domestic abuse within the sight loss...

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Embracing the Feel-Good Factor of Legacy Giving

[caption id="attachment_13058" align="alignright" width="300"] Blog written by Fundraising Assistant, Simran Panchal.[/caption] You might have heard the saying, "The only certainties in life are death and taxes." While taxes are often discussed ad nauseam, death remains – understandably - a highly...

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