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Three actors on stage, they wear colourful costumes. One wears a pirate inspired outfit, one in brown velvet dungarees and a princess in a tiered neon dress. They stand against a mix of colourful designs as a backdrop.

Polka Theatre: a wonderful, welcoming and inclusive experience…

Guest blog by Charmaine Ashpole.   It has taken me some time to put my thoughts into text because I, like many parents, have had to juggle the complexities of family life, with two beautiful young persons at home, often...

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Monica at a work event with Nick Herod and Mike Brace

Disability Pride Month: Myth-busting with Monica

On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Vision Foundation Fundraising Manager, Monica Smith, busts some myths about what life is like for visually impaired people....

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Image shows Chloe and her mum Jane smiling in the woods. Chloe is cuddling her golden buddy dog, Sapphire.

Deafblind Awareness Week: Chloe’s Story

This week, 27 June to 3 July, is Deafblind Awareness Week. Did you know that over 400,000 people in the UK are living with combined sight and hearing loss? Deafblindness can affect anyone, and you can be born deafblind or...

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Headshot of Kerry

Volunteers Week: Q&A with Kerry

As Volunteers' Week comes to a close for 2022, we want to share the story of one of our previous volunteers, Kerry. After joining the Vision Foundation team in 2021 as a volunteer, supporting with operations at Head Office, Kerry...

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Clarke touching his braille artwork

Journey By Dots – Braille Art Exhibition

Clarke Reynolds, the blind artist behind Seeing without Seeing, has launched his most ambitious solo art exhibition to date, Journey by Dots. Exhibited at Aspex in Clarke's hometown of Portsmouth, Journey By Dots offers a unique insight into Clarke's life....

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Chris, a Caucasian man, stands smiling in front of a sign that says Thames Path. He is wearing sunglasses, a flat cap hat and a backpack.

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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Becca a young woman with blonde hair in her mid-twenties is sitting at a desk with a laptop and a cup of coffee in front of her. She's smiling at the camera and wearing a blue shirt.

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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Becca a woman in her mid twenties with blond hair. She's wearing a bright yellow jumper and sitting cross legged on a sofa with a laptop balanced on her lap. Next to her is a mug, notebook and pair of glasses.

Balance with Becca

I'm Becca Sandler, the Founder of a Holistic Wellness & Life Coaching business, Balance with Becca. I'm also a 25 year old woman living with sight loss due to a condition called Ocular Cutaneous Albinism. I have had this condition...

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Rubab Rizvi

In this guest blog, Rubab Rizvi, Tax Analyst at KPMG shares how the use of digital technology has become a crucial part of her life and empowered her to pursue a career in finance despite living with a visual impairment....

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