Universities Minister visits University of Birmingham to take part in roundtable discussion with students with vision impairment

21 May 2019
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation visited the University of Birmingham to take part in a roundtable discussion to hear powerful stories from students with vision impairment about their experience of university and of Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). The event jointly hosted by the University of Birmingham’s Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research

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England Vision Strategy vacancy: Chair

20 May 2019
Source: England Vision Strategy

Following the sad and untimely death of John Thompson, the England Vision Strategy Executive Committee is recruiting for a new Chair. We are looking for a senior level individual to provide strategic leadership for the England Vision Strategy working collaboratively with partners across the eye health and sight loss sector. At this time we are ideally looking to appoint two

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England Vision Strategy Priorities 2018 - 2021 Exec Summary (standard Print)
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If disability is not on your board agenda, neither is diversity #Valuable500

17 May 2019
Source: The Valuable 500

(Nor is innovation, productivity, brand experience, talent, risk, reputation…) Join The Valuable 500 and make disability your business The Valuable 500 The global movement putting disability on the business leadership agenda. We need 500 national and multinational, private sector corporations to be the tipping-point for change and to unlock the business, social and economic value of people living with disabilities

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Scottish MEPs can still help transform services for people with disabilities as part of legacy to the EU

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17 May 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Scotland’s six elected Members of the European Parliament can still help to transform services for people with disabilities as part of a legacy to the EU. Launching its manifesto today [Friday 17 May 2019], sight loss charity RNIB Scotland says MEPs can work to set an agenda for far-reaching change. It is holding an election hustings event this afternoon in

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UK charity SeeAbility challenges society to rethink disability as it celebrates 220th birthday with The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

16 May 2019
Source: SeeAbility

High-profile supporters gather at Bank of England event to launch a year-long campaign celebrating the story of one of the UK’s oldest charities and all those it has helped  16 May 2019 – SeeAbility, a charity providing specialised support and shaping policy to help people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives, was

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Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day

16 May 2019

We’re marking the eighth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. The target audience of GAAD is the design, development, usability, and related communities who build, shape, fund and influence technology and its use. While people may be

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General Optical Council’s Education Strategic Review consultation

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15 May 2019
Source: General Optical Council

Council discussed the findings from the Education Strategic Review (ESR) consultation on draft Education Standards for providers and Learning Outcomes for students and provided clear steers on key elements of the review. The purpose of the ESR is to review and make recommendations on how the system of optical education and training should evolve so that registrants are equipped to

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FODO AGM 2019: FODO refocuses on protecting and advancing eye care

15 May 2019
Source: FODO

The FODO Annual General Meeting took place in London on 14 May with Chair Lynda Oliver setting out how the organisation was successfully transitioning to a new operating model to scale up its strategic work in protecting and advancing eye care in the UK and Ireland, as well as supporting its growing number of members especially among SMEs and independents.

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer

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14 May 2019
Source: CharityJob

Location: Kings Cross, Greater London (London based though travel across the UK required) Salary: Competitive Contract: Permanent, Full time Closing date: 31 May 2019 at noon Thomas Pocklington is a truly unique organisation. Working closely with partner organisations, our core mission is to generate better lives for people with sight loss and visual impairment. It is a rewarding sector to

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Specialist tour operator offers first 18-30s trip for sighted and visually impaired travellers

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13 May 2019
Source: Traveleyes

Award-winning tour operator Traveleyes, now in its 15th year, is the world’s leading provider of inclusive, multi-sensory, worldwide adventures for blind and sighted travellers and is now bringing the chance to travel to a younger visually impaired and sighted audience. Traveleyes was founded in 2004 by award-winning entrepreneur and television presenter, Amar Latif (BBC Two’s Travelling Blind & River Walks,

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