SeeAbility Press Release: New Tool from SeeAbility offers Better Information on People with Learning Disabilities when they attend for a Sight Test

20 April 2010

SeeAbility’s eye 2 eye Campaign has created a new Functional Vision Assessment tool for supporters of people with learning disabilities. The easy to use tool makes it easier for supporters to understand how much a person can see and come to the eye examination with useful information for opticians. Vision is the key to learning, communication and movement. Around 1

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UK Optical Community Rallies to Launch Inaugural “National Eye Health Week”, Monday 14th – Sunday 20th June 2010

15 April 2010

For the first time ever, the UK eyecare sector is joining forces with charities and healthcare professionals to launch National Eye Health Week 2010. Under the banner “Vision Matters”, the campaign aims to communicate the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests to people from every walk of life. Organisations across the UK are staging a

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Vision UK 2010 Conference 15 June: ‘Sharing the challenge, making it happen’

12 April 2010

At the ICC Birmingham – Learn about innovative approaches to eye care and sight loss. – Listen to speakers such as Rt Hon David Blunkett MP. – Network with experts and peers. VISION 2020 UK annual Vision Strategy Conference hosted by RNIB and sponsored by Guide Dogs. Visit vision2020uk.org.uk/UKVisionstrategy to book your place or Tel. 0207 391 2157.

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Wayfinder Access Protest Petition

29 March 2010

Wayfinder Access is a GPS satellite navigation solution aimed at the visually impaired and blind user community. The application runs on nokia’s Symbian series 60 mobile phones such as those popular with the screen readers Nuance Talks and Code Factory’s Mobile Speak. Full product specifications and details can be found at: http://www.wayfinderaccess.com Released in April 2006, Wayfinder Access was the

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Major new planning requirement for children with SEN and disabilities through Autism Bill children’s commitments

24 March 2010

The Government has just published new rules which will require local areas in England to plan to meet the needs of children with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN). The NAS, working with Council for Disabled Children, TreeHouse and other Autism Bill partners, secured the commitment during discussions with Government on the original children’s clauses of the Autism Bill. It

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Medical News Today Article, 19th March 2010: Subretinal Implant Restores Unprecedented Level Of Vision To Blind Patients

22 March 2010

Retina Implant, AG, a leading developer of subretinal implants for the visually impaired, today announced scientific revelations discovered during the company’s first human clinical trial. The results achieved in the 11 patients that were involved in the trial exceeded the company’s expectations for their first trial. In fact, a few of the patients were able to see objects and shapes

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Vision UK 2010 Conference – “Sharing the challenge, making it happen”, 15th June 2010 to be held at ICC Birmingham, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA

17 March 2010

Who should attend? •Health and social care commissioners •Educational and employment managers •Emotional and counselling services •Voluntary services •Stakeholder agencies A VISION 2020 UK annual conference, hosted by RNIB, is to mark progress in implementing the UK Vision Strategy. This one-day event has attracted a number of keynote speakers, including the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP. The UK Vision Strategy

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