Apply for an Orbit Braille Reader 20 through the VICTA/RNIB grant scheme

RNIB & VICTA logos

10 March 2020
Source: VICTA

VICTA is currently working in partnership with RNIB on a product grant programme focussed on supporting independent study using technology. If you are registered blind or partially sighted and a UK resident you could be eligible for an Orbit Reader 20 for Braille users (age criteria 8-29 years). The Orbit Reader 20 is a compact and revolutionary refreshable braille display

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New age limit for the Orbit Reader 20 Grant

30 December 2019
Source: VICTA

In an update to our grant partnership with RNIB, VICTA is now able to offer the Orbit Reader 20 for 8 to 29 years. If you are registered blind or partially sighted and a UK resident you could be eligible for an Apple iPad Air 2 (32 GB) with case (age criteria 11 to 25 years) and/or an Orbit Reader

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Look on the bright side of being registered blind!

8 August 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Daniel Williams takes a tongue in cheek look at the benefits of being registered blind It isn’t all bad – you won’t have initials after your name but to be registered severely sight impaired (blind) you don’t need to have complete sight loss but will need to meet certain criteria. So, whilst you may be able to see enough to

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The College of Optometrists and IGA research grant 2018

9 August 2018
Source: International Glaucoma Association

Closing date 5 October 2018   The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) is pleased to announce a grants programme in collaboration with The College of Optometrists and is pleased to offer Research Awards up to the value of £25,000 in 2018. 1. The awards are normally awarded annually. 2. Grants must be taken up within 9 months, unless the grantee makes

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