Staying informed – organisations that can help during physical distancing

6 April 2020
Source: VICTA

It is a time of rapid change and we are all adapting the way we live and work to follow the national effort against the spread of Coronavirus. For many of us it is a worrying time, so we want to stay in touch and share as much information to help as we can. Go to the VICTA website to

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Qualifying age range for Orbit Braille Reader 20 VICTA/RNIB grant scheme has been expanded to 0 to 29 years

RNIB & VICTA logos

3 April 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, applications are now open to those aged 0 to 29 years. The Orbit Reader 20 is

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VICTA science competition with Microsoft and City, University of London

VICTA apptastic logo

24 March 2020
Source: VICTA

We are celebrating British Science Week (6-15 March 2020) with the launch of our new app-tastic science competition. Imagine! You are a technology designer who leads a team of people who design and build apps. Your team is excited about many of the recent technology advances that allow you to recognise people, objects and text in the world. What app

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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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To Coincide with World Braille Day 2020, VICTA is Excited to Launch its First Braille Art Competition

VICTA Logo

6 January 2020
Source: VICTA

The tactile system of Braille is really something to be celebrated, making reading and writing accessible to those of us with vision impairments and really opening up the world! To show our huge appreciation on World Braille Day (4 January 2020), VICTA has decided to extend the celebrations and discover just what else can be achieved using this incredible alphabet.

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Earn your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award with VICTA

VICTA Logo

27 December 2019
Source: VICTA

VICTA worked with the team at the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in 2018 and 2019 to develop and deliver both a Bronze and Silver DofE Award programme for young people who are visually impaired. Founded by The Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, The Award has built an admirable reputation not just for developing life skills but among colleges, universities and

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Making 2020 the “Year of Vision”

Vision UK logo 2020 year of Vision

19 December 2019
Source: Vision UK

At Vision UK we hope that 2020 will be a big year for eye health and sight loss and we would like to make it the “Year of Vision”.  The attached docs have been put together by a small group of Vision UK members (RNIB, The College of Optometrists, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Thomas Pocklington Trust and Guide Dogs)

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Introducing the VICTA Parent Portal

24 October 2019
Source: VICTA

The one stop information hub for all parents and carers raising a child with a vision Impairment. From assistive technology to leisure activities, education to financial support, the answers to your questions can be found on the portal. Over the years, we have heard parents describe the endless hours they would spend trawling the internet trying to find the information

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Last Chance to Apply! VICTA Photography Course with London Institute of Photography

4 September 2019
Source: VICTA

Last Chance to Apply!   VICTA Photography Course with London Institute of Photography Who: 18 to 29 years When: 6 to 10 November 2019 Location: Brick Lane, London and Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes Cost: £100 Closing date: Friday 6 September 2019 Join VICTA and the London Institute of Photography (LIoP) in trendy Brick Lane, East London, an area now extremely

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Sight loss charities join forces to launch online advice hub

17 June 2019
Source: Sight Advice FAQ

  The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Guide Dogs, Visionary, VICTA, Fight for Sight and Vision UK are working together to provide blind and partially sighted people with easy to access high-quality information about sight loss. Working in partnership, the sight loss charities have shared their expertise to create the new website, http://www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk which pulls together content from

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