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We took the Sunu Band, a wearable assistive device, on a test drive to see how it can support people with sight loss with their mobility and independence.
Read our handy guide to find out everything you need to know about the Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI).
Baby massage is beneficial for both infants and their parents, but it is particularly valuable for children who have a visual impairment as it promotes communication through touch.
Our Senior Rehabilitation Officer, Simon, tells us about his experience of receiving his COVID-19 vaccine as a person with low vision.
Mark discusses how shops and services have changed since lockdown restrictions eased, in order to help better inform visually impaired people of what to expect when they go out.
Top tips to businesses and venues that are re-opening after the Covid-19 lockdown on how to support visitors who are visually impaired in our new socially-distanced world.
Teachers are preparing for children to return to classrooms during Covid-19 - our guide should help you consider how you can better support children with a vision impairment.
Parents of children with a vision impairment may have concerns over the return to school during Covid-19; this guide is designed to give peace of mind during uncertain times.
Mark, a qualified Sports Therapist, discusses some tips and techniques for 10 stretching exercises you can do at home, to support your health and wellbeing.
The Covid-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on the way we live our lives, so we consider ways to look after your mental health at this challenging time.
Our Senior Rehabilitation Officer, Simon Merrills, shares his top tips for helping a visually impaired person with their shopping, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.
Getting connected with family and keeping informed has never been as important as it is during the Covid-19 lockdown. Read our blog about the technology that can help.
What does the world look like if you have a visual impairment or disability? Let Alfie, a student at our Specialist College, show you through his award winning art.
Students from our Specialist College in Harrogate recently celebrated completion of their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award.
Expertise in assistive technology at our Specialist College plays a big part in our student’s success. Elspeth is building her skills in using switches to develop independence.
Families, friends and special guests joined staff and students for a day of celebration at our graduation ceremony at our Specialist College in Harrogate.
Two visually-impaired students from Henshaws Bradford Centre have set themselves a major challenge this month.
We find out how sensory integration therapy allows students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to access their educational curriculum.
If you’re disabled or have a physical or mental health condition that makes it hard for you to do your job, Access to Work is there to support you.
We take a trip to Bolton Museum and it's new Egyptian Gallery. How accessible is it to visually impaired visitors?
Our Yorkshire services offer opportunities for autistic people to create a pathway to independence.
Students at our Specialist College in Harrogate have been getting an insight into what it takes to be an athlete.
Francesca started losing her sight 12 years ago but that hasn't stopped her taking on new challenges like 'Lakes in a Day', a 50 mile ultra run through the fells.
Andrew, a student at Henshaws Specialist College, is one of just over 100 people in the world to have been diagnosed with PACS1 syndrome. Linda, Andrew’s mum, shares his story.
Our Specialist College welcomed local employers and support organisations onto campus for our first Careers Information, Advice & Guidance day for students and their families.
Meet Holly, a student at Henshaws Specialist College. Holly wrote this blog on her eye gaze computer to share her experience of being a young person living with disability.
Aaron has complex needs. Rather than speech, we use TACPAC - a fantastic approach using touch and music to help communication and social skills.
Growing potatoes, creating a wildlife pond and an overnight expedition were among the activities completed by five of our college students for their Duke of Edinburgh Award.
When Rex visits our Arts & Crafts Centre he likes to get his tummy tickled! He's a special visitor - a PAT dog. We talk to his owner Carol about how she and Rex support Henshaws.
Families, friends and special guests joined staff and students for a day of celebration at our 2018 graduation ceremony at our Specialist College in Harrogate.
Aimee Jackson, a teacher at Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate, has been shortlisted for the Award for Excellence in Special Needs Education in the Pearson Teaching Awards.
Students at Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate have been getting extra help from North Yorkshire Police and Harrogate Town football club on how to stay safe.
By supporting William to develop his communication and IT skills he was able to write an original story and bring it to life through stop motion animation. What an achievement!
The final of our 2018 Henshaws Got Talent competition celebrates the diversity of our Specialist College students and their unique talents.
Dermot Heslop from British Judo has been coaching students and staff at our Specialist College in judo. They recently achieved the standard required to be awarded their red belts.
Read about Caroline, Sam and Alyson who took on a 180 mile running challenge to raise money in aid of Henshaws' 180th anniversary.
It’s hard to give your child to someone else – it’s a guilty feeling, but I don’t know what I would have done without Henshaws.
Our Yorkshire services offer opportunities for disabled people with autism to create a pathway to independence.
Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate has been sharing its expertise in working with disabled people with a leading national charity.
Our open morning at Henshaws Bradford Centre gave visitors the chance to find out more about the opportunities we offer for young people with SEND.
Our Museums and Galleries Group has supported Manchester Museum in the development of award winning 3D technologies.
Rory Hoy, a talented DJ and producer from Knaresborough, has joined Henshaws as our new celebrity ambassador.
Jake swims with the Downs Syndrome Swimming - Great Britain team. We find out how he and the squad got on at the 2017 European Championships.
The supported internship programme at our Specialist College helps prepare students with learning disabilities for employment. We find out more.
Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, recently hosted its 4th annual Leisure, Lifestyle and Work Fair, a free transitions event for young disabled people.
We welcomed our local police and fire services to the Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough to find out ways to help us all stay safe.
We meet some of the people behind HenshawsGifts online shop, which sells unique items designed, handmade and packaged by disabled artists at our Arts & Crafts Centre in Yorkshire.
Carl works at Henshaws College and is on a Makaton mission to make communication more accessible for those with special needs.
How does an athlete with a disability complete a triathlon? We convinced the inspirational Henshaws Tri Team to take a break from training to explain all.
Students from Henshaws Specialist College have bagged a trio of awards for their Young Enterprise venture Eco Threads. We caught up with the young entrepreneurs to find out more.
Artist and Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre workshop leader Shaeron Caton-Rose shares her experience of making art and how it can be of benefit to people living with a disability.
Students sang, danced and signed to demonstrate their own unique talents at our annual college talent competition for 2017.
Our Housing & Support Services are celebrating the latest addition to their housing portfolio in Yorkshire providing adapted accommodation for disabled people.
Read our top tips for making your business accessible. By following our 7 tips, your place of work can be accessible for all.
Our new Supported Internship scheme prepares young people with disabilities for the world of work. Here we share Jake’s success story.
Read how our specialist staff have enabled College student Mary to use assistive technology to find her voice.
Nic, Disability Support Officer shares her top tips for promoting independent travel for people with disabilities.
Henshaws Specialist College student Tom is taking part in the Melmerby 10km run this May to raise money for new gym equipment at College
"I’ve learnt so much with Henshaws, but I’m really excited to share with you one of the biggest achievements I’ve made – travelling on my own from Yorkshire to Scotland!"
For World Autism Awareness week, we explore how our new edible sensory garden is making a difference to students in our specialist autism centre
Henshaws College graduate Karina learnt to stand and walk so she could step into her grandma's house and enjoy spending time together as a family. Her Mum Amanda tells her story.
Support worker Bill shared with me his approach to supporting Andrew, and how sometimes it can be best not to help…
Steve is a Henshaws service user and volunteers once a week with North Manchester FM where he runs his own radio show - he shares with us his story.
Tom is our very own IT Technician at Henshaws in Manchester, and we’ve adapted his blog entry on the accessibility of Windows 10 into our ‘Top 10 Tips’.
Alastair, a Henshaws volunteer who runs a triathlon club to support our service users to get involved in sport, reflects on their challenges so far.
Travel independently with our VI travel series from Andrew Rose: this weeks covers walking.
Henshaws graduate Nathan came back to talk to us about his new craft shop and cafe which is putting the practical skills he learnt at College to good use.
Henshaws Community Services attendee Paul tells us his story of how blind football has changed his life.
Andrew Rose gives his top tips on how to travel independently travelling by bus with sight loss
Kim attends our Braille Group and tells us all about this tactile form of communication for the blind and visually impaired.
Kimberley follows her previous post about her interest in art, and shares her experience as a part of the Arts & Crafts group at Henshaws.
Julie, our Employability Skills Co-ordinator at Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre, tells us about her role and what we offer.
We have a very active student council at College who represent the voices of all our students - hear from some of our council members about their roles.
As today is the seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day, we wanted to share some exciting news and useful resources with you.
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