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Learn about the features of the Envision Glasses, AI-enabled smart glasses designed specifically for visually impaired people.
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.
RealSAM, the people behind the 'In Your Pocket' accessible phone, have developed a smart speaker skill so that you can access audiobooks and podcasts on a Google smart speaker.
Read our handy guide to find out everything you need to know about the Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI).
The RNIB have launched a prototype pregnancy test for visually impaired people, making it possible for the first time to find out results independently.
Find out how to recognise money if you are visually impaired, and learn how the process has become easier since the introduction of polymer banknotes.
Find out what our Trafford and Oldham Tech Talk members voted as their favourite piece of technology in 2020.
Find out about Laundry Lens, an app that can help you to interpret laundry labels when washing your clothes.
Find out about Pingit, an accessible solution for managing your money.
We offer digital technology assessments at Manchester Central Library, so we went along to check out what's changed at the building since the COVID-19 lockdown.
Hear from Lynne Nicholson, who is visually impaired and uses her smartphone and navigation apps to travel independently.
There are a number of dictation solutions available, but which one is the best? We thought we would try some of the most common versions side by side to see how they performed.
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.
'COVID InSights' is a new series from Henshaws in which blind and visually impaired individuals share their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic through videos and blogs.
As the pandemic lockdown restrictions across the UK are eased, we discuss tips for how people with sight loss can prepare themselves for the 'new normal' in our towns and cities.
Kate, our Enablement Officer based in Oldham, explains her role in supporting the local sight loss community and the services that she delivers on a daily basis.
As lockdown restrictions across the UK are eased as part of the roadmap to recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, we discuss how people with a visual impairment may need support.
Maria, our Enablement Officer for Tameside, discusses mindfulness tips to try and overcome any negative emotions you may experience during lockdown.
Our Senior Rehabilitation Officer, Simon, shares his top tips for social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic if you are blind or visually impaired.
Mark discusses how his first thought on the announcement of the Covid-19 lockdown was getting his elderly relatives some connectivity with an Amazon Echo Show.
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.
Most info we gain about the world is through vision. This blog explores sensory learning and ways to encourage children to engage their senses and understand their world better.
Knowing what to get your loved one for Christmas can be a struggle at the best of times. Here's some ideas from us at Henshaws for anyone with sight loss.
I was very fortunate to be invited to meet one of our visually impaired service users from Oldham last month, just a few days after he celebrated his 100th birthday!
We review six products, three high-tech and three low-tech, which were not designed for someone with sight loss but are fully accessible and could increase independence.
We review Eye-D, an app for iOS and Android that enables people with a visual impairment to be more independent.
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.
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.
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.
Frank has attended Henshaws' Living with Sight Loss course and is a regular at our Tuesday group. He explains how Henshaws has helped him keep in touch with old friends!
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.
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.
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.
Check out our top 10 everyday gadgets for under £50 and see how each piece of tech can help those with a visual impairment
Take a look at the accessible games out there and find out how possible it is for visually impaired and blind people to enjoy video games.
Nic, Disability Support Officer shares her top tips for promoting independent travel for people with disabilities.
"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!"
The novelty of being able to make calls on her own helped Anita gain an incredible skill...
What a year! We are pleased to say that we have just completed the first year of our new BBC Children in Need funded project.
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.
Meet Lee from our supported living service who simply loves his music and is now our resident DJ at our Arts & Crafts centre in Knaresborough!
Support worker Bill shared with me his approach to supporting Andrew, and how sometimes it can be best not to help…
We speak to two members at our Over 50s exercise class - Sylvia and Kathleen - to find out what they’ve gained from the classes.
With the final of Britain’s Got Talent taking place last weekend, we’d like to share with you our very own event, Henshaws Got Talent!
College graduate Rachael now runs her own arts and crafts business from home. She explains what life is like for her now and how Henshaws supported her to achieve her goals.
Travel independently with our VI travel series from Andrew Rose: this weeks covers walking.
Andrew Rose gives his top tips on how to travel independently travelling by bus with sight loss
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