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Learn about the features of the Envision Glasses, AI-enabled smart glasses designed specifically for visually impaired people.
Mindfulness is a practice where you use your senses to physically engage in the world around you. We've put together some useful activities to support visually impaired children.
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).
When a child with a visual impairment is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it may be necessary to alter accordingly the resources and strategies for supporting them.
Find out about Fitness Coach by Jumpy Cat, an accessible app for creating personalised workouts.
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.
Find out how accessible the TV catch-up services BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and My5 are to visually impaired people.
The RNIB have launched a prototype pregnancy test for visually impaired people, making it possible for the first time to find out results independently.
Support from the Manchester High Sheriff's Fund enabled us to distribute Optelec digital magnifiers to the most vulnerable visually impaired people across Greater Manchester.
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.
Our Children and Young People's team have put together some great suggestions for sensory gift ideas for young people who have a visual impairment.
Our Children and Young People's team have put together some sensory activity ideas to try out at home over the Christmas period with blind or visually impaired young people.
Find out what our Trafford and Oldham Tech Talk members voted as their favourite piece of technology in 2020.
Find out 10 of our gift ideas for somebody with a visual impairment.
In this digital age, the need to validate documents quickly is becoming more evident, so we are likely to be asked to provide electronic signatures - but what are they?
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.
Top tips for making websites and apps accessible to people living with sight loss and other disabilities, providing equal access and equal opportunity for all.
Richard from our Digital Team visited his local Wetherspoons pub to try out their food and drink ordering app and assess how it would work for a person living with sight loss.
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.
The new NHS COVID-19 app for Apple and Android devices launched yesterday. Our Digital Team checked it out to see how blind and visually impaired people will be able to use it.
Appointments of any kind can cause worry and stress, especially when the appointment is for your child. Our top tips will hopefully help when you visit the eye clinic.
Hear from Lynne Nicholson, who is visually impaired and uses her smartphone and navigation apps to travel independently.
Commonly during crisis situations, fraudsters create lots of new ways to defraud their unsuspecting victims. We've put together a guide to current COVID-19 scams.
From 14 September, venues such as pubs and restaurants will be legally required to request contact details of customers as part of the Track and Trace initiative.
Our Enablement Officer for the borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester, talks about her day-to-day duties supporting people living with sight loss in the local area.
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.
The Orcam Read is a handheld smart device that identifies, captures and reads text aloud. Richard from our Digital Team puts it to the test with some visually impaired people.
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.
We were asked by The University of Manchester to deliver an online workshop to final year optometry students on the technology that exists to support visually impaired people.
Stories from two visually impaired people who purchased the Synapptic phone package, and our trained staff showed them how to use it to help with their sight loss.
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.
Our Digital Enablement Service is helping people living with sight loss to get connected through tech, and offers training with a wide variety of products and skills.
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.
Some children may need to be motivated to learn at home, but there is so much learning to be done through play, crafts and games! Here are some ideas to try.
Our counsellor discusses how primarily, working with blind and partially sighted clients is rooted in supporting the issues connected to bereavement and its stages of grief.
Orla, 17, talks about some of the fab influential bloggers and YouTubers out there who she follows, and who she thinks other young people with sight loss might also enjoy.
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.
Mindfulness can foster wellbeing, improve self-confidence and self-esteem, and provide coping mechanisms, which has proved to be beneficial to children with a visual impairment.
The response by charity staff in Greater Manchester to the Covid-19 pandemic and changes to the service delivery model to meet the needs of the sight loss community.
Tips to keep children with sight loss active at home, through sports and activities that can be done in the house or garden.
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.
Zoom is an app allowing people to have virtual meetings and stay connected. We tested it to see how well it can be used if you have a visual impairment.
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.
Most children will now be learning from home during this period. Follow our tips to find out what is right for you and your visually impaired child during this time.
We outline our top tips for using technology to manage social isolation if you have a visual impairment.
Hear from the founder of Esme's Umbrella, a charity who support people living with Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) - a condition in which people with sight loss have hallucinations.
Read about the new Talking Newspaper app developed by British Wireless for the Blind and the Talking News Federation, and how you can access Henshaws news through it.
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.
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.
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.
We review Eye-D, an app for iOS and Android that enables people with a visual impairment to be more independent.
Two visually-impaired students from Henshaws Bradford Centre have set themselves a major challenge this month.
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?
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.
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.
We spoke to Richard recently about the dangers that diabetes can bring in terms of sight loss, his personal experience and how coming to Henshaws has helped him.
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!
Dolly used her creative skills to raise money for a bench in memory of some of her friends at the Arts & Crafts centre in Knaresborough.
Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate has been sharing its expertise in working with disabled people with a leading national charity.
Our Museums and Galleries Group has supported Manchester Museum in the development of award winning 3D technologies.
Mulled wine, mice pies and many wonderful performances, Carols by Candlelight was the perfect way to start the run up to Christmas
Check out our top 10 everyday gadgets for under £50 and see how each piece of tech can help those with a visual impairment
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.
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.
Downloading a new app to your smartphone or tablet device? Here are 7 things you may want to check before you do.
We spoke to Kyle, a graduate from Henshaws Skillstep course who is an avid gamer about how his visual impairment affects the way he plays video games.
Read our 10 things you don't know about Henshaws to discover more about the support we offer as well as how you can help us through fundraising and more.
Read how our specialist staff have enabled College student Mary to use assistive technology to find her voice.
Getting stuck for ideas on what activities to do with your children over the summer holidays? We've got you covered!
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!"
10 year old Alicia Wright walked from Blackpool to Manchester, and amazingly raised over £2500 for Henshaws. Alicia's mother Lisa Wright tells us more.
MacLife has compiled a list of the best Apps for people with sight loss, and we have chosen our top five from them.
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.
Beth Arnold tells us about her recent visit to go see 'Wicked' at The Lowry.
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’.
Karen, a service user in Newcastle, talks to us about her preparation for the Great North Run.
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.
Jo Fishwick, the creator of VI Talk - a popular online podcast for blind and visually impaired people - shares with us an insight into the person behind the podcast.
To celebrate Volunteer Week, I wanted to make a blog post dedicated to all of our wonderful volunteers here at Henshaws as a thank you for all of their inspiring and hard work.
I was recently asked, “How would someone with a sight impairment enjoy a venue that is completely visual, such as Madame Tussauds?" I visited the Blackpool venue to find out more!
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.
David shares with us his story on losing his sight, and how he discovered different activities including blind archery.
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