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Envision Glasses: AI for your eye

Learn about the features of the Envision Glasses, AI-enabled smart glasses designed specifically for visually impaired people.

Supporting mobility with a Sunu Band

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.

Introducing the RealSAM smart speaker

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.

New Sight Loss Sector Charter launched

A new Sight Loss Sector Charter was launched in November 2020 which puts blind and partially sighted people at the heart of the work of charities in the sector.

Sensory activity ideas for Christmas

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.

Tech Talk’s Top Tech of 2020

Find out what our Trafford and Oldham Tech Talk members voted as their favourite piece of technology in 2020.

Our guide to Electronic Signatures

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?

Guide to COVID-19 scams

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.

Track and Trace: An example of how it works

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.

Dictation solutions put to the test

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.

Out and about on the high street after lockdown

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: Nina’s story

'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.

Introducing the Orcam Read

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.

Life as an Enablement Officer at Henshaws

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.

Henshaws feature on BBC North West Tonight

Henshaws were featured in a report by BBC North West discussing the issues facing blind and visually impaired people during the Covid-19 pandemic, including social distancing.

Henshaws joins the Talking Newspaper app

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.

7 gift ideas for people with sight loss

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.

Volunteer Rex helps Art Makers relax

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.

Sharing expertise

Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate has been sharing its expertise in working with disabled people with a leading national charity.

HenshawsGifts online shop open for business

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.

Check before you download

Downloading a new app to your smartphone or tablet device? Here are 7 things you may want to check before you do.

10 things you don’t know about Henshaws

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.

TapTapSee is Free (again!)

The app TapTapSee has now been made available for free - Community Services Development Manager Mark talks us through some of its features.

When not helping is best!

Support worker Bill shared with me his approach to supporting Andrew, and how sometimes it can be best not to help…

Arts, Crafts and Living Paintings

Kimberley follows her previous post about her interest in art, and shares her experience as a part of the Arts & Crafts group at Henshaws.