Sonolope at leeds art gallery

Funded Travel to Exciting Sonolope Art Event

Our assistive technology advisor at The Wilberforce Trust has been involved in an exciting technology artwork, Sonolope. This innovative project is aiming to offer a multisensory exploration of sculpture for both visually impaired and mainstream audiences. It is being presented at Leeds Art Gallery for the installation Sonic Bodies, a part of the Being Human…

World Sight Day 2018 - Logo

World Sight Day 2018

11th October marks World Sight Day. Across the world there are 253 million people living with a visual impairment. The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness wants to draw attention to eye care issues so that everyone, everywhere has access to good eye health. They say the first step is to plan your eye…

A picture of Braille print

National Braille Week 2018

Today marks the start of National Braille Week 2018. Braille is a system that uses raised dots to represent the letters of the print alphabet. It also includes symbols to represent punctuation, mathematics and scientific characters, music, computer notation and foreign languages. “Since its development in France by Louis Braille in the early 19th Century,…

Sensory Sessions Video

Our sensory sessions run at Wilberforce House. We have sessions for adults, children and infants with multiple disabilities including sight loss, autism and learning disabilities. Our sessions are run by Bob Mitchell, a volunteer, who has spent time crafting the sessions to the standard they are today. The sensory room is enjoyed by all ages…

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Baking Courses at Wilberforce House

Our Autumn baking course is currently underway. Taking place in our skills kitchen, these courses for adults with disabilities including learning disabilities and visual impairments book up very quickly. The next course we will be running will be our Winter baking course, this usually runs through November and December. The baking courses last for six…