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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…

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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,…

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What’s on in October

Evey Tuesday Drop in for the Deaf Community at West Office – 1pm – 4pm Our drop in occurs every Tuesday at West Office. Offering support guidance with issues such as accessing Housing Services or getting advice about contacting utility companies. 2nd and 16th October Technology Drop in Drop in and see us anytime between 10:30 and…

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Team take on the Great North Run

The Great North Run half marathon takes place on 9th September 2018. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne the 13.1 mile route takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne, out to South Shields. We are thrilled that some of our staff, past and present, have decided to take on the challenge of the…