The importance of patching and the fantastic difference it can make
RNIB Connect Radio have an interesting interview with Maria Johnson, who has Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), about the emotions and challenges of going beyond the blind comfort zone. click here to listen to the radio interview Maria also has her own website www.girlgoneblind.com, where she regularly blogs about ‘living my unexpected life’. For more information and videos… Read more RNIB Connect Radio Interview
I played Boccia with 10 VSS people at Sheddocksley Sport Centre. Mac was in my team and we had great fun. At the beginning it was hard to get a shot near the jack (white ball). We nearly got round every practice game. We played Bull’s Eye and I scored 56 points. I rolled the… Read more Boccia – 25 November 16
A young woman, Annalisa D’Innella, has written an interesting article for The Guardian discussing how society doesn’t really understand partial sightedness & needs further awareness. She describes how liberating it was to start to use a long cane. click here to visit the webpage (www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/nov/14/the-way-i-see-it-living-with-partial-blindness-rp)
Well done to Ruth Stuart for presenting to colleagues from across Scotland at the Scottish Sensory Centre, Edinburgh on Wednesday 23 November 16. She shared a case study describing the activities a P7 pupil undertook to prepare for starting secondary school.
The Scottish Book Trust have written some useful information on how to share book reading with a young child who is blind or has a visual impairment. Click here to visit the website
We have entered 4 teams for the Boccia tournament this year. For some in the team it was good to catch up with VSS friends again, but also great to welcome new Boccia players. Thanks so much to the ASN Sports Team for organising this!
Check out the article (page 10 – 14) on Tremendous Technology from our very own Eilidh Morrison in the latest edition of the Haggeye Junior magazine. Eilidh has become a regular contributor to Haggeye publications where she shares her experiences of life as a young person with a visual impairment.
VSS will again be taking part in the ASN2 Boccia League organised by Active Schools. Friday 25th November 2016 Friday 3rd March 2017 Friday 5th May 2017 Look out for news and photos from our events.