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An Accessible Referendum

Posted by Newcastle Society for Blind People on April 19, 2016 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (2)

Here is a new poem from Davie

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REFERENDUM

 

Do we stay in

Or do we leave

Who are we to believe

Should we believe Nigel

Should we believe Dave

The situation's getting grave

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Blimey February already

Posted by Newcastle Society for Blind People on February 2, 2016 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Exciting times for the Vintage empowerment project


We were successful in partnership bid with the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust and Deaflink to get some national money to pilot a particular approach to making the Accessible Information Standard happen. Watch this space as we get more of the plan worked up


We have been off...

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Happy Christmas from Net and Natter

Posted by Newcastle Society for Blind People on December 13, 2015 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Net and Natter

And so we come to the end of the first year of Net and Natter and what a year it’s been

We have 6 regulars . Remember this is a drop in session for anyone and while there is a thread of continuity and purpose to what we do we like to be spontaneous and flexible to people needs too!

Age wise our regulars range from their early 40s to their 90s. Indeed one regular celebrated...

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1867 and all that

Posted by Newcastle Society for Blind People on September 7, 2015 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (4)

Hello and welcome to the Net and Natter group contribution to the Society’s blog. For the past three weeks the Net and Natter group has tried to see how the Internet might help research into the Society history now that the 150th anniversary is only 2 years away

We knew there would be very little if any information on the Society itself from 1867 but we thought we could add some colour to the background

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Net and Natter Blog

Posted by Newcastle Society for Blind People on August 25, 2015 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

This is the first of our blogs from the Net and Natter

A lovely light hearted one to start with from Davie

NET AND NATTER

We meet each week for Net and Natter

What do we talk about?

That doesn’t matter

We surf the web

...

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Christmas thoughts from our Vice Chair

Posted by Newcastle Society for Blind People on December 1, 2014 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Here are some thought provoking observations From Lisa Charlton MBE , our Vice Chair.


Christmas is a truly special time of year when all of our senses go into overdrive with festive cheer and joyful anticipation.

 

For those of us with a little residual sight the sparkly Christmas lights still light up the dark December nights, but it is our other senses that really come to life. Th...

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SUNDERLAND NIL

Posted by Newcastle Society for Blind People on September 28, 2014 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

A not entirely serious one from Davie this time...

 

I used to be Sunderland A.F.C.

Now it's Sunderland Nil

Can they score goals again

Do you think they ever will

Can they find a goalscorer

Who do you think it should be

An ...

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HURDLES

Posted by Newcastle Society for Blind People on September 13, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

This is from NSBP member and Creative Writing stalwart Davie Doyle

HURDLES

Hurdles obstruct us every day

Things that people put in our way

A car parked in the wrong place

Ladies with buggies in a race

People walking along Tweeting

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"Stop Disabled Hate Crime Now"

Posted by Newcastle Society for Blind People on September 10, 2014 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (1)

This blog is from one of our Society members who is using the name Doors. It was written with Guide software.

"Stop Disabled Hate Crime Now"

There was a story on Tyne Tees TV news last month.

The story was about a young Disabled person called Scott Hall who was murdered -possibly by two 15 year olds. He may have had a visual impairment and a learnin...

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Another Star...t

Posted by Newcastle Society for Blind People on June 8, 2014 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Another Star….t

Here is our first blog for our refreshed website. We hope to get a lot of variety in these blogs and, in particular, to highlight the creative writing talent of people who use our services but for this one you will have to put up with me!


Its been announced that Stevie Wonder’s “Another Star “ from “Songs in the Key of Life” is going to be used as the BBC&...

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