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Access Card Meeting

We are hosting a meeting where we will be joined by Disability Sheffield to talk about CredAbility Access Cards   Read More >

Our New Centre in Rotherham

Fittingly, on Yorkshire Day, we are delighted to announce that our new Rotherham Sight and Sound centre opens today   Read More >

Seeing AI App

This is an interesting free app aimed at visually impaired people   Read More >

Audio PINsentry from Barclays

We recently heard about an audio PINsentry card reader that is available for Barclays customers.   Read More >

Tramlines Audio Guide 2017

This guide has been recorded to help blind and partially sighted people get the most out of the Tramlines Festival in 2017   Read More >

Tramlines Carers Passes

Tramlines Weekend Festival is approaching fast and we just wanted to remind our clients about the deadline for carers passes   Read More >

Survey Request

We have been asked to let you know about this online survey about your recent experiences while travelling   Read More >

Why we do what we do...

There are many stories that happen at SRSB and we occasionally like to share them.   Read More >

Expansion of SRSB Services

Last year, we were approached by Rotherham council who had reviewed their service provision for people with a sensory impairment   Read More >

Volunteer Recruitment Day

Come and join us for a day of information, conversation and communication around volunteering opportunities at SRSB   Read More >

Arundel Gate Temp Bus Changes

From 7th May, for approximately 10 weeks, there will be 6 bus routes disrupted by works on Arundel Gate   Read More >

Volunteer Party at SRSB

We are holding our annual summer Volunteers Party at SRSB on Monday 5th June.   Read More >

Gardening Group Open Garden

SRSB's Gardening Group have been gardening at Meersbrook Walled Garden for a whole year   Read More >

Eye Clinic Liaison Officer

We are delighted to announce that Kate, the new Eye Clinic Liaison Officer is now in post at the Eye Department in the Royal Hallamshire Hospital   Read More >

Blind Sports Calendar

This sports calendar is a great resource from the International Blind Sports Federation   Read More >

Audio Described Ballet

We have been asked to let you know about this audio described performance and Touch Tour of the ballet Casanova, at Sheffield Lyceum   Read More >

New Access Now brochure

The latest Access Now brochure which details sensory access performances is now available as a PDF   Read More >

Guardian Accessibilty Request

If you have accessibility needs then you might want to take some time to send feedback to the Guardian about their website   Read More >

Barclays Accessibility

In case our clients aren't aware about this, Barclays bank on Pinstone Street has a display cabinet that details some accessible information   Read More >

PIP Feature on BBC Radio 4

An interesting perspective on PIP (Personal Independence Payments) assessments on BBC Radio 4   Read More >

Tactile Map Dam Flask

We were pleased to spot another tactile map in Sheffield recently at the beautiful Dam Flask   Read More >

Have Your Say on Treatments

Do you have AMD, Cataracts or Glaucoma? Have you ever wanted to change something about the treatment you receive?   Read More >

Free Pantomime Tickets

Client offer: We have had a very kind offer of free tickets for our clients and their guests for Cinderella in January 2017   Read More >

Creative Writing Competition

We have been asked to let you know about a Creative Writing Competition for adults and children by Seeing Ear   Read More >

Learning Resource

This project was carried out by Orthoptics students from the University of Sheffield.   Read More >

Off the Shelf Festival

Off the Shelf is Sheffield’s Festival of Words that runs throughout October each year.   Read More >

Audio Described Ballet

We have been asked to let you know about four audio described ballet performances in Yorkshire this season   Read More >

Please Touch Project

We have been working with Caroline and Amelia on the Please Touch Project, and in collaboration with Museums Sheffield   Read More >

Eyes Right Training

We were asked to carry out some training at an Assessment and Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) for Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists recently.   Read More >

Tramlines Audio Guide 2016

The aim of this guide is to help blind and partially sighted people get the most out of the Tramlines festival.   Read More >

Making Sense of Walkley

A community-led, multi-sensory walking activity on 6th July for everyone who is curious and intrepid. This is in conjunction with Walkley Festival   Read More >

Disabled Access Information

Check out the Tramlines website for information about disabled access and carer's passes.   Read More >

Virtual Reality Demonstration

Visit our centre between 12 and 4pm on Thursday 14th July and you will have the opportunity to try out virtual reality technology   Read More >

Esmes Umbrella Information

Esme's Umbrella has a great information leaflet about Charles Bonnet Syndrome that you can pass to your GP if you suspect that you have the condition   Read More >

Access Day Event

Sheffield Caption Support Group are running an Access Promotion Day at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital on Friday 27th May. 10:30am to 3pm   Read More >

3 Rings Plug

We have been asked to let you know about this device by Westfield Health   Read More >

Electronic Books Update

We reported on the electronic book service Sheffield Libraries introduced some time ago. Here is a reminder and update about the service   Read More >

Need It To Read It

After years of campaigning, from July this year, all healthcare providers in England must provide information in a format their patients can read   Read More >

Audio Described Performances

This is a list of Audio Described Performances at Sheffield Theatres which are coming up over the next few months.   Read More >

Seeing with your Ears

We have been asked to pass on this information about an event at the University of York   Read More >

Student Article about Goalball

Almost four years have passed since the opening ceremony for what proved to be the biggest and most successful Paralympics ever.   Read More >

Notes on Blindness at DocFest

When John Hull’s sight vanished after decades of deterioration, the British academic decided to document his new world   Read More >

Update from Esmes Umbrella

An update on the Esmes Umbrella website from founder Judith Potts about progress with the campaign group   Read More >

New Minibus Out and About

The Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB) has recently taken delivery of a new minibus.   Read More >

Optimeyes Project

This project is aimed at the 50 age group and passing on information about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and regular eye checks.   Read More >

National Guide Runner Database

We have been asked to pass on this information by British Blind Sport who have launched a new online database   Read More >

SRSBs Gadget Man

As British Summertime arrives this weekend Rob McCann springs into action as he prepares to change numerous clocks and watches at SRSB   Read More >

New Gardening Group

SRSB is teaming up with Meersbrook Park on Monday 4th April to offer the opportunity for people to get involved in a new Gardening Group   Read More >

Ballet Touch Tour

We went to an audio described performance of Northern Ballet’s Swan Lake at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre recently which also offered a Touch Tour   Read More >

Audio Described Visit

We recently visited Bishops’ House and Meersbrook Walled Garden with the Sheffield Visually Impaired Walking Group.   Read More >

SRSB Client Awarded Honour

One of Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind’s clients was awarded the Legion d'honneur recently.   Read More >

Blind Brothers in Election

Two brothers, Kyle and Kurtis Crossland, are standing in the forthcoming council elections.   Read More >

Drop in Sessions

SRSB holds a regular drop in session every Mon. One of our Community Advice Officers is available from 9:30am to 4pm.   Read More >

New Mugs in Stock

Our Equipment Centre now has a stock of non-slip mug with a fitted lid to stop spillages.   Read More >

Audio Described Swan Lake

We have been asked to let you know about an audio described performance of Swan Lake   Read More >

Friends Step In to Fundraise

Supporter Aisling had trained for Cardiff Half Marathon, but just before the race she hurt her ankle.   Read More >

Comic Book Writing Competition

Ever fancied writing for a comic book? We have been asked to let you know about a competition for teens and adults who are blind or visually impaired   Read More >

Training at Talk Direct

One of SRSB’s clients and supporters has let us know about a service that his company is offering visually impaired people.   Read More >

Audio Equipment

SRSB have recently received a set of audio headsets which will be used to enhance clients experiences on trips and visits.   Read More >

Charles Bonnet Syndrome News

Representatives from the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB) were invited to the launch of a new website for a campaign group.   Read More >

Be My Eyes

A few of our clients are telling us about an App called Be My Eyes which they are finding really useful.   Read More >

Hounds and Horses Exhibition

When Christine Smith was recuperating from surgery for a brain tumour, she rekindled her passion for drawing.   Read More >

Visually Impaired Cricket

VI Cricket Taster Day Monday 31st August 2015. 10am at Old Sharlston Cricket Club near Wakefield.   Read More >

Tandem Cycling

Update on the tandem cycling group that we aim to start.   Read More >

Little Sparklers Trip

We had our Little Sparklers summer day trip to Wentworth Family Farm in July   Read More >

Tramlines Audio Guide 2015

The aim of this guide is to help blind and partially sighted people get the most out of the Tramlines festival.   Read More >

Disabled Access Information

Check out the Tramlines website for information about disabled access   Read More >

Tramlines 2015

We are delighted to announce that we are Tramlines official charity this year!   Read More >

Funding for New Minibus

We were thrilled to hear that we are to receive funding to replace one of our minibuses from the Department of Transport.   Read More >

Sight and Sound Donation

Sight & Sound Technology called in to see us last week to hand over some demonstration equipment   Read More >

Audio Described Performance

The performance of Peter Pan at Sheffield City Hall on 30th Dec 2014 will be audio described   Read More >

Free Instructability Courses

Are you disabled? Have you ever thought about being a Gym Instructor?   Read More >

Mobile Information Unit visit

Our Mobile Information Unit visited Lowedges Beat the Winter Blues family fun day in November   Read More >

World Sight Day Awareness

Cllr Jack Scott experienced some of the problems caused by “street clutter" on a blindfolded walk   Read More >

Phantom Visions

Phantom visions: the mystery of Charles Bonnet Syndrome. This is a story by University of Sheffield student Abbie Cohen.   Read More >

NEW Youth Club Sessions

Starting from Monday 13th October, every Monday evening 4:30pm to 6:15pm   Read More >

New Vacancy at SRSB

This is a new post to take charge of our Mobile Information Unit which is a new service that SRSB is developing.   Read More >

Sheffield Stays In Winners

We have judged the Sheffield Stays In event competition and the winners are.....   Read More >

Supertram Works and Tickets

Just to keep you up to date on developments relating to Supertram...   Read More >

Drop In Sessions at SRSB

From September we will be holding a drop in session every Monday.   Read More >

Braille Course

Our next Braille course for beginners starts in September.   Read More >

Tramlines 2014 Audio Guide 2

Tramlines is this weekend, so here is our latest Audio Guide to help our clients get the most out of the event.   Read More >

Geoff Hurst Raffle

The draw took place during the World Cup Final on Sunday 13th July.   Read More >

Latest Tram Works Update

Information regarding the Tram Rail Replacement which begins on West Street on Monday 7th July 2014.   Read More >

Tram Replacement Works

We have been sent the following updates about the Tram Replacement Works.   Read More >

Local Travel Concessions

We Won – Transport Authority U-Turn on local travel concessions for disabled people.   Read More >

Project Mindset

Reality Productions have launched this movie about their 'Project Mindset'. This is a musical performance project for children and young people.   Read More >

Part 1 Tramlines Audio Guide

This is Part 1 of two audio guides that we are recording to help visually impaired festival goers to get the most out of the Tramlines weekend.   Read More >

Talking Cash Machines

We have previously covered a story about talking cash machines, so were interested to see the new Barclays advert.   Read More >

SRSB Insight

Our annual Insight event will be held on Wednesday 9th April at Sheffield Town Hall.   Read More >

Travel Concessions Update

Here is an update following the demonstration we held outside Sheffield Town Hall last Friday   Read More >

Blind People to Protest!

Blind and Partially Sighted people to protest at removal of local travel concessions.   Read More >

Concessionary Travel Update

Concessionary Travel for blind and partially sighted people to be withdrawn.   Read More >

Notes on Blindness Movie

This is a very moving, but ultimately positive movie made from recordings kept by writer and theologian John Hull on his experience of sight loss   Read More >

Earl of Scarbrough Visit

On a visit to Cairn Home (SRSB’s residential Care Home in Crosspool) our Patron, The Earl of Scarbrough met our longest resident, Joan.   Read More >

Cambridge Visit

Our RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) Group visited Cambridge recently.   Read More >

Inspiring VI Artist

This is an inspiring item. The featured artist is interviewed for the first 10 minutes of the video.   Read More >

Support and Sharing Group

SRSB is starting a new support group for people who are finding it hard to come to terms with losing their sight.   Read More >

Inclusive Sport Sheffield

Activity Sheffield have notified us about an event. An Inclusive Sport Sheffield, Disability Sports Day on 28th September.   Read More >

GPS Walk

Eyecan are proposing a GPS walk around Sheffield city centre, for people that have a GPS and can walk about the city centre independently.   Read More >

Bus Passes Orange Wallets

Bus drivers are all trained to be aware that the orange wallet is a sign that the person is visually impaired.   Read More >

ParkRuns

We have been informed about Parkruns which take place at different parks across the city as part of the 'Move More Sheffield' initiative.   Read More >

RP Research

We are taking part in some research into Retinitis Pigmentosa. Please contact us if you would like to get involved.   Read More >

On the Buses

A good bus service is very important for people with sight problems but a good bus service extends far beyond the frequency and timetable reliability.   Read More >

Part 2 Tramlines Audio Guide

Latest updates and special announcment about the Tramlines Festival in July 2013   Read More >

Audio Guide to Tramlines 2013

Part 1 of recorded information about the Tramlines Festival coming soon on 19th, 20th and 21st July 2013.   Read More >

Sainsburys Local Charity 2013

Each year, Sainsbury's invites nominations from shoppers and staff for a local charity at each store.   Read More >

Sheffield Young Artists 2013

Organised by the Rotary Club of Abbeydale, this annual exhibition takes place in May 2013   Read More >

SRSB Insight Event

Join us on for an Insight into SRSB at the Town Hall on 23rd April 2013.   Read More >

Cairn Home Wins Dignity Award

We attended the Sheffield City Council Dignity in Care Awards at the Sheffield Town Hall on 21st March   Read More >

SRSB Volunteer Recognition

We were delighted that 9 of SRSB's volunteers received a special award from the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire, Julie Kenny.   Read More >

Kindles for People with Ushers

We have been told about a Trust are looking to fund Kindles or similar for people with Ushers Syndrome   Read More >

Bank Cash Machines (ATMs)

More than 75% of Barclays Bank ATMs now 'talk'. Blind and partially sighted people can now take along their earphones.   Read More >

Used Equipment For Sale

We have several pieces of used equipment for sale at our centre.   Read More >

Welfare Benefits

Many benefits are in the process of change or may change over the next year or so. If you would like advice please contact us.   Read More >

TacMap™

TacMap™, making spaces accessible to visually impaired people.   Read More >

Available Now!

Large print calendars and diaries are now on sale in our Equipment Centre.   Read More >

Music to Your Ears

A lovely story about Cairo's Egyptian Blind Girls Chamber Orchestra   Read More >

Mobile Information Unit Appeal

SRSB has recently launched an appeal for a mobile information unit.   Read More >

Look After Your Eyes website

Here is a link to a great resource from the College of Optometrists   Read More >

Care and Share Garden

Do you struggle to keep your garden tidy? Do you find that your garden has become too big for you to maintain alone?   Read More >

SRSB Blindlife Blog

We have launched our new Blindlife Blog which is a space for visually impaired people to share experiences.   Read More >

Tramlines Music Festival

Sheffield's 'free for all' music festival runs from 20th-22nd July. We have an audio guide available.   Read More >

Blind Cooking

There is an interesting story on the BBC News website.   Read More >

SRSB Annual Meeting

We held our first public annual meeting for many years at Sheffield Town Hall on Wednesday (18th April).   Read More >

DLA Campaign

We are very concerned about the government’s plans to replace DLA with PIP.   Read More >

You are invited to join SRSB

You are invited to join SRSB at Sheffield Town Hall for our event that looks back over the last year   Read More >

Braille Essay Contest

Are you passionate about braille? Do you want to have a go at creative writing? Do you want to win a cash prize?   Read More >

Braille at Language Festival

If you have an interest in Braille, then this is a chance to learn about it, and to have a go.   Read More >

LINk Meeting

We attended a meeting hosted by Sheffield Local Involvement Network (LINk) which focused on GP support for patients with sensory impairment.   Read More >

SRSB's New Overview Movie

We would like to say a really big thank you to the University of Sheffield students at Forge TV.   Read More >

Blue Badge Renewal

We would like to advise anyone who has a Blue Badge for parking to check the expiry date.   Read More >

Disability Training

Taxi Drivers in Sheffield are to receive mandatory pre-entry disability awareness training.   Read More >

Self Directed Support

Sheffield City Council is in the process of implementing Self Directed Support   Read More >

Retinitis Pigmentosa Group

Our RP Group met for the second time in November and we were pleased to welcome a guest speaker.   Read More >

Personal Shopping Information

Debenhams are now offering personal shopper assistance with staff who have received specific training...   Read More >

Hardest Hit Update

The Hardest Hit coalition is sending a giant Xmas card, signed by hopefully 10,000 plus people, to the Government.   Read More >

Hardest Hit March

Disabled people, their families and friends will be taking to the streets in cities across the UK protesting against Government cuts...   Read More >

Concessionary Fares Scheme

National Express have sent out information to people who have used their concessionary fares scheme   Read More >

Minibus Update

Our minibus has been written off by insurers. One of our clients has also written a poem on the subject.   Read More >

Minibus Stolen by Joyriders

SRSB faced with additional transport costs of £100 per day due to actions of Joyriders.   Read More >

Digital Switchover

Blind and Partially Sighted people are entitled to help from the Switchover Help Scheme.   Read More >

Magnifier Request

The Low Vision Service at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital is asking patients to return any unused magnifying aids.   Read More >

Employment Support Allowance

Changes being made to the way ESA and other benefits are accessed.   Read More >

Lord Mayor of Sheffield

SRSB named as joint Charity of the Year by the new Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Dr Sylvia Dunkley.   Read More >

Government Funding Cuts

SRSB's services secure despite the government’s financial cutbacks.   Read More >

Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind links