Category Archives: Events

BSL Courses

British Sign Language course poster, level 1, 2, 3 and 6
British Sign Language course poster, level 1, 2, 3 and 6
The Society is proud to announce our first BSL courses at The Centre will run from September:

Level 1
Wednesday’s
6:30pm till 9pm
26 weeks
Start: September 2018
£399

Level 2
Tuesday’s
6:30pm till 9pm
35 Weeks
Starts: September 2018
£599

Level 3
1 x Saturday per month
9am till 4:30pm
£799

Level 6:
1 x Saturday per month
9am till 4:30pm
£999

Click here for an Enrolment form

Click here for BSL Poster
Phone: 0113 243 8328
Fax:0113 246 9227
SMS: 07775 444 032
Email: info@leedssocietyfordeafandblind.org.uk
Payment plans available on all courses

Drawing – BSL

Sunnybank Mills (Farsley,Pudsey) LS28 5UJ  are offering a free Life Drawing Session to any burgeoning, blossoming, blooming or would be artist, who is deaf or hard of hearing, on Thursday 11th October from 7 pm to 9 pm.

There will be a BSL interpreter to assist Kim Coley the tutor.

There will also be a male or female model to pose for the class.

Materials will be provided – all you need to do is turn up.

One to one tuition will be given, the objective being to encourage and develop an individual’s unique drawing skills.

If you would like to see what exciting events take place at Sunnybank Mills Gallery  visit their website/ facebook (sunnybankmillsgallery)/ twitter (@sunnybankmills)/ instagram (@sunnybankmills) .

To book a place on the session please contact Jane Kay or Alice Chandler 0113 2563239 or e mail arts@sunnybankmills.co.uk  
Or here to book you place.

RP Fighting Blindness Information Day – 20th July

Friday 20th July
10:00am till 4:00pm
RP Fighting Blindness would like to invite you to an Information Day focusing on Inherited Retinal Dystrophies (IRDs) and syndromes, including Retinitis Pigmentosa and Usher syndrome.
The event will include presentations from the following:
• Mr Martin McKibben, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Leeds Teaching Hospital
• Mr Raj Mukherjee, Consultant Ophthalmologist , Leeds Teaching Hospital
• Oxsight Smart Glasses
• Leeds & Bradford Rehabilitation Teams
• There will also be talks from a number of patients living with these conditions
• Chance to meet and discuss what support is available with local organisations supporting patients.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about Inherited Retinal Dystrophies (IRDs); the latest research information, to put your questions to the experts, meet other people and engage with the charity.

 

This event is free of charge, and is open to:
Anyone affected by RP or an inherited retinal dystrophy and their families
Professionals working with affected families

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND PLACES ARE LIMITED, SO PLEASE DO CONTACT US TO CONFIRM YOUR PLACE!

If you would like to attend the event or you have any questions, please contact the RPFB office for further details.

Telephone: 01280 821334 / email: services@rpfightingblindness.org.uk
Post: RP Fighting Blindness, P.O Box 350, Buckingham MK18 1GZ

Click here for a programme of the day

 

 

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RNIB Employment Day

Venue: Leeds Civic Hall
Calverley Street
Leeds
LS1 1UR

Date: Friday 1st June 2018
Time: 10:00 – 4:00

Collaborating with Blind In Business we are bringing you a day of handy hints and tips and invaluable networking, to help you in your pursuit of employment.

The day will provide information on the access to work application process, useful technology in the workplace, when and how to disclose your disability and ideas for successful CV writing.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake a mock interview with some of the UK’s top employers to help provide feedback on how to approach the real thing.

Alongside all of this there will be inspirational employers and employees sharing their stories of finding employment.

To book onto the event, please click here to visit our Eventbrite page where you will be asked a couple of questions about dietary or access requirements. Or please call the connect team on 0303 1234 55 55 and they will be happy to register you onto the event.

We only have 55 places on the day, so please don’t hesitate to book.

Thank you very much for taking the time to learn about this event.

Many thanks,

Chloe Tear
RNIB Connect community Intern

Introducing the Leeds Talking Newspaper Website 2018

Inaugural meeting for new Leeds Talking Newspaper

After several years where the blind and visually impaired people of Leeds and surrounding area, have been deprived of local news in a recorded format for individuals, a new talking newspaper has been started.

 

The national Talking News Federation had noticed the absence of a TN in Leeds, despite that city being one of the most revered and highly populated in the North of England.  They asked their Development Team, headed by Alan Dunderdale and assisted by Marjorie Dunderdale, to try to set up a new talking newspaper and Alan set about writing to over 50 organisations, societies and companies in and around Leeds, inviting them to take part in this new venture and attend a meeting in November.  The meeting took place but sadly, despite promised interest, only a handful of volunteers attended.  A second meeting was arranged for January and a different handful of volunteers attended.  The third meeting, which took place on March 14th at the John Lewis Community Hub, attracted a few more volunteers and from those attending, a steering committee was formed.   Staff at John Lewis, motivated by and including Bryony Hewetson, have played a big part with their enthusiasm as has a volunteer from Yorkshire Water, Ash Roberts.  Paul Landey is a committee member of the former Leeds TN and is already providing an essential service in spreading the word about the new venture.

Two former readers for the previous Leeds TN have volunteered their services and another member of John Lewis Staff has expressed an interest in reading.

Alan Dunderdale has already spoken to a website developer in Otley – Elementary Digital – and this website has been donated by that company to help raise awareness of the new TN.  Many thanks for the donation.

In the coming weeks we need to establish a listenership and we would ask anyone who knows a blind or visually impaired person to inform them about the new TN and ask them to make contact to be put on the register of recipients. The telephone number to ring is: 07564 368453 – this will be an answer phone – please leave a message with your name and contact telephone number and we will ring you back.

Thursday 19th April at 4.00 pm is the date of the next meeting to progress the TN which will again be at the John Lewis Community Hub. (Many thanks to John Lewis in Leeds for providing this meeting room)

We have attached a copy of the magazine section for you to enjoy.