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DEX – Games & Quiz, Saturday 15th June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

When: Saturday 15th June
Time: 11am till 4pm
Where: Here!
The Leeds Society For Deaf and Blind People
The Centre
St Mary’s Street
Leeds
LS9 7DP

Contact: contact@dex.org.uk

DEX – BBQ Day, Sat 13th July 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

When: Saturday 13th July
Time: 11am till 4pm
Where:
Here!
The Leeds Society For Deaf and Blind People
The Centre
St Mary’s Street
Leeds
LS9 7DP

Contact: contact@dex.org.uk

British Blind Sport – 43rd Metro Games 2019

43rd Metro Athletics Open 2019

22 June 2019

Date: Sat 22nd June 2019  Venue: Mile End Stadium, London, E14 7TW

Click here for a Metro Games Entry Form 2019

Hosted by London Borough of Tower Hamlets and GLL, supported by Carmen Butler Charities Charitable Trust and the Roden Family Foundation.  

Metro Blind Sport – Welcomes athletes of all ages and experience throughout the UK to join us in our annual competition’s ‘43rd year! 

The morning ‘Come and Try Coaching Session’ will once again provide those new to the sport a brilliant opportunity to try out running, jumping and throwing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, supported by qualified coaches. If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon, or are looking to improve your performance this is the place for you.

The 2019 programme will be run under UKA/IBSA rules and is open to males and females of all ages. The athletics competitions are principally for registered blind and partially sighted people.

Every competitor will receive a free t-shirt along with either a medal and/or performance certificate. Free packed lunches will be provided for all competitors, coaches, officials and volunteers. *Guide Runners may be arranged with advance notice, you will need to provide an estimate of your track times.

Guest competitors are welcome but no medals or certificates can be awarded.

Entry form and Information

  • Entry:FREE including packed lunch, t-shirt, medals/performance certificate
  • If you would like help to complete the entry form then please telephone Charlie on 07956292046
  • The closing date for Entries is Saturday 01st June 2019, if you require Accommodation the closing date is 31st March 2019

 

Come and Try Session starts 10.00am – 11.30am, open to all ages, an ideal opportunity to access specialist coaching in track and field disciplines.

Competition starts 12.00 noon, listed below are all events grouped under the relevant age ranges. Results will be uploaded to Power of 10 as soon as possible. 

Event closes after final Medal Ceremony – 5.00pm  

 EVENTS 

  • Under 12 (Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only) 60m, 100m, Standing Long Jump, Ball Throw, For B1 athletes only)
  • Under 14 (Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only) 100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),
  • Under 17(Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes  only – called 60m),
  • Senior Ladies and Men (18 – 34)100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin
  • Vets Ladies and Men (Over 35) 100m, 800m, 5000m, Long Jump, Shot

 

The track (Mile End Stadium) and the accommodation (Queen Mary University) are within walking distance of Mile End Tube Station (Central and District line).

  • Athletes aged Under 12, 14 or 17 may take part in up to four individual events in any one day.
  • Senior Athletes may take part in a maximum of five events. These will consist of either 3 track and 2 field, or 2 track and 3 field on the day.
  • Electronic timing will be used on all track races.
  • B3 and B4 athletes are reminded that competition rules do not allow any concessions to assist performance. (No Guide Runners)
  • ALL B1 ATHLETES MUST PROVIDE AND USE THEIR OWN SHADES. Time permitting there will be a Fun Relay for all competitors during the afternoon including parents and coaches.
  • Photos: A gallery of high resolution photos will be available in the week after this event. We will share a link with you where you can view and select, following a donation of your choosing, the photos you would like to keep. Please take note of the number/s and send these to wynne@metroblindsport.org. Saul will setup an individual WeTransfer link (available for 7 days only) for you to download the Digital High Res Photo/s you have chosen to your pc. Photo requests are on a first come, first serve basis only and will be processed when time allows. Donations can be made via the website donate button http://bit.ly/MBSDonatePage

In order for as many events as possible to take place, it may be necessary to merge sight categories thereby ensuring the maximum number of individual ‘event requests’ are met. We recognise this could lead to a miss-match in functional sight levels, however our aim with the ‘Metro Athletics Open’ is to always offer the widest range of opportunities for athletes to compete. We view this as a preferable option to cancelling events with low numbers.    

 The closing date for Entries is Saturday 01st June 2019, if you require Accommodation the closing date is 31st March 2019.

Accommodation: This will be available on Friday and Saturday night (21st and 22nd) at the aforementioned Queen Mary University of London.  Please note there is a further reduction for those under the age of 18. A separate form is available for accommodation requests, please email charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org

Survey – Access to Health and Social Care Services

Healthwatch Leeds want to find out how people with visual impairment access health and social care services. We are an independent organisation set up to ensure that people have a voice in their care.

Can you spare 10 mins to fill in @HWLeeds survey?
Click Here

Easter Egg Hunt – Wilberforce Trust

This Easter Sunday the Wilberforce Trust are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for children with sight loss and their siblings.

Enjoy a fun filled day with your family. Come along and find the eggs, don’t forget to bring your basket.

The event is free, though charitable donations are welcome.

For more information and to book a place please contact Samantha Scholey – s.scholey@wilberforcetrust.org.uk

Your Right of Access

You have the right to find out if an organisation is using or storing your personal data. This is called the right of access. You exercise this right by asking for a copy of the data, which is commonly known as making a ‘subject access request’.

How to access your data

You can make a subject access request to find out what data is held and how it is used. You may make a subject access request before exercising your other
information rights.

You can make a subject access request verbally or in writing. If you make your request verbally, we recommend you follow it up in writing to provide a clear trail of correspondence. It will also provide clear evidence of your actions.

To exercise your right of access, follow these steps:

Step 1

  • Identify where to send your request.
  • Think about what personal data you want to access.

Step 2

  •  Make your request directly to the organisation.
  • State clearly what you want.

You might not want all the personal data that the organisation holds about you. It may respond more quickly if you explain this and identify the specific data you want.

When making a subject access request, include the following information:

  • Your name and contact details.
  • Any information used by the organisation to identify or distinguish you from other people with the same name (account numbers etc).
  • Any details or relevant dates that will help it identify what you want.

For example, you may want to ask for:

  • your personnel file
  • emails between ‘person A’ and ‘person B’ (say from 1 June 2018 to 1 Sept 2018)
  • CCTV camera data situated at ‘location E’ on, say, 23 May 2017 from 11am to 5pm records detailing the transfer of your data to a third party.

Letter template

[Your full address]

[Phone number]

[The date]

[Name and address of the organisation]

Dear Sir or Madam

Subject access request

[Your full name and address and any other details to help identify you and the data you want.]

Please supply the data about me that I am entitled to under data protection law relating to: [give specific details of the data you want, for example:

  • my personnel file
  • emails between ‘person A’ and ‘person B’ (from 1 June 2017 to 1 Sept 2017)
  • my medical records (between 2014 and 2017) held by ‘Dr C’ at ‘hospital D’
  • CCTV camera situated at (‘location E’) on 23 May 2017 between 11am and 5pm
  • copies of statements (between 2013 and 2017) held in account number xxxxx.]

If you need any more data from me, or a fee, please let me know as soon as possible. It may be helpful for you to know that data protection law requires you to respond to a request for data within one calendar month.

If you do not normally deal with these requests, please pass this letter to your DataProtection Officer, or relevant staff member. If you need advice on dealing with this request, the Information Commissioner’s Office can assist you. Its website is ico.org.uk or it can be contacted on 0303 123 1113.

Yours faithfully

[Signature]

Step 3

  • Keep a copy of your request.
  • Keep any proof of postage or delivery.

When to re-submit a request

You can ask an organisation for access more than once. However, it may be able to refuse access if your request is, as the law says, ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’.

If you are thinking of resubmitting a request, you should think about whether:

  • it is likely that your data has changed since your last request
  • enough time has passed for it to be reasonable to request an update on
    how your data is being used, or
  • the organisation has changed its activities or processes recently.

What to do if the organisation does not respond or you are dissatisfied with the outcome

If you are unhappy with how the organisation has handled your request, you should first make a complaint to it.

Having done so, if you remain dissatisfied you can make a complaint to the ICO.

You can also seek to enforce your rights through the courts. If you decide to do this, we strongly advise that you seek independent legal advice first.

What organisations should do

If an organisation reasonably needs more information to help it find your data or identify you, it has to ask you for the information it needs. It can then wait until it has all the necessary information before dealing with your request.

When it responds to your request, the organisation should provide you with a copy of your data. It may do this electronically. If you need your data in another format, you must ask if this is possible.

  • You are also entitled to be told the following things:
  • What it is using your data for.
  • Who it is sharing your data with.
  • How long it will store your data, and how it made this decision.
  • Information on your rights to challenge the accuracy of your data, to have it deleted, or to object to its use.
  • Your right to complain to the ICO.
  • Information on where your data came from.
  • Whether your data is used for profiling or automated decision making and how it is doing this.
  • If it has transferred your data to a third country or an international organisation, what security measures it took..

When can the organisation say no?

An organisation may refuse your subject access request if your data includes information about another individual, except where:

  • the other individual has agreed to the disclosure, or
  • it is reasonable to provide you with this information without the other individual’s consent.

In deciding this, the organisation will have to balance your right to access your data against the other individual’s rights regarding their own information.

The organisation can also refuse your request if it is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’.

In any case the organisation will need to tell you and justify its decision. It should also let you know about your right to complain to the ICO, or through the
courts.

How long should the organisation take?

An organisation has one month to respond to your request. In certain circumstances it may need extra time to consider your request and can take up to an extra two months. If it is going to do this, it should let you know within one month that it needs more time and why. For more on this, see our guidance on Time Limits.

Can the organisation charge a fee for this?

A copy of your personal data should be provided free. An organisation may charge for additional copies. It can only charge a fee if it thinks the request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’. If so, it may ask for a reasonable fee for administrative costs associated with the request.

Press Release – Traveleyes Amar Latif

We are proud to announce that Traveleyes Founder and Director Amar Latif will be presenting a brand-new travel documentary for the BBC. The BBC Two show – ‘Travelling Blind’ – is due to air at 8pm on 7th March and will be available on the BBC iPlayer shortly after.

As a blind world traveller, Amar Latif has a thirst for adventure, he likes to get up close and personal with every destination he visits but he needs someone to be his eyes. Amar takes comedian Sara Pascoe on a trip across Turkey, from the lively markets in Istanbul to the outstanding landscapes of Cappadocia, as the pair show how travelling with someone that is blind will force you to experience a culture like never before.

Sara and Amar travel in different ways. Sara prefers to stand back and observe while Amar needs to be in the thick of things. Due to his lack of sight, getting close to people, cultures and experiences is the only way to bring a place to life.

Amar has said ‘travelling the world is something I have always wanted to do, being blind once hindered that passion but now I experience the world in such a unique way that even sighted travellers would enjoy it’

‘Travelling with Sara and sharing my way of exploring was so much fun and I hope to have imparted some of my lust for adventure onto her’ said Amar.

Amar’s Story

Amar lost his sight when he was 18 years old, but still wanted to explore the world. However, when he approached mainstream travel companies as a solo blind traveller, he faced rejection.

 In the wake of this, and after a successful career as a Corporate accountant for large corporations, Amar decided to set up Traveleyes, to open up the world for thousands of blind travellers all over the world.

 Traveleyes is the world’s first commercial tour operator offering independent group travel for both blind and sighted travellers. Established in 2004 by the Blind entrepreneur, TV presenter and world traveller Amar Latif, Traveleyes now runs over 60 trips a year to destinations all around the world, from Safaris in Africa and trekking in Machu Picchu to skiing in the Alps and exploring Europe’s most loved cities.

 On each holiday, half the group are blind or Visually Impaired (VI), and the other half fully sighted. Each day, the sighted travellers guide and describe to a different blind partner, and explore the destinations we visit together. In return for sharing their sight, the cost of their holiday is subsidised up to 50% by Traveleyes.

 Amar is available for interviews. To arrange, please contact Andrew Milburn – andrew@traveleyes-international.com – Communications Executive at Traveleyes.

 NOTES TO EDITORS

  • Amar is the recipient of The Outstanding Young Person of the World accolade (Business / Entrepreneurial category) from the Chamber of Commerce International (JCI) and the prestigious Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur Award, presented by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou.
  • Amar has previously presented The Last Leg Down Under, How to Get Fit Fast, Thrifty Ways to Summer Holiday, River Walks – which is on BBC 2 16th Feb at 20:00 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002p1v
  • More info can be found at amarlatif.com
  • Twitter: @AmarLatif_

Travelling Blind was made by production company Spun Gold for BBC 2.

Christmas Dinner & Christingle – Bradford

It’s not too late to join us for the Deaf Church Christmas dinner on Saturday 1st December  for Christmas Dinner & Christingle for all Deaf people and BSL Users from Yorkshire.

SATURDAY 1 December
Meet at 1.00 pm “The Old Pavillion” Toby Carvery in Bradford
244-246 Rooley Ln, Bradford BD5 8LB

Great food from Carvery Christmas Menu

Price is 2 courses for £9.99 or 3 course for £13.49 (you can decide which you want when we get there.

Booking Esssential: to book contact Mark Smith or Tracey Raistrick. You will be asked to pay a non -returnable deposit of £5. Places go fast if we don’t book so BOOK NOW

Mark:   mark@deafchurch.co.uk 07702 269608.
Tracey rev.tracey@outlook.com 07850 940079

……………………………………join us afterwards for Coffee , Carols, & Christingle Service at St John’s Church , Bowling, Wakefield Rd. Bradford. BD4 8QS

Lifts are available from Bradford Interchange to the Carvery and the Carvery to the Church. Let us know if you need a lift when you book.

If you have got his email, but did not get the previous newsletter with details of this event  it means I have your email address but not your correct postal address  – so you may wish to send me up to date postal details to ensure you get all information about Deaf Church events.
Cheers mark