Bringing sight to blind and low vision people
Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.
Be My Eyes is used by more than 80,000 blind and visually impaired people and enables you to lead a more independent life by giving you access to a network of sighted volunteers. By the tap of a button, you can get connected to a sighted volunteer, who is ready to provide you with visual assistance for the task at hand. You can request assistance at any time of the day, from anywhere, and it will always be free.
Find them here – https://www.bemyeyes.com/
The professional association of the vision impairment education workforce
VIEW is open to everyone in the UK who is teaching or supporting learners who have vision impairment, and is the professional association of Qualified Teachers of Vision Impairment (QTVIs). VIEW is a registered charity, working to improve the education experience and outcomes of children and young people with vision impairment – from the early years, through school to further and higher education.
Find them here – https://viewweb.org.uk/
Protecting sight and fighting for disability rights
Sightsavers are preventing avoidable blindness in some of the poorest parts of the world by treating conditions such as cataracts. They are also fighting to eliminate debilitating neglected tropical diseases such as trachoma and river blindness.
Sightsavers also work promoting equal opportunities for people with disabilities so that everyone has the chance to learn, earn and be happy.
Find them here – https://www.sightsavers.org/
Improving the lives of disabled children in the North East
The Chronicle Sunshine Fund provides specialist equipment for children with disabilities or special needs, to improve the quality of their lives. The fund is helping North East children in special schools, learning units, hospitals and also individual families.
Find them here – https://thesunshinefund.org/
Challenging mind and enriching identities for a diverse world
ISL is a truly international school that personalises its learning to meet the needs of all its students. The school has earned a global reputation as a leading International Baccalaureate (IB) school and is widely recognised as one of the UK’s best and most experienced international schools.
Find them here – https://www.isllondon.org/
UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future
UWC offer a state of the art international education for students from all age groups, equipping them with the attitudes, skills and knowledge to live a meaningful and flourishing life. The UWC educational experience is about knowing and acting. They nurture an understanding of the world and its major challenges, and help students discover how they can serve others and make a positive contribution to society.
Find them here – https://www.uwcmaastricht.nl/home
A student-centred community of academic and personal excellence, combining international perspectives and Chinese heritage
VSA is an IB World School, located Hong Kong. VSA emphasises a holistic approach at the heart of which is inquiry-based learning and teaching. The primary section offers a bilingual education (English and Putonghua) and the secondary curriculum is delivered in English and supplemented by a strong Chinese programme.
Find them here – http://www.vsa.edu.hk/
Henshaws charity supports people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to achieve their ambitions and to go beyond expectations. Henshaws dedicated staff and volunteers are the fuel of the organisation; they provide support, advice and training, enabling people and their families to build skills, develop confidence, help each other and look forward to a more positive future.
Find them here – https://www.henshaws.org.uk/
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