Adam Hills: Take His Legs


This Friday evening at 11.30pm on Channel 4, straight after The Last Leg, you can catch a documentary following the comedian and Last Leg co-host, Adam Hills as he embarks on a personal, physical and emotional journey to live out his boyhood dream to play competitive rugby league. The film charts the story of the … Continue reading Adam Hills: Take His Legs

Serena is a #NystagmusStar


Serena is a remarkable young person. She had a few medical problems early on in life and has very reduced vision, but her positive outlook means she gets on with life, surpassing even her parents’ aspirations and is always thinking of others. They say: “She brightens our day when things get too much. Just her … Continue reading Serena is a #NystagmusStar

Rory is a #NystagmusStar


Rory is nominated by his Mum. She says: “Rory’s nystagmus was diagnosed only 6 months ago, so we both still have a lot to learn! We may have further obstacles in the future, but he is not letting anything hold him back!” To nominate your #NystagmusStar or to make a donation to help the Nystagmus … Continue reading Rory is a #NystagmusStar

Lexi is a #NystagmusStar


Sometimes Lexi gets upset and wishes she could see better, but she carries on. Her mum says: “Lexi is my star. I’m so proud of her. She makes me want to do better every day!” To nominate your #NystagmusStar or to make a donation to help the Nystagmus Network support lots more people to reach … Continue reading Lexi is a #NystagmusStar

Joshua is a #NystagmusStar


Joshua embraces every opportunity and does not let nystagmus stand in his way. If he had the choice to wake up without nystagmus he wouldn’t choose to do so. He says: “I would never take my nystagmus away, because it is who I am”. To nominate your #NystagmusStar or to make a donation to help … Continue reading Joshua is a #NystagmusStar

Take part in sight services research


You can take part in a new study of services for people with impaired vision. Commissioned by major sight loss charities, the research aims to drive improvements to services. Phone interviews last 40 minutes and anyone anywhere in the UK can take part. Participants will receive £30 as a thank you. Please click here to … Continue reading Take part in sight services research

Our #NystagmusStars


This festive season the Nystagmus Network is celebrating the children and adults with nystagmus who fill the lives of their families and friends with twinkling light, love and laughter. We’re asking you to tell us about your nystagmus stars – the adults and children who fill your life with light and make you proud of … Continue reading Our #NystagmusStars

Smart Home Technology Increases Access and Independence for Blind and Partially Sighted people


GUEST POST: Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy, looks at how smart home technology can be life changing for blind and partially sighted people As the world becomes increasingly digital, it brings welcome channels of communication and independence for people with visual impairments. The latest development is Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) … Continue reading Smart Home Technology Increases Access and Independence for Blind and Partially Sighted people

Our #GivingTuesday Appeal


Nystagmus Network joins #GivingTuesday 2019, the global day of generosity on 3 December Nystagmus Network is pleased to announce that we’re one of the thousands of organisations taking part in this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign on 3 December. #GivingTuesday began in America in 2012, as a way to give back after all the consumerism of Black … Continue reading Our #GivingTuesday Appeal