The Market-ness of the Market Place – building concepts through everyday experiences


A guest post by Gwyn McCormack, Director of Positive Eye: delivering training, courses and a unique product range to support the educational needs of children and young people with vision impairment Gwyn will deliver a ‘Supporting literacy and learning at home using everyday experiences’ workshop at our Open Day on 28 September. Sighted children develop … Continue reading The Market-ness of the Market Place – building concepts through everyday experiences

Look on the bright side of being registered blind


GUEST POST: Daniel Williams takes a tongue in cheek look at the benefits of being registered blind. It isn’t all bad – you won’t have initials after your name, but to be registered severely sight impaired (blind) you don’t need to have complete sight loss but will need to meet certain criteria. So, whilst you … Continue reading Look on the bright side of being registered blind

Free Open Day places for Cardiff families


The Nystagmus Network has been awarded a small grant by the Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust to sponsor a number of free places at Open Day 2019 for Cardiff families. The event takes place on Saturday 28 September at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff. If you or someone you know would benefit from attending this event, please … Continue reading Free Open Day places for Cardiff families

Let’s talk about driving at Open Day


Following the changes, earlier this year, to requirements around nystagmus and driving in the UK, we have asked a medical expert from the DVLA to come along to Open Day 2019 to answer all your questions. Dr Gareth Rees will join us in Cardiff to lead an informal question and answer session, so whether you’re … Continue reading Let’s talk about driving at Open Day

Join Frances at Open Day


The Nystagmus Network’s volunteer Education Advocate, Frances Lilley has been supporting families with education for many years on behalf of the charity. She became a trustee in May 2016. She has a teenage daughter with congenital idiopathic nystagmus. Trained by IPSEA, Frances gives parents and carers one to one legally-based advice and support on how … Continue reading Join Frances at Open Day

Meet Gwyn at Open Day


Gwyn McCormack founded Positive Eye in 2008 after many years as a teacher, first in mainstream secondary school and then as a Qualified Teacher of Vision Impairments in a peripatetic support service. She also spent five years managing a local authority peripatetic support service for children with vision impairments before leaving to set up Positive … Continue reading Meet Gwyn at Open Day

Referrals change lives


In a recent article published by Vision UK, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy, Daniel Williams, discusses the importance of referring patients from the hospital eye clinic or High Street optician’s on to local or national services offering condition specific support and information. It’s time for your regular appointment at your local high street optician. … Continue reading Referrals change lives

The nystagmus research HUB is back!


Launched at Open Day 2018, the nystagmus research HUB will back back at Open Day 2019, giving delegates the opportunity to chat one to one with the UK’s leading nystagmus researchers and clinicians, try out equipment, volunteer for research trials and ask anything they want. The HUB will be open throughout the event, so don’t … Continue reading The nystagmus research HUB is back!

Daniel’s a man on a mission


Man on a Mission with Low Vision, visually impaired entrepreneur Daniel Williams is working to raise awareness of the value to business of meeting the needs of visually impaired customers and employees. Founder of Visualise Training, Daniel is working hard to convince the business world one company at a time. Members of the Nystagmus Network … Continue reading Daniel’s a man on a mission