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Coronavirus – A message from VICTA

By |2020-03-30T15:06:18+01:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Stories|

As part of our precautionary measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, VICTA has moved to home working with only a skeleton crew in the office. Please be assured that we are working hard in the background to keep things running, reschedule activities and our calendar. We will do our best to keep you up [...]

My dream app by Harriet Smith

By |2020-03-11T11:19:16+00:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Stories|

With the launch of our app-tastic competition for British Science week, we've been having a think about our dream apps in the office, Harriet is thinking big! Have a read of her idea below and then find out more about our app competition here > If I could create a dream app, it would be [...]

The Journey

By |2020-03-05T08:54:40+00:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Be inspired, Stories|Tags: , , |

To celebrate World Book Day we wanted to share an original short story written by Harriet Smith, we hope you enjoy her story and that it inspires you to write and read more!   By Harriet Smith I stand outside the door to my backyard and put my hand out to touch the brick [...]

Pre-Teen Scientists at the Natural History Museum

By |2020-02-28T12:43:25+00:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Stories|

We were delighted to welcome 18 young people to the Natural History Museum for VICTA’s first ‘pre-teen’ activity for 10-13 year olds with a vision impairment. It was a great opportunity to get up-close and hands-on with some of the Museum's more unusual exhibits. The demand for and the response to this event has been overwhelming. [...]

VICTA Braille Art Competition Winners!

By |2020-02-21T09:22:17+00:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Stories|Tags: , |

Thank you to everyone who entered the VICTA Braille Art competition, we were truly inspired by the imagination and creativity displayed in the entries. Due to the number of entries we unfortunately won’t be producing a booklet however all of the entries are displayed below for you to enjoy. The competition was judged by [...]

How health and fitness helped me manage my mental health when I became blind

By |2020-02-14T09:36:54+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Stories, Strive Ambassadors|Tags: , , , |

By Ibraheem Iqbal Hi everyone, my name is Ibraheem, but you can call me Ibz. I am proud to be one of VICTA’s Young Ambassadors. I have been given the opportunity to write an article about mental health in this issue. I will begin to outline what is meant by health and fitness then I [...]

Be inspired – Kieran’s account as an Icelandic explorer

By |2020-02-06T09:21:46+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Activities, Be inspired|

In 2019 VICTA promoted an opportunity for our young adults to become explorers and join the British Exploring Society's expedition to Iceland. Watch and listen to Kieran's fascinating account of this incredible voyage!   Find out more about the British Exploring Society at: www.britishexploring.org Discover more amazing opportunities on the VICTA Activity Calendar >

VICTA in Prague!

By |2020-02-06T09:31:11+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , |

In December 2019 VICTA travelled to the historical city of Prague with a group of 18 to 29-year olds to explore the delights of the Czech Christmas Markets and rich history of the area. While in Prague, we took part in several walking tours around different parts of the city, including the Mala Strana, Prague Castle, [...]

Young adults with vision impairments produce stunning photographs on the VICTA photography course

By |2020-02-03T13:44:21+00:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , |

In November a group of young adults with vision impairments attended VICTA's first photography course in London. If you are visually impaired, photography might not be the first skill you would think of trying your hand at but our group proved it can be accessible, enjoyable and really help develop your creative skills. With the [...]