Two research projects

Researchers at York University and Loughborough University are looking for visually impaired people to take part in two exciting research projects, that will not only potentially improve services for visually impaired people but will also see volunteers rewarded for their efforts.

York University research into audio description services

On Saturday 19th August, researchers from York University are hoping to speak to visually impaired people about audio description services at at event being held at NCVS, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB between 10am and 2pm. Volunteers will receive a £50 gift voucher for taking part and all expenses will be reimbursed!

The aim of the research project is to personalise accessibility to audio described services, looking at the type of equipment, the way it is delivered and the amount of Audio Description that visually impaired people would like to see the industry adopt.

For more info email

University of Loughborough - vision impaired & struggling to make ends meet

Thomas Pocklington Trust have commissioned Loughborough University to find out about the experiences of being visually impaired and living on a budget.  

Researchers are looking for visually impaired people aged 18 and over, including pension age people, who are eligible to be certified as sight impaired or severely sight impaired, who are single and living alone independently in the community, and are living on a modest income or pension.

The interview will last for up to two hours. People who take part will receive £30 to thank them for their time. Anonymity is assured and the information you provide is kept confidential.
For more info contact Lisa Jones at the Centre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University, by:Phone on 01509 223619 email at


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