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Author: Sarah Anderson


Next UK Government must commit to no more disability benefits cuts

Thomas Pocklington Trust is urging all Party Leaders to protect disability benefits from further cuts if they get into power. We have partnered with more than 80 charities and organisations in the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC), which we are a member of, to make our voice even stronger. You can sign our open letter to Party Leaders calling for no more cuts to disability benefits in the next UK Government. Together, we’re standing up for more than 13 million disabled people in the UK, who spend an average of £550 a month on costs related to their impairment or...

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Voting in the General Election

Did you know that about half of the blind or and partially sighted people surveyed after the elections last year felt they could not vote independently or in secret? A Royal National Institute of the Blind survey, Turned Out 2016, found that 50 per cent of the 300 visually impaired people surveyed faced barriers to voting in the local and devolved elections and the referendum on membership of the European Union. But blind and partially sighted voters have the right to be able to vote independently and in secret in all elections including the General Election on 8 June....

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Goodluck to TPT’s Odette Battarel in the first International Blind Tennis Tournament

Odette Battarel, from South East London Vision (SELVis), will represent France in the first ever International Blind Tennis Tournament. Odette, the Chief Executive of SELVis – a part of the Pocklington family – will be one of 70 players from 14 countries, including six players from Great Britain, taking part in the tournament. Organised by the International Blind Tennis Association, the tournament will take place in Alfaz del Pi in Spain from May 6-11. At the end of the event, the first ever bind tennis world rankings will be established. Blind Tennis, also known as Soundball Tennis, is played on a...

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May CEO Blog

I’m pleased to announce that an app, developed with the support of TPT is launching today! We have been working with LINK, the UK’s cash machine network, on the development of a new ATM locator app to ensure it is fully accessible for visually impaired people. We provided feedback and tested the GPS-enabled app throughout its development to ensure it will make it easier for blind and partially sighted people to locate ATMs based on their access needs. The app is available in the Apple and Google Play stores and you can find out more information about the app...

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Leading Charity Helps Develop Brand New App Which Enables Visually Impaired People To Locate ATMs

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 Leading sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has been working with LINK on a fully accessible smart phone app which will enable visually impaired people to locate ATMs more easily. LINK, the UK’s cash machine (ATM) network, has launched a GPS-enabled ATM locator app which is designed to help people with visual impairment and other disabilities to easily locate ATMs based on their access needs. TPT was embedded in the app development process with LINK, providing expert feedback to the developers at each stage to ensure the app would be fully accessible. The charity...

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