Herts Vision Loss

Herts Vision Loss is the new name for the Hertfordshire Society for the Blind.  You can also listen to our website by clicking on the Readspeaker Play button above. You can find out more about the options for audio playback by clicking HERE. There is also a range of visual accessibility settings available from the circular drop down menu on the top right of the screen.

Volunteers and staff at our launch event in June.

Volunteers and staff at our launch event in June

Recent News:

We have now added a section to the website which gives details of the Talking Newspapers in Hertfordshire, this can be found under area information on the top menu.

We held our Curry Night fundraising event at the Raj Mahal in Stevenage on the 12th September. Sixty people attended and fun night was had by all, we’ve had some great feedback from some of the guests. Together with our lively auction and raffle on the night we raised some £2400 in support of our charity. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the event and contributed to making to it a memorable night. We look forward to organising a similar event next year.  Below is a picture taken by one of the guests on the night of guests enjoying their Indian cuisine.

Diners enjoying their food at the Curry Night

Diners enjoying their food at the Curry Night

Tandem Cycling trip:

After some months of planning a small group of people visited the Lee Valley Velodrome to try out Tandem Cycling on 30th August. This was the venue for the 2012 Olympic cycling in Stratford, the indoor banked circuit where Sir Chris Hoy won his gold medals, quite an imposing track in other words! Our riders went out on professional fixed wheel tandem bikes with no brakes. With the excellent tuition from the Velodrome’s Tandem pilot’s they all had an exhilarating couple of hours on the steeply banked track. By the end our riders where riding high up on the banked curves enjoying the thrill of the chase and the wind in their hair. It was a great trip and our group would recommend anyone give it a try, our thanks to Lee Valley Park for the opportunity enabling us to do this. Below are a few pictures from the day:

Group Picture at the Velodrome

Group Picture at the Velodrome

Sammy was keen to have a go!

Sammy the guide dog was keen to have a go!


Powering down the straight

Powering down the straight on a tandem


A tandem rider up on the banked curve

A tandem high on the banked curve


Finally, below is a short clip of two tandems on the track, there is very little audio as the track is fast and fairly quiet.