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BWBF welcomes new Chair & Vice Chair

British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) has welcomed a new Chair and Vice-Chair to lead its Board of Trustees. As of 19 March 2024, Mike Brace CBE DL took over from Daniel Smith as the charity’s Chair. A former Paralympian, social worker and disability charity leader, Mike has served on BWBF’s Board of Trustees…

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A tribute to Paul Easton, friend of BWBF

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Paul Easton, a longstanding Board member, supporter and friend of British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF). Paul sadly passed away last week at the age of 69.  Paul was a firm supporter of BWBF for more than 20 years. During that time he served…

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Smart speakers designed for sight loss

British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) is teaming up with Glasgow Caledonian University to support research into accessible smart speakers for people with sight loss.   BWBF provides specially adapted radios, audio devices and apps for people living with sight loss. The charity is supporting a new PhD studentship exploring challenges people with sight loss…

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Accessible apps get partnership boost

British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) is working with CGI, one of the largest IT and business consulting firms in the world, to identify new solutions to improve the charity’s range of accessible smartphone apps. CGI, which is supporting BWBF on a pro-bono basis, is focusing on developing a user-friendly sign-on mechanism for app…

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Mourning Queen Elizabeth II: A statement from our Chief Executive

As the public marks the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) is joining the nation in taking pause to reflect and pay tribute to our late Queen. A statement from our Chief Executive, Margaret Grainger: “British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) today joins the nation in mourning the…

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