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Many Congratulations

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On behalf of everyone at UCAN, many congratulations to Dr Maggie Woodhouse who was recently awarded an OBE for her services to Optometry and disability. At UCAN Productions recent Maggie’s Club at the Cardiff University,School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, her biggest fans, many of whom have been her long time patients, made Maggie a […]

Keeping Safe

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A BIG THANK you to Claire Sharp from Children in Wales for her fantastic Child Protection Day which was held at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences. Long time UCAN member Mared Jarman said ‘ The course gave me confidence to continue working with young people. It really helps to know what procedures to […]

UCAN GO September Blog Post

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Research at the WMC

  Post Mared Y mis hwn cawsom ychydig o fraw pan ddaru ni sylweddoli bod y dyddiad cau ar gyfer yr holl gwaith cynnwys terfynol yn prysur agosáu.  Dim ond dau fis ar ôl i ni gyflwyno’r holl gynnwys terfynol i Calvium! Sut ddigwyddodd hyn?  I ble’r aeth yr amser?  Rydym ar y trywydd iawn […]

UCAN GO August Blog Post

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Megan’s Blog Two thirds of the way through the project, I can’t believe it, the months are flying by!  This month has definitely been busy but we’ve finally slowed down enough to reflect on the past few months. We have achieved a lot since completing our user testing workshops at the Wales Millennium Centre and […]

UCAN GO July Blog Post

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  Blog Mis Gorffennaf Dyma ni unwaith eto…mae’n amser ar gyfer blog arall!  Blog Mis Gorffennaf. Mae wedi bod yn fis prysur iawn unwaith eto wrth i ni baratoi a chynal gweithdai arbrofol yng Nghanolfan y Mileniwm Cymru!  Da ni hefyd wedi bod yn trafod yn ddwys am ddyfodol y prosiect wrth i ni ei […]


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    It was all go at this year’s UCAN Festival which was held at the Wales Millennium Centre on July 22nd.   Visually impaired young people and their friends from all over Wales traveled to Cardiff Bay for an action packed day of fun.  In fact our friends from Wrexham got up at to be […]

UCAN GO WMC User Testing

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VI VIPs Needed Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Tuesday 23rd July UCAN Productions is a performance and creative arts co-operative for blind and partially sighted young people. We have been awarded funding to develop an accessible indoor navigation app called UCAN GO. This is a user-led project directed by two of our VI VIP members and […]

UCAN GO June Blog Post

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  Megan’s Blog I think it’s safe to say we’ve had a pretty busy but very exciting month.  We’ve seen the first prototype of the UCAN GO app, which brought a wave of excitement to the office on a rainy Tuesday afternoon.  Everyone was thrilled and couldn’t believe it was exactly what we’d hoped for.  […]

A Massive Thank You To UCAN Volunteers

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On behalf of everyone at UCAN, a massive thank you to two of our wonderful volunteers, Amy Mccoy  and Clare Murray, who presented UCAN Productions and Dr Margaret Woodhouse with a cheque this week. Both young ladies have had a very busy year, as well as being graduating third year students at Cardiff University School […]

Winston Churchill Fellowship

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On the 28th May, Development Director, Jane Latham traveled to London to receive her Winston Churchill Fellowship Medallion for her project Big Vision where she traveled across America identifying and creating opportunities for the visually impaired community in the UK.  Jane said ‘ It was truly a life changing experience and one that I hope will […]