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Listen To Their Pictures

18th May 2004

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The short film 'Listen To Their Pictures' is a series of postcard visuals illustrating the intensive and extraordinary work of the Royal London Society for the Blind (RLSB) in benefiting blind and partially sighted people, some of whom have additional needs.

The RLSB was established in 1838 by Thomas Mark Lucas to 'teach the blind to read' and is one of the longest established charities to meet the needs of blind and partially sighted children and adults through a combination of education and employment.

The film - narrated by pupils at the Society’s Dorton House School - starts at the nursery, which provides toddlers with specialist educational and leisure activities. From there, attention moves to the school itself, with pupils participating in numerous activities after their daily academic curriculum has ended - cooking, sports and a sensory-filled Pamper Night with its mix of massage, hair styling and make-up all feature.

Next, it’s the turn of Dorton College of Further Education, where media studies students enthuse about their experiences and excitement at being part of the on-campus Dorton House Radio station. They also give an insight into the benefits of studying with their sighted peers at an affiliated mainstream college.

The film ends with a visit to North London, where the Society’s Workbridge employment service and Industrial Services factory are based. Staff and employees chat about their work, hobbies and life from their perspective as they fulfil the Society’s aim for greater social inclusion for all blind and partially sighted people.

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Royal London Society for the Blind
Established in 1838, The Royal London Society for the Blind (RLSB) is committed to empowering people with a visual impairment to lead independent lives through the provision of high quality education, training, and employment services. The RLSB’s specialist nursery, school and college are based in Sevenoaks, Kent and the highly regarded Workbridge employment service and Industrial Services factory are in North London.

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