Timeline 2009 - Present

2009 - 553 people registered

June

Ilkley INSIGHT Group comes under the umbrella of the Keighley and District Association for the Blind.

July

Frank Wells Chairman of the Association for nearly nine years steps down.  Keith Trott, Vice Chairman for four years becomes Chairman.

September

Patricia Durdey left as Craft Class Tutor

October

Launch of Digital Library

2010 - 540 people registered

March

Visit by Mrs Anita Reynolds FRCOphth, Mmed Sci.  The first Consultant Opthalmic Surgeon to visit the sight centre.

June

Gillian Davies started as Craft Class tutor

2011 - 534 people registered

September

Name of the orgaisation changed from Keighley and District Association for the Blind to sight airedale

2012 - 526 people registered

September

Launch of Braille Learning Service

December

Withdrawl of Arts and Craft Class due to economic downturn

2013 - 517 people registered

October

Launch of Mobile Phone and Tablet Demonstration Service

2014

January

Cross Hills Centre merge with Silsden Centre

Work starts on refurbishing the bunglow in Oakworth

June

Works on bungalow in Oakworth completed at a cost of £15,000 funded by £3,000 from a Trust and £12,000 from reserves

July

Trustees decided to extend the criteria to include non-registered people subject to providing a letter of visual impairment (LVI)

August

Launch of Connor Wrighton Humpty Fund

2014 - 490 People Registered

2016

January

Decision made to close the Skipton Social Centre (Skipton Blind Club) (last meeting will be on 22 March 2016)

 

What's New

Wednesday 10 and 17 July from 10am to 3.30pm, 31 Scott Street, Keighley

Our living with sight loss courses gives people the opportunity to meet and chat with other people living with sight loss in a relaxed, informal environment. Our volunteer speakers, who are people living with sight loss, tell their stories and answer questions.

To mark our 110th Anniversary a new tactile map was unveiled at a special event held on Tuesday 9 May 2017.

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