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 Newsletter November 2017

Dear Reader,

We hope that you like this newsletter. It’s in a different format to usual, but full of useful information. We plan to return to the previous format for the next edition.


1. Coming home – Director’s article
2. Contents and OAB contact details
3. Director’s article continued
4. Annual General Meeting
5. New £10 note / Frideswide Square
6. A view from a friend – Article by Prof. Roebuck
7-9. Reclaiming the sanctuary – by Abby White
10-11. Disability Active / VI Cricket
12. New team members
13. OXVIC (Oxford Visually Impaired Club)
14-15. Reflections of a sabbatical by Colin Cure
16. Clubs / Sensory Impairment Team / Carers

Oxfordshire Association for the Blind
Bradbury Lodge, Gordon Woodward Way,
Oxford, OX1 4XL.
Telephone: 01865 725595
Opening Hours: 9am to 4pm Mon-Fri3

New £10 notes

You may have already noticed the new £10 notes have been made accessible for those with a visual impairment. This is a great step forward for accessible money in the UK.

The notes are made of the same material as the new £5 note, but to help people distinguish the notes, they have added 2 clusters of raised dots at the top left front side of the note. You will now be able to feel the difference in size and texture compared to other notes.

In 2020 the new £20 note will be released, hopefully this will also be made accessible as well.