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People concerned with issues surrounding loss of sight are invited to take part in a series of sessions, where they can receive advice and support.
The sessions will be hosted by local charity, Lakes Vision Services and Cumbria County Council and will take place every Friday in July from 1pm to 4pm at Carlisle Fire Station, Eastern Way.
An exhibition on visual impairment will also be held for both the public and professionals involved in helping people with disabilities, as well as for students interested in finding out what is available to them under the Disabled Students' Allowance. It will be held at the Morton Manor Community Hall in Carlisle on Friday 30 June, from 10am to 3pm.
The sessions and exhibition will focus on available technologies to help people who are partially sighted.
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A campaign is being launched to make tourism areas like the Lake District more accessible for people with disabilities.
The scheme is ran by 'Tourism for All' who aim to challenge attitudes when it comes to disabled holiday makers.
Our reporter, Tim Backshall, speaks to the people and businesses in our region who are trying to make a difference.
After two years of fighting, the family of a Carlisle boy with a severe but undiagnosed disability, have become the first in Cumbria to receive a purpose built care pod.
Among his symptoms Ryan Wilkinson has chronic lung disease and profound deafness.
The pod will help his family to take care of him.
"It is going to be so much easier for him and safer for him, safer for us. It is just going to be so beneficial for all of us."
"The Council is pleased to welcome the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership and its members to the Scottish Borders.
"I hope the golfers are enjoying their time with us, amidst the spectacular scenery in the Borders, and I look forward to seeing some exciting play during this three-day event."
Disabled golfers from across the UK have descended on a golf resort in the Scottish Borders for the 'GB Phoenix Cup'.
Ten of the best golfers are competing in the event, hosted by the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SGDP).
The event is part of the SDGP's 10th anniversary celebrations, and is the third Ryder Cup style event to be generated by the charity.