How can partially sighted people use pictures and art to learn about nature? Living Paintings is an organisation trying to do just that...
We recently held a workshop to explore how to create more inclusive multisensory nature experiences. Here are some insights...
We recently held an interactive workshop at the Annual Visionary Conference, providing a great opportunity to share some of Sensing Nautre's early findings.
Sarah Bell and Jane Stoneham introduce the Sensory Trust, a charity which facilitates inclusive access to nature and the outdoors.
This week we have a guest blog by author, photographer and researcher, Tanvir Bush, as she sends herself out into the wilderness...
Do you like to move through nature at speed? Sport England’s Parkrun initiative is supporting people with sight impairments to do just that.
An exciting new project is hoping to provide inspiring experiences within the South West’s natural and cultural heritage.
What’s your definition of ‘nature’? For many, spending time near water is a central part of their interactions with the natural environment. Sarah Bell takes the plunge…
Today we have a guest news piece written by Judith Potts about one of the most common – but best kept – secrets about adjusting to loss of vision: a condition called Charles Bonnet Syndrome.
Research is all about people and data - but how does ‘data collection’ work? Sarah Bell talks through what it’s like to gather data from across the country for Sensing Nature.
The Woodland Trust have a new Charter for Trees, Woods and People, Sarah Bell finds out more.
Over the last couple of months, I’ve had great conversations with volunteers who run outdoor walks with people living with vision impairment. Here are some of their tips for promoting positive nature experiences.
This week we have a guest author, Joanna Grace, who talks through The Sensory Projects - multi-sensory experiences designed to help people understand each other despite their differences.
How do we measure wellbeing? Sarah Bell recently attended a meeting at the Royal Geographical Society to discuss.
We’re excited to be working closely with the Design Council, the UK Government’s leading adviser on strategic design.
Why do we tune into the sounds of nature and how do we relate to the origin of those sounds? Could the 'sonic charisma' of a landscape have something to do with it?
Amongst other nature-based activities, we’d like to learn more about people’s experiences of gardening with a visual impairment, and recently met up with an exciting charity that uses gardens as therapeutic environments.
I recently spent some time with the New Zealand Blind Foundation to get to grips with how groups in other parts of the world are enabling interactions with nature.
Sighted people can often feel unsure about approaching someone with a visual impairment. Here are some tips I picked up at a recent training course with Guide Dogs UK.
There’s far more to the natural environment than meets the eye and a new initiative called 'Silent Spaces' is offering people the chance to delve into this unseen world.