The Department for Transport Smart Survey on the Use of Tactile Paving Surfaces

18 July 2019
Source: Department for Transport

The Department for Transport is presently in the process of considering changes to the document Guidance on the Use of Tactile Paving Surfaces, and have commissioned TRL and Urban Movement to understand more about the understanding of tactile paving by blind & partially sighted people, and also people with other disabilities such as wheelchair users or those with mental health

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Vision UK Learning Early Intervention and Enablement Committee minutes 2019

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17 July 2019
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK Learning Early Intervention and Enablement Committee minutes 2019 4 April 2019

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FINAL Mins For Vision UK EIE Cmte, 040419 (amended 170719)
FINAL Mins For Vision UK EIE Cmte, 040419 (amended 170719)
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New molecular ‘scaffolding’ could repair nerve damage in glaucoma

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16 July 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight is funding scientists at the University of Cambridge to research how a new ‘molecular scaffolding’ could help restore vital nerve connections between the eye and the brain, potentially recovering the sight loss caused by glaucoma and other conditions, and even paving the way for future eye transplants. Professor Keith Martin, Professor James Fawcett and team will be

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ADASS endorses a Professional Register for Vision Rehabilitation Workers

15 July 2019
Source: ADASS

The ADASS physical & sensory impairment & HIV/AIDS network, the Rehab Workers professional network, Visionary and Vision UK have worked together to achieve the Endorsement of  ADASS for a Professional Register for Vision Rehabilitation Workers.     The professional body for Vision Rehabilitation Workers, the Rehabilitation Workers Professional Network (RWPN), has established a professional register which requires all members to

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Rehabilitaiton Registration Position Statement May 2019
Rehabilitaiton Registration Position Statement May 2019
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RWPN Professional Register Guidance Notes For Employers And Commissioners
RWPN Professional Register Guidance Notes For Employers And Commissioners
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Appendix 2 RWPN ROVI  Job Description
Appendix 2 RWPN ROVI Job Description
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Appendix 3 RWPN CPD Scheme Description Jan 2017
Appendix 3 RWPN CPD Scheme Description Jan 2017
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Fight for Sight poll reveals Brits put their eyesight at risk through dangerous contact lens habits

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10 July 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Poll results released today by charity Fight for Sight highlight that many Brits are frequently putting their eyesight at risk through unsafe contact lens habits, unaware that these could lead to a painful and sight-threatening eye infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis. Of those Brits who wear contact lenses polled by YouGov on behalf of the charity, 56% admitted they’d worn their

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#InclusiveTransport – One year on – 8-12th July 2019

9 July 2019
Source: Department for Transport

From the 8 – 12 July the Department for Transport will mark 12 months since it launched its Inclusive Transport Strategy (ITS): Achieving Equal Access for Disabled People. Government is determined disabled people have the same access to transport as everyone else and that they are able to travel easily, confidently and without extra cost. The Inclusive Transport Strategy sets

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Beacon Vision Trustee Vacancy: Fundraising & Marketing

9 July 2019
Source: Becon Vision

Beacon Vision, is a leading regional charity, supporting people across the Black Country and Staffordshire impacted by Sight Loss. The charity first began life in 1875 and in that time has supported thousands of people and had a huge impact on the visually impaired community. Over time the charity has evolved to be a leading innovator in the sector supporting

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