Access to transport for disabled people

18 October 2018
Source: Parliament / Workplace

The ‘Access to Transport for Disabled People’ briefing paper was published today. The paper explains the legislative frameworks and policies that apply to public transport users with disabilities or reduced mobility. The UK is rapidly approaching the point where all buses, coaches and trains must be accessible to disabled people (January 2020) and in many cases these vehicles already meet

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Cardiff Entrepreneur Dan Williams is included in the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List 2018

Dan Williams with guide dog Zodiac and tv presenter and comedian Alex Brooker

18 October 2018
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Entrepreneur Dan Williams, founder of Cardiff based Visualise Training and Consultancy, was announced as one of the most influential people with a disability in the UK at a reception at the South Bank Centre last night (Wednesday 17 October). The Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List is an annual publication of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK.

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RP Fighting Blindness rebrands to Retina UK

Retina UK logo

17 October 2018
Source: Retina UK

We are proud and excited to share the news that today we rebranded to Retina UK. You can find our new website at http://www.RetinaUK.org.uk The rebrand is a pivotal moment for our charity and we are hugely excited by the opportunities that lay ahead. Our Chief Executive, Tina Houlihan, said: “While we have a new name, logo and brand, our

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Happy Birthday to our friends and members RNIB: Celebrating 150 years of RNIB

16 October 2018
Source: RNIB

A Happy birthday to our friends at RNIB who are celebrating 150 years of breaking down barriers for blind and partially sighted people. #RNIB150 This year mark​s RNIB’s 150th anniversary. Since our launch in 1868, we’ve seen huge changes for blind and partially sighted people. Advances in technology and medicine, new laws and changing attitudes mean that life for blind

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Henshaws Seven Steps launched nationwide on World Sight Day

12 October 2018
Source: Henshaws

The Seven Steps Programme is a much needed roadmap for anyone dealing with a visual impairment diagnosis, which can be displayed as posters, leaflets or boards in hospitals, clinics, and community hubs working with visually impaired people across the UK. Our aim is to reach as many people as possible with quality information, advice and guidance. Henshaws, Greater Manchester NHS,

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New patient standards to increase support for eye clinic patients

12 October 2018
Source: UK Ophthalmology Alliance

The UK Ophthalmology Alliance (UKOA) has worked in partnership with The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to develop a set of patient standards designed to improve care for eye clinic patients. The national Standards make clear the importance of patient support and state that all eye clinics should have an ECLO (Eye Clinic Liaison Officer) and adhere to

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Preparing for the next 150 years: A message from Eleanor Southwood, RNIB Chair (and trustee of Vision UK)

12 October 2018
Source: RNIB

2018 – a year of celebration and change At RNIB we’re proud to be turning 150 in 2018 but even more importantly, we’re getting ready for the next 150 years. Like many charities, we’re changing – because society is changing. We must modernise now so we’re relevant for an increasing number of blind and partially sighted people in the future.

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BBC Wales: World Sight Day: My life as a blind ‘Luddite’

12 October 2018
Source: BBC Wales

The majority of Wales’ 107,000 visually impaired people do not have access to the internet at home, according to research for World Sight Day. That is despite access to the internet at home being seen as key to reducing levels of social and financial inequality. Neil Prior, a BBC journalist of 18 years, has been totally blind since the age

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CCEHC Statement

11 October 2018

The High Court decision on 21st September 2018 widens the choice available for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) for clinicians, and for patients. This will have a significant impact on organisations involved in the commissioning and service delivery of these interventions.

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Sight Cymru awarded £98,800 by Big Lottery Fund Wales

11 October 2018
Source: WCB

The funding will be used to will deliver sessions led by people with significant sight loss for people with sight loss, teaching them how relatively simple changes to their daily life can enable independence. It will work with members of the community such as shop-keepers, restaurant staff and bus drivers to enable them to make the external environment more accessible.

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