Optimum VI project: National Project on the Early Development and Effects of Early Intervention on babies with a visual impairment

2 February 2011

This is the first major national research study of its kind into the early development and support of babies with a visual impairment. The findings are likely to have significant implications for our understanding of the vision and development in babies and young children with a visual impairment and of the most effective means of assisting babies and young children

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RNIB Media Release: Government is failing its own fairness test say UK sight loss charities

31 January 2011

Key measures in the flagship Welfare Reform Bill represent a major assault on the incomes and independence of working age blind, partially sighted and other disabled people. This is the finding of the ‘More Than Meets the Eye’ report, published on Friday 28 January by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) on behalf of seven sight loss charities

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Opportunity to Question Andrew Lansley (Health Secretary) on the White Paper Reforms

18 January 2011

You may well be aware that the R4 PM programme will be interviewing Andrew Lansley (Health Secretary) every evening this week on different aspects of the Government’s Health Service reforms. On Friday 21st January, Eddie Mair will be putting questions from the public to Andrew and this may be a good opportunity for you to use the Friday session to

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Thomas Pocklington Trust Press Release: Joint bursary to fund research into living with sight loss

29 December 2010

Thomas Pocklington Trust and The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) at the University of Kent have announced a major joint three year research bursary into sight loss issues. The research will focus on the relationship between partially sighted individuals and the social and technological environment in which they live and work. Further details on the bursary

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Help us secure better rights for disabled bus and coach passengers

20 December 2010

In early December we achieved some great results during European negotiations on legislation to provide new rights for disabled people when using buses and coaches across the EU. RNIB and other disability organisations across Europe have campaigned hard and the European Parliament and EU governments have now agreed to include in the proposed legislation: * new rights on access to

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Innovation in the sight loss sector: Action for Blind People, RNIB and SeeAbility propose new way of working together

16 December 2010

Action for Blind People (Action), The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and SeeAbility have agreed to formally explore working more closely together, by combining forces as equal partners. The aim would be to rationalise which charity does what and allow each to focus on their particular areas of specialisation in pursuit of the UK Vision Strategy, launched in

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Wales Council for the Blind to develop a new agency with Sight Support and Vision Support

14 December 2010

Wales Council for the Blind has been looking at the best way to support sight loss services across Wales and at its AGM held on Wednesday the 8th December, its membership voted to pursue the option to work in collaboration with Sight Support and Vision Support to create a new Welsh sight loss organisation. This new organisation will drawn on

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2011 Vision for Equality Conference

14 December 2010

The 2011 Vision for Equality conference, organised and hosted by Guide Dogs, will take place on Wednesday 19 January at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster. The event will bring together representatives of Government, local authorities and service providers, along with charities and voluntary organisations. It will identify key shortfalls in the provision for people with sight loss and the measures

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Pocklington announces new Chief Executive as Ron Bramley retires after twelve years in post

14 December 2010

Leading sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust has named Peter Corbett as its new Chief Executive, as Ron Bramley takes retirement after twelve years in the post. Peter Corbett, the current Deputy Chief Executive, takes over on 1st January 2011. Under Ron’s leadership, Pocklington has become a leading provider of housing, care and support services for people with sight loss.

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New easy read information from SeeAbility’s Look Up Information Service

6 December 2010

We have new easy read information about eye care at SeeAbility’s Look Up information service. To download the factsheets go to http://www.lookupinfo.org/easyread/ We have new easy read information about Cataract and Cataract Operations, and a new factsheet about Consent We have new information about choosing and getting used to wearing glasses as well as looking after them. Also we have

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