RNIB ‘Bridge to Vision’ DVD

21 June 2010

One in three people with a learning disability might also have a sight problem – but for thousands this will go undiagnosed, the country’s main sight loss charity is warning. ‘Bridge to Vision’ is a new 45-minute training DVD, produced by the Royal National Institute of Blind People in conjunction with leading expert Professor Daphne McCulloch, (Vision School, Glasgow Caledonian

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Guide Dogs and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea join forces on Exhibition Road Project

19 June 2010

Guide Dogs and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, along with project partner Westminster City Council today announced a joint agreement on the Royal Borough’s redevelopment of Exhibition Road in London – home to some of the country’s finest museums and cultural institutions. The Judicial Review proceedings initiated by Guide Dogs have now been put on ice following productive

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New Dementia & Sight Loss Interest Group Launched!

18 June 2010

As part of National Eye Health Week (14th-20th June 2010), VISION 2020 UK are pleased to announce the launch of its new Dementia and Sight Loss Interest Group. Details of this new Group are found below. If you would like to join it, please go our homepage (https://www.visionuk.org.uk), click on Interest/Workgroups & Committees, log-in using your email address and password

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Vision Charter Launched during National Eye Health Week (14 – 20 June 2010)

17 June 2010

Over 400 delegates gathered on Tuesday 15 June at Vision UK 2010 in the ICC, Birmingham to celebrate successes and learn about initiatives in eye health and sight loss services. An important new initiative was unveiled on the day – ‘You and your vision: a charter for eye care and sight loss services’ and attention was drawn to the new

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Age-related Macular Degeneration Annual Evidence Update: 14th – 20th June 2010

11 June 2010

NHS Evidence – eyes and vision is pleased to present an Evidence Update on AMD, one of the commonest causes of certifiable visual impairment in the UK – see http://bit.ly/evscbX2HTj The 2010 Evidence Update focuses on the management of neovascular (wet) AMD and highlights the: – key evidence base underpinning current interventions (key randomised controlled trials and current guidance); –

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SeeAbility Press Release: Bank of England Reception

11 June 2010

SeeAbility, formerly the Royal School for the Blind, recently held a reception at the Bank of England. The evening highlighted the work of SeeAbility, in particular their specialist services for people who have a visual impairment and additional disabilities. Hosting the event was Kate Barker CBE, a member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England and speakers

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Listen to VISION 2020 UK and Techshare Conferences live online TODAY, 15th June 2010

11 June 2010

As a courtesy to people who cannot attend the VISION 2020 UK and Techshare conferences today, we will be broadcasting both conferences live from our web site, http://www.vision2020uk.org.uk/devs/upg3. It’s all free of charge, and there is no registration required. We just want to make the sessions available to as many people as possible. The sessions run from 10:00 am today,

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SeeAbility Press Release: SeeAbility launches New Eyecare Factsheets for People with Learning Disabilities

9 June 2010

At the start of Eye Health Awareness Week (14th June) and Learning Disability Week (21st June), SeeAbility is launching a new series of easy read factsheets on eye care and vision for people with learning disabilities. Around 1 in 3 people with a learning disability have a sight problem. Unidentified sight problems seriously undermine people’s quality of life and lead

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Four days left, book now! Vision UK 2010, 15 June 2010 at the ICC Birmingham

1 June 2010

“Sharing the challenge, making it happen” Join us during National Eye Health Week (14 – 20 June) to learn about innovations in eye health and sight services. This unique conference offers the opportunity to network with your peers, to take part in interactive discussions and share examples of good practice. Listen to speakers such as Rt Hon David Blunkett MP,

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