Amar Latif presents BBC River Walks episode

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6 December 2018
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We are proud to announce that an episode of BBC’s ‘River Walks’ will be presented by Traveleyes Founder and Director Amar Latif and will air at 7.30pm on Monday 10th December on BBC One. The episode will be available on the BBC iPlayer shortly after. As a blind man with a passion for outdoor adventure, Amar will be abseiling into

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BBC News: NHS prevention plan aims to boost life expectancy

5 November 2018
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People in England are being told to cut back on alcohol, sugar, salt and fat in a bid to boost the nation’s life expectancy by five years. Health Secretary Matt Hancock will set out his long-term vision for the NHS on Monday – and it will focus on preventing illness. He is expected to say 10 times more money is

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

12 October 2018
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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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BBC News: NHS to save ‘hundreds of millions’ in landmark (Avsatin) drug ruling

21 September 2018
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A landmark ruling against two leading drug companies could save the NHS “hundreds of millions” a year. Novartis and Bayer were trying to stop NHS doctors from prescribing a cheaper treatment for a serious eye condition. Twelve NHS bodies in the north east of England were offering patients Avastin, a cheaper alternative to the licensed drug, Lucentis. Health bosses said

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BBC Wales: Drivers should have mandatory eyesight test, says top optician

18 September 2018
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Motorists should have to pass mandatory sight tests to stop people with dangerously poor eyesight driving, a top optician has said. It comes after a father was killed by a driver who defied an optician’s warning to stay off the road in 2015. Chief of Optometry Wales Sali Davies, said opticians are being put in an “uncomfortable” position as it

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BBC News: Plastic pollution: ‘Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo’

12 September 2018
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Researchers in the US have been investigating the final journeys taken by disposable contact lenses. They found 15-20% of US users simply flick these fiddly lenses down the drain via the bathroom sink or toilet. The Arizona State University study suggests that much of the plastic material then ends up in waste water treatment plants. The lenses are consequently spread

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RNIB joins with broadcasters to get more people using audio description

23 July 2018
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The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is supporting a high profile advertising campaign aimed at helping people to use audio description on their televisions. UK Broadcasters including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, UKTV, and Viacom are taking part in the campaign, with promotional adverts airing from 17 July – 9 September 2018. Audio description is a free service that

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RNIB urges blind viewers to take advantage of half-price concession, as ‘The Vikings Uncovered’ tops list of audio-described shows

26 September 2016
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People who are blind (severely sight impaired), or live with someone who is, are eligible to apply for a blind concession on their TV Licence, which allows them to save 50% on the cost.

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