Amar Latif – BBC River Walks Press Release – Saturday 16th February 2019, 8pm

14 February 2019
Source: Traveleyes

        We are proud to announce that the episode of BBC’s ‘River Walks’ presented by Traveleyes Founder and Director Amar Latif will be shown nationally at 8.00pm on Saturday 16th February 2019 on BBC Two. The episode will be available on the BBC iPlayer shortly after. As a blind man with a passion for outdoor adventure, Amar

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BBC Technology: Microsoft’s pods teach blind children how to code

23 January 2019
Source: BBC Technology

Theo Holroyd and Ollie Gerety share a common passion – they both love coding.  But until recently it was hard for the two pupils at King’s College School, Cambridge, to work together on a program. Theo is blind and the method used by the school to introduce children to simple coding concepts just did not work for him. Scratch, used

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BBC News: Contact lens recycling scheme launched across UK

16 January 2019
Source: BBC News

Contact lens wearers will be able to recycle their lenses for free in a new UK-wide scheme launching this week. Wearers can dispose of their waste at public drop-off points, offered by Boots Opticians and other selected independent stores, or choose to have their old lenses collected. There are 3.7 million soft lens users in the UK who can access

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BBC News: Brexit: Universities warn no deal is ‘biggest-ever threat’

4 January 2019
Source: BBC News

University heads are warning a no-deal Brexit is “one of the biggest threats” the institutions have ever faced. Higher education leaders have written to MPs to say it is “no exaggeration” to warn that it would take universities “decades to recover”. They say it would undermine scientific research and threaten universities’ £21bn contribution to the UK economy. See the full

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BBC Studios launches a new disability mentoring and training programme

31 December 2018
Source: BBC Studios

BBC Studios, a global content company and commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group, has today launched a new six month disability mentoring and training programme as part of its commitment to attracting, developing and retaining the best talent both on and off screen. Run by BBC Studios’ drama and comedy production departments, the programme is offering ten places to help

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Amar Latif presents BBC River Walks episode

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6 December 2018
Source: Traveleyes

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
Source: BBC News

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

21 September 2018
Source: BBC News

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
Source: BBC Wales

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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