RNIB: Supporting people with sight loss – Podcast series

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20 February 2020
Source: RNIB

This podcast series is essential listening for those who support older people living with sight loss, people with sight loss and professionals working in the field of complex needs. Iain Kennedy and June Neil, from RNIB’s older people and complex needs team, have recorded the series to offer advice and support to carers and highlight the challenges presented by sight

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Evening Standard: Amazon Alexa and RNIB team up to make the internet easier to use for visually impaired

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29 January 2020
Source: Evening Standard

Voice assistants are one way tech can aid those with disabilities online.  The Royal National Institute of Blind People has teamed up with tech giant Amazon to make accessing the internet easier for people with sight loss.   The collaboration enables the artificial intelligence (AI) to give information from the RNIB’s Sight Loss Advice Service. The company’s Echo devices featuring

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RNIB, Vacancy: New Partnerships Manager – Corporate Partnerships

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22 January 2020
Source: RNIB

Application closing date:  26/01/2020    Location  London:  Judd Street Salary:  £40,000 per annum (Inc. London weighting),  Contract type: Permanent, Hours: 35 hours per week Package  Excellent pension schemes, Generous holiday entitlement increasing from 26 to 30 days with length of service Job category/type  Fundraising Job description Purpose of job: This is a unique opportunity for an experienced, ambitious and driven

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RNIB Seeking Research Participants: Developing enjoyable and engaging Audio Description (AD) for Virtual Reality and 360 Videos

8 January 2020
Source: RNIB

RNIB Seeking Research Participants: Developing enjoyable and engaging Audio Description (AD) for Virtual Reality and 360 Videos Are you a blind or partially sighted person who would like to help make virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree videos more accessible? If so, we would love to hear from you! What is the study about? A growing number of formats are now

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RNIB Vacancy: Strategic Accessibility Lead (London or Peterborough)

23 December 2019
Source: RNIB

Job title: Strategic Accessibility Lead (London or Peterborough) Job reference: REQ0000595 Date posted: 12/12/2019 Application closing date: 07/01/2020 Location: London – Judd Street Salary: £47,854 to £52,639 per annum (Plus London Weighting if applicable), Contract type: Permanent, Hours: 36 hours per week Package: 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service, Excellent pension schemes, flexible working

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Making 2020 the “Year of Vision”

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19 December 2019
Source: Vision UK

At Vision UK we hope that 2020 will be a big year for eye health and sight loss and we would like to make it the “Year of Vision”.  The attached docs have been put together by a small group of Vision UK members (RNIB, The College of Optometrists, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Thomas Pocklington Trust and Guide Dogs)

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Mike Brace CBE DL, wins RNIB Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding service to sight loss community

5 December 2019
Source: RNIB

Mike received a prestigious award from RNIB in recognition of his dedication to improving the lives of people with sight loss. Mike Brace, 69 who lives in the London Borough of Havering but is originally from Hackney, East London, lost sight in one eye at the age of 10 as a result of a firework accident. He was presented with

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RNIB Vacancy: Strategic Accessibility Lead

25 November 2019
Source: RNIB

Location: London or Peterborough     Salary: £47,854 to £52,639 per annum (Plus London Weighting if applicable) Poste: 19 Nov 2019 Closing date: 04 Dec 2019 RNIB provides accessibility advice to partners all across the country but in order for us to be promoting a “gold standard” it is essential we are practicing what we preach. We therefore have an

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RNIB: Support while you’re out and about with the sunflower lanyard

22 November 2019
Source: RNIB

If you have a disability that may not be immediately obvious but would appreciate support from staff in UK airports, certain railways, supermarkets or visitor attractions, then you may be interested to know there is a lanyard you can wear to signal this. The lanyard, which is entirely voluntary for people with hidden disabilities and their families, acts as a

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RNIB Cymru: Policy and Public Affairs Manager – Rheolwr Polisi a Materion Cyhoeddus

7 November 2019
Source: RNIB Cymru

Job reference: REQ0000585     Date posted:  04/11/2019 Application closing date:  20/11/2019 Location:  Cardiff – Jones Court Salary:  £29,820 per annum, Hours: 36 hours per week, Contract type: Permanent – Cyflog: £29,820 y flwyddyn, Oriau: 36 awr yr wythnos (Ll/A), Math o gontract: Parhaol Package 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service, Excellent pension schemes

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