Book now for January 2019’s FREE Vision UK Counselling Accreditation Course

12 December 2018
Source: Vision UK

Following on from Vision UK’s successful pilot Counselling Accreditation Scheme course in June 2018 to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community, places are now available for the next two-day course. Date: 24 – 25 January 2019 Time: 09:30 – 16:30 Venue: RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE Fee: Free Please complete the application form below and return to Maria

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Energy UK: Bringing the benefits of smart meters to blind and partially sighted people

4 December 2018
Source: Energy UK

Energy UK, leading smart meter display manufacturer, geo, and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) have been working with energy suppliers to develop an Accessible In-Home Display (AIHD) for smart meters for blind and partially sighted customers. Smart meters come with an In-Home Display (IHD) showing customers how much energy they have used. The aim of this project

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RNIB: Creating Young Community Leaders

23 November 2018
Source: RNIB

RNIB is proud to launch their new project, Creating Young Community Leaders, with funding from the Postcode Community Trust. We know that life as a young blind or partially sighted person is a unique experience – and presents some unique challenges. We want to enable and equip all members of our community with the skills and confidence to live life

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VICTA/RNIB Product Grant: Orbit Reader 20 now available in addition to the Apple iPad Air 2

20 November 2018
Source: Victa

RNIB and VICTA are working together to support children and young people who are blind or partially sighted to study with greater independence using technology. If you are registered blind or partially sighted and a UK resident you could be eligible for an Apple iPad Air 2 (32GB) with case and/or an Orbit Reader 20. See full details on the

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It’s World Diabetes Day 2018

14 November 2018
Source: IAPB

As the incidence of diabetes increases worldwide, so too will the number of people living with its complications including visual loss and blindness. The IAPB Global Compendium of Good Practice explains how we can prevent this future today. In the UK there is a comprehensive Diabetic eye screening programme for diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic eye screening is a key part of

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New Deal Project – Developing a New Deal through digital

8 November 2018
Source: RNIB, Vision UK, Visionary and Guide Dogs

    As a sector, we know that one of the biggest challenges facing blind and partially sighted people across the UK is their ability to access the right information, advice and support, at the right time. As organisations, we all too often hear people telling us that services are not consistently provided; that it’s very difficult to find out

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RNIB: A Letter from Santa in all formats + English and Welsh.

8 November 2018
Source: RNIB

The North Pole is full of cheer as Santa helps blind and partially sighted children to receive festive letters. For more than 20 years, the elves and fairies at RNIB have helped Santa with hundreds of letters – they love opening the mail and reading about what children have been up to and the things they would like for Christmas.

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HeyCane: Ali Ismail’s journey to help people with sight loss who ‘lose’ their cane

Picture of Ali Ismail Cofounder and Director of HeyCane

22 October 2018
Source: HeyCane

Many stories exist in this world. Some are so funny that you can barely conquer the first paragraph, and some are so scary that you cannot go to sleep. Then you have a story like that of HeyCane, but first let me introduce myself. My name is Ali Ismail, and I have been diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). This eye

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Cardiff Entrepreneur Dan Williams is included in the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List 2018

Dan Williams with guide dog Zodiac and tv presenter and comedian Alex Brooker

18 October 2018
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Entrepreneur Dan Williams, founder of Cardiff based Visualise Training and Consultancy, was announced as one of the most influential people with a disability in the UK at a reception at the South Bank Centre last night (Wednesday 17 October). The Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List is an annual publication of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK.

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Happy Birthday to our friends and members RNIB: Celebrating 150 years of RNIB

16 October 2018
Source: RNIB

A Happy birthday to our friends at RNIB who are celebrating 150 years of breaking down barriers for blind and partially sighted people. #RNIB150 This year mark​s RNIB’s 150th anniversary. Since our launch in 1868, we’ve seen huge changes for blind and partially sighted people. Advances in technology and medicine, new laws and changing attitudes mean that life for blind

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