Vision UK launches updated resource for families of children with vision impairment

4 October 2019

Improved support for parents and families of newly diagnosed children with vision impairment was unveiled during the British & Irish Paediatric Opthamology & Strabisimus Association (BIPOSA) conference earlier today (4 October 2019). Starting Point, a leaflet that can be given to families at the point of diagnosis, has been redesigned to help signpost parents to appropriate resources and professionals, while

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Act now to stop people losing sight due to delayed and cancelled hospital appointments

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23 September 2019
Source: RNIB

In many eye clinics, essential eye health appointments are being delayed, causing some patients to experience irreversible sight loss which could have been avoided with timely treatment. Increasing demand, treatment requiring lifetime care, and lack of NHS resources, are causing these delays, the See the Light Report revealed. The Government could turn this around by implementing the report’s recommendations, which

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Blind former football international will walk Edinburgh Kiltwalk this Sunday

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13 September 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Being registered blind isn’t stopping David Clarke from walking 24 miles as part of the Edinburgh Kiltwalk this Sunday [15 September 2019]. Nor did it stop him pursuing a highly successful 24-year career in the banking sector, working for HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank – or an international football career in which he represented Great

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House of Commons Transport Committee publish their report into Pavement Parking

10 September 2019
Source: The Transport Select Committee

The Transport Select Committee is a cross-party group of MPs in the House of Commons who scrutinise the work of the Department for Transport. They recommend a ban on pavement parking across England and an awareness campaign about the negative impacts of pavement parking. Read the full report here Vision UK support this call and the work of our members

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RNIB Scotland: Four young Edinburgh people with sight loss enjoy chance to fly a plane – and be on US television!

13 August 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Four blind and partially sighted young people from Edinburgh had a chance to experience the thrill of flying on Monday, August 12th – and have their adventure shown coast to coast on American television. Daryl Stewart (17), Daniel Sanchez (18), Paul Albiri (13) and Cameron Herring (14) – all have different degrees of sight loss. Taking off from Dundee Airport,

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RNIB Scotland: Edinburgh Restaurant Introduces Revolutionary Audio-Menu for diners with sight loss

1 August 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Edinburgh restaurant, The Huxley, has launched an audio-menu for blind and partially sighted customers in partnership with the Royal National Institute of Blind People Scotland. The idea for the audio-menu was initiated by a Signature Pubs employee, Kirsty Cameron. Whilst volunteering with RNIB Scotland, Kirsty learned that dining out can often be an intimidating experience for those with sight loss.

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Access all areas campaign 2019

17 July 2019
Source: Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs and the RNIB have collaborated on a brand-new toolkit which enables guide dog owners to complain effectively if they’ve been refused access to somewhere. Latest research from Guide Dogs shows that three-quarters of guide dog owners have been illegally turned away by businesses and services, such as taxis, restaurants, shops, cafes, hotels and pubs. See the latest on

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No one should face sight loss alone

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15 July 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

I’m losing my sight; at the age of 8, I was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa so have very little vision and will eventually lose it completely. My mum and I felt totally isolated and very scared as we didn’t know how to access support, despite seeing countless eyecare professionals; signposting and referrals to support services would have made our journey

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

28 June 2019
Source: RNIB

Places are now available in London for the two-day Counselling Accreditation Scheme course for qualified counsellors in order to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community.   Date: 25 – 26 July 2019 Time: 09:30 – 16:30 Venue: Room 4, RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE Fee: Free Please complete the application form below and return to Maria

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Sight loss charities join forces to launch online advice hub

17 June 2019
Source: Sight Advice FAQ

  The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Guide Dogs, Visionary, VICTA, Fight for Sight and Vision UK are working together to provide blind and partially sighted people with easy to access high-quality information about sight loss. Working in partnership, the sight loss charities have shared their expertise to create the new website, http://www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk which pulls together content from

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