RNIB and Guide Dogs: Charities collaborate to empower guide dog owners to tackle access refusals

6 February 2019
Source: Gudie Dogs and RNIB

  RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) and Guide Dogs have launched a toolkit to help guide dog owners challenge access refusals. The new jointly-produced pack contains details of a guide dog owner’s rights, a step-by-step guide to making a complaint, plus other useful resources. Not allowing access to a person with their guide dog is against the Equality

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RNIB Policy Statement on NHS England Long Term Plan

31 January 2019
Source: RNIB

The NHS England Long Term Plan was published on 9 January 2019, and sets out their high-level priorities for using the additional funding announced by the Westminster Government in June 2018. RNIB responded to the consultation, and provided detailed proposals to improve NHS services, but unfortunately the final document says very little that’s specific to eye health, people at risk

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RNIB: Eye health – Policy Statements

31 January 2019
Source: RNIB

Sight is precious and the sense people most fear losing. In the UK it is estimated that almost 2 million people are affected by sight loss and the number of people at risk of the main causes of blindness – cataract, glaucoma, wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy – is set to increase by up to 25 per cent

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Sight Loss Data Tool version 4

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21 January 2019
Source: RNIB

This data tool provides information about blind and partially sighted people and those at risk of sight loss at a local level throughout the UK. For the Data Tool please go to: Sight Loss Data Tool Version 4 The RNIB’s Sight Loss Data Tool is the UK’s biggest collection of eye health datasets. It collates a wide range of publically available

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

16 January 2019
Source: RNIB

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: 14 – 15 March 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

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Take part in the RNIB survey on The Office of Road and Rail consultation on assisted travel

7 January 2019
Source: RNIB

Improving disabled people’s access to assisted travel.   The Office of Road and Rail (ORR) have launched a consultation on improving disabled people’s access to assisted travel by proposing changes to their Disabled People’s Protection Policy (DPPP) Guidance. Every train and station operator must set out the arrangements and assistance they will provide to protect the interests of disabled people

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RNIB services director, David Clarke, talks with OT  about the Orbit Reader 20

3 January 2019
Source: Optometry Today

A new device aims to bring refreshable braille to a broader audience by lowering the price point. The Orbit Reader 20 is a similar size and weight to a single hardback novel. This diminutive device has the capacity to store thousands of books, allowing users to browse their own personal library while waiting for a train, flying to a holiday

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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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