School of Health Sciences at City University London: Exploring support for family members and friends of people with visual impairment

30 October 2019
Source: School of Health Sciences at City University London

Name of principal investigator/researcher: Dr Ahalya Subramanian Would like to invite you to take part in a research study. Before you decide whether you would like to take part, it is important that you understand why the research is being done and what it would involve for you. Please take time to read the following information carefully, and discuss it

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Retrospective chart review of spectacle prescription prevalence in adults with learning disabilities in Scotland

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25 October 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Butchart, Maggie & Colahan, Craig. (2019). Retrospective chart review of spectacle prescription prevalence in adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 32. 10.1111/jar.12588. Abstract Background Evidence suggests that people with learning disabilities are less likely to have an up‐to‐date eye examination as sight loss is characteristically underdiagnosed in people with complex needs. Method A

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Danny devises a clever solution to the problems faced by visually impaired rail travellers

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12 July 2019
Source: University of Northampton

A student from the University of Northampton has devised a simple solution to help the visually impaired navigate railway stations. Danny O’Beirne’s research found that many people with visual impairments are put off travelling by train in the UK due to the potential for confusion when they arrive at a station. “I found there’s often a lack of clear information

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Stagecoach North bus drivers learn what it’s like to be a passenger with sight loss

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6 March 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Stagecoach North Scotland employees will take part in a training session today [Wednesday, 6 March 2019] as part of the bus operator’s pledge to make its services more accessible to blind and partially sighted people. The company which operates throughout Aberdeenshire, Buchan, Moray and the Highlands will hold a ‘swap-with-me’ event which will give its drivers a better idea of

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Royal Borough of Greenwich: Vacancy, Visual Impairment Rehab Officer

15 March 2018
Source: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Reference: REC/17/00559 Salary details: £30324 – £31998 Additional Allowances: N/A Job term: Fixed term (secondment available to internal staff if approved by Chief Officer) Hours per week: 17.5 Closing Date: 20 March 2018 An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in the Royal Borough of Greenwich Social Care Occupational Therapy and Sensory Services following recent transformation. We are looking for

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Fight for Sight and Diabetes UK announce new research partnership

19 February 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

          Additional funding made available for research into visual impairment associated with diabetes The leading eye research charity, Fight for Sight, has partnered with the leading UK charity for people affected by diabetes, Diabetes UK, to call for applications for a new jointly funded award. This is the first time the two organisations have joined forces.

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Call for abstracts UCL: Psychological wellbeing and mental health of children and young people with visual impairment and their families: Needs, research and intervention

5 February 2018
Source: UCL

CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: the Organising Committee welcomes abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations. The abstract submission for poster and oral presentations will be open from 1st October 2017 until 10th February 2018. Download the Abstract submission form; please return the completed abstract form to ich.events@ucl.ac.uk by 10th February 2018. Review process The Organising Committee will review the abstracts;

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Royal Borough of Greenwich: Vacancy: Visual Impairment Rehab Officer

1 February 2018
Source: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Salary details: £30324 – £31998 Reference:  REC/17/00559 Salary details:  £30324 – £31998 Additional Allowances:  N/A Job term:  Fixed term (9 months) Hours per week:  17.5 Closing Date:  12 February 2018 An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in the Royal Borough of Greenwich Social Care Occupational Therapy and Sensory Services following recent transformation. We are looking for an autonomous and

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The Guardian: US drug firm offers cure for blindness – at $425,000 an eye. With comment from RP Fighting Blindness

4 January 2018

Spark Therapeutics says ‘responsible price’ for Luxturna gene therapy ensures access for patients with retinal defect. A drug whose inventors claim it can cure a rare form of blindness is to be one of the most expensive medicines ever sold at $850,000 (£630,000). Luxturna is injected directly into the eye to address the root cause of visual impairment by replacing

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RNIB: Easy classroom adjustments for learners with vision impairment

4 September 2017
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Gwyn McCormack, QTVI and Director of Positive Eye, shares simple ways you can improve school life for children with vision impairment. Imagine this scenario.The student is squinting as she peers at the board trying to copy down her homework. She looks around the classroom and shrinks a little further into her seat. Everyone else is busy writing. She desperately tries again

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