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The introduction of a choice of new formats, including USB memory sticks and digital downloads, has reinvigorated and expanded our Talking Books service. RNIB's Clive Gardiner explains more.
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn This is a guest blog from Clive Gardiner, Group Head of Digital and Content at the RNIB. Follow Clive on Twitter @clive_gardiner Briefly, can you tell us about RNIB’s services and how your audience’s needs are changing in the digital age? RNIB is a long-established national charity offering more than 600 practical and …
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Our new report, Surgery deferred, Sight denied, reveals that the longest average waiting time for cataract treatment has more than doubled in the last three years. Read more in today's Guardian coverage.
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We're concerned about the Government's proposals to transfer the funding for Attendance Allowance from the Department for Work and Pensions to local councils. Please write to your MP and ask them to keep it as it is.
Attendance Allowance is like Personal Independence Payment (PIP) – but for older people (65 and over).It helps to meet the extra costs of a disability and so helps people with disabilities to live as independent a life as possible – it’s not just about paying for social care.
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We collaborated with the UK Cinema Association on a new website listing accessible film screenings, including those with audio description. We'd really appreciate your feedback, so please let us know what you think!
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Eye Heroes is a great new eye health awareness campaign, supported by Moorfields Eye Charity, that trains children to spread the word about eye health among adults in their communities.
Eye Heroes is the UK’s first child-led eye health awareness campaign that tackles the increasing problem of avoidable blindness.
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We're delighted to have the books shortlisted for the The Man Booker Prize in accessible formats, including all six in braille and three in audio, with the other three coming very soon!
RNIB has a longstanding partnership with The Booker Prize Foundation. Together, we work hard to make all of the books shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize available in accessible formats as close to the shortlist announcement as possible.
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We've got a great line up of established and breakthrough acts for our #SeeThroughSound event at Cadogan Hall on 14 October. Badly Drawn Boy is joined by Doc Brown, recent star of the David Brent Movie, Newton Faulkner, Vaults and Andy Jordan.
See Through Sound - Music for the senses is a fantastic event that brings everyone together whether you're sighted, partially sighted or blind. The even features an evening of live music from some of the UK's best homegrown talent check out the full line up below. This event is a one-of-a-kind auditory experience. As a member the audience you will be given 'sim specs' (glasses simulating sight-loss) giving you an insight into living with sight-lo...
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Lizzie, Kevin and Sabeena told us what they thought were the most important issues affecting them as blind and partially sighted people. What are the big issues affecting you, and how can our community of members help address them?
What are the big issues affecting you as a blind or partially sighted person, and how can our community help to address these?We asked some of you to tell us about the biggest issues affecting you as blind or partially sighted people.
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To mark National Eye Health Week, we've put together five tips for looking after your eyes and minimising the risk of developing an eye condition. #EyeWeek
Some sight-threatening conditions, such as glaucoma, have no symptoms and could cause you to lose sight before you notice a difference. That's why, having regular eye tests is the best way to make sure that your eyes are healthy.That said, there are a number of things you can do every day to help keep your eyes, and your sight, in top condition:
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Diabetic eye disease is no longer the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults. However, diabetic eye care still needs to be better integrated with wider diabetes management, argues Dr Elizabeth Wilkinson of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Dr Elizabeth Wilkinson, president of the Ophthalmology Section at the Royal Society of Medicine knows that managing diabetes is a complex issue. She is the Clinical Lead for the North and East Devon Diabetic Screening Programme and argues for better integration of diabetic eye care with wider diabetes management.
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Every year thousands of people choose to leave a legacy in their Will to us, and currently this funds around a third of our work. Please consider supporting our work in this very special way.
With a third of our income coming from gifts left to us in wills, we really
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‘I can only see the world in 10p-sized pieces but thanks to RNIB I haven’t let this ruin my life.’ Find out how we helped Dawn learn to paint again after she lost her sight.
Dawn is registered blind and started losing her sight when she was just three years old. She’s now totally blind in her right eye, and can only see the world in 10p-size pieces using her left eye.Before he died, her husband was a huge help to her but since then, along with the support of her family, the team at RNIB have been there for her. After Dawn called our Helpline, we've helped her to regain her independence; providing advice, support and ...
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We are the leading UK charity offering support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss.
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We are the Royal National Institute of Blind People - the leading UK charity offering support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss. Every day almost 100 people in the UK will start to lose their sight. We give people vital support to help them find their lives again. Help support our work.

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