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We are the leading UK charity offering support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss.
We are the leading UK charity offering support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss.

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Bright Box is a new service for people who’ve recently registered their sight loss. Each box contains helpful items and information on our services. We want to include quotes of support from blind and partially sighted people. What would you have liked to know when you were registered? Share your words of wisdom!
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Have you made the transition from DLA to Personal Independence Payment? For participants in research by Thomas Pocklington Trust, Sense - connecting sight, sound and life and RNIB, the journey through the PIP claims process was overwhelmingly negative.

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"Educating a child with sight loss in a mainstream school still seems like a gamble to me". Joe Kenny writes about his experience of going through Northern Ireland's specialist education system. Share your thoughts and experiences of education below - mainstream or specialist?

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What's your #AdviceForDot? Georgie, Ken and Shadeen share their thoughts on how Dot and other people losing their sight can stay independent. Share your advice in the comments below. #EastEnders https://youtu.be/SqMj25L5okY

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The amazing Be My Eyes smartphone app connects blind users with sighted people. BBC World Hacks spoke to the app's creator and some of its users and volunteers. Have you tried it?

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What support have you received at work as a blind and partially sighted person? Do your colleagues understand what support you may need? Our new guide to Working with blind and partially sighted colleagues offers tips for employers and staff. #DisabilityWorks

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Are you following the #EastEnders story of Dot losing her sight due to wet AMD? This picture simulates how someone who has wet AMD might see.
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How would losing £30 a week affect you? That's what will happen to 1,000s of disabled people if the Government's proposed cuts to ESA go through. There's still time to email your MP and ask them to oppose the cuts before the Spring budget on 8 March.

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There are simple ways in which you can support a person with dementia and sight loss at home. Our top tips will ensure you feel confident in doing this. They include making things brighter and bolder using good colour and contrast, and encouraging a consistent clutter free environment to avoid trip hazards.
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Find your Mr Darcy this Valentine's Day with our favourite romantic books, available in our Talking Books library:
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