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Blindness and Visual Impairment

Deafblind ‘Undateables’ Star Announces Photography Exhibition

Ian Treherne announces major solo exhibition of his photographic work in London  Ian Treherne, a deafblind photographer who starred in hit TV show ‘The Undateables’ earlier in the year, has announced a new solo exhibition in London. Ian, 38 from Rochford, Essex, was born partially deaf and with limited vision, due to a condition called Usher Syndrome, which causes progressive ... Read More »

New amplicomms BKR-33 Big Button Universal Remote for Dementia, Sight Loss & Simplicity

Brightly Coloured Controller Oversized Illuminated Buttons 2 Favourite Channel Buttons Larger buttons for Volume & Channels Full numerical keypad Turn two devices on/off Assistive Technology for Independent Living For many, the television is a valuable source of entertainment and companionship. However, if you have sight loss, dementia and even arthritis, it is easy to hit the wrong buttons or get ... Read More »

Charity launches pioneering screening programme for infant deafblindness in Kenya and Uganda

 First sensory screening and early intervention programme for infants with multi-sensory impairments in East Africa 300,000 infants expected to be screened during the three year pilot Programme funded by UK fundraising appeal that raised over £700,000 Simon Moraa, one of the first infants to be screened. Sense International, a global charity supporting deafblind children and adults, has launched a pioneering ... Read More »

British Blind Sport launch Guide to Visually Impaired Archery and Shooting

National Disability Sports Organisation, British Blind Sport has launched a brand new guide to enable coaches, leaders and club personnel to learn more about sight loss and eye conditions and have a greater understanding of the needs of people with visual impairment who want to take part in the sports of archery or shooting. The charity, that provides sporting opportunities ... Read More »

Birmingham blind charity takes expertise to the Middle East

A CHARITY that helps people cope with sight loss and disability is exporting its expertise to the Middle East after being invited to become involved in a leading European Union-funded project. After initially being invited to teach vision rehabilitation at the German Jordanian University in Amman, Jordan, Andrew Miller, optometry lead at charity Focus Birmingham’s Low Vision Centre, has been ... Read More »

Blind photography by Tammy Ruggles

Growing up, Tammy Ruggles always wanted to be a photographer like her hero Ansel Adams, but her progressive blinding disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa, prevented her. She couldn’t read the settings on a camera, or see in a darkroom due to the night blindness that is associated with RP. But 2013 changed all of that, when she discovered how easy it was ... Read More »

RNIB urges GPs to join free network to help patients with sight loss

RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) is encouraging GPs and other primary care professionals across the UK to sign up to its free GP Eye Health Network. The charity’s network aims to raise the profile of eye health within general practice and improve the quality of care for blind and partially sighted patients. Eye health now accounts for 4.5 ... Read More »

Blind senior RNIB leaders trek across Iceland to support people living with sight loss

RNIB Director of Engagement, Fazilet Hadi and RNIB Chair, Kevin Carey, both registered blind, took on the challenge alongside RNIB Director of Fundraising, Wanda Hamilton to help the charity continue to provide support to blind and partially sighted people.  Earlier this month, Fazilet, Kevin and Wanda faced the challenge of a lifetime, trekking across the wild Icelandic landscape to raise ... Read More »

Open Whitney’s Eyes

8 year-old Whitney was born with cataracts that slowly clouded both of her eyes. Her family couldn’t afford surgery to have them removed.  Thanks to disability charity CBM, Whitney has now undergone a sight saving operation.   Whitney lives with her mother and her two siblings in a village North of Uganda´s capital Kampala. Before the operation Whitney had not been ... Read More »

Selby garden created by blind and partially sighted residents celebrates its official opening

A summer garden party marked the official opening of garden set up by blind and partially sighted people in Selby on Sunday 11 September 2016. The Optimeyes Garden was created by Selby District Vision (SDV), with the help of RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) and a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. Members of SDV designed the garden ... Read More »

Deafblind people from around Europe to participate in Exmoor activity week

Over 60 people to take part in a week of outdoor activity at the Calvert Trust outdoor adventure centre in Exmoor, Devon Initiative developed in partnership with Sense, the National deafblind charity, and the Deafblind International Outdoor Network Deafblind people from the UK and around Europe will be gathering to enjoy a week of sporting activity in Devon from the ... Read More »

Deafblind woman to scale the O2 to raise money for charity

Deafblind woman to scale the O2 to raise money for charity Charlotte Louise Easton will climb the O2 arena with support from Suzy Louise Ensor, her Communicator Guide Funds raised are to go to Sense, the national deafblind charity to help support children and adults with deafblindness  A woman who is deafblind from Broxbourne is to scale the O2 to ... Read More »