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Glasses for the blind and a safer internet

Google Glass I recently attended a demo of the Google Glass technology (at the TEDx Salford conference). For those who have not come across Glass, it a wearable computer developed by Google. In essence it is a very small computer...

Blind Faith: In Conversation with Mariya Moosajee

In light of the BBC releasing Blind Faith: Do genetic eye disease ‘treatments' work? earlier this year, a documentary which follows BBC journalist Ramadan Younes as he investigates practitioners who falsely claim to have ‘treatments’ for genetic eye disease, Eye...

Blind Veterans UK calls on eye health professionals to direct blind and vision impaired veterans to vital support

A national charity is asking ophthalmologists and eye health professionals to help them reach out to the tens of thousands of blind and vision impaired ex-service men and women who are currently missing out on vital support to help them...

In conversation with Richard Baker, Policy Manager for the Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded

The Eye News team recently met with Richard Baker, Policy Manager for the Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded, Scotland’s biggest vision impairment third sector organisation. Richard chats about the Eye News Symposium and explains more about the work of...

Corneal transplantation in the United Kingdom: are we blind to the challenges that still exist after the Organ Donation Bill?

Corneal transplantation (CT) is a significant treatment option for a huge number of patients in the United Kingdom (UK) [1]. For an individual, CT results in a substantial improvement in quality of life. Penetrating keratoplasty with full thickness grafting has...

Blind Football Fan ‘Scores’ Support

A Ross County supporter has praised the club and leading sight loss charity, RNIB Scotland, for helping him to keep attending games.

Inequities in access to education for blind and partially sighted children

Leading Scottish vision impairment organisations call on Scottish Government to endorse new framework for vision impairment education.

RNIB and British Blind Sport join forces to tackle the disparity of physical activity amongst blind and partially sighted people

The UK’s leading sight loss charity, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and British Blind Sport have joined forces to launch the See Sport Differently campaign, which aims to promote accessible sports and breakdown barriers faced by blind and partially sighted people who want to get active.

Limitations batted away at Glasgow blind cricket event

A unique event is being run in Glasgow this weekend for blind and sighted people to have a go at visually impaired cricket.

How do blind and vision impaired people experience loneliness and isolation?

This week Fight for Sight / Vision Foundation released a report highlighting the acute experiences of loneliness among people who are blind or vision impaired.

Free rail travel for blind and partially sighted people and their companions announced for Scotland

Leading sight loss charities have hailed the Scottish Government’s ‘life changing’ decision to provide free rail travel for blind and partially sighted people and their companions, saying this decision will enhance rehabilitation, independence and ensuring people with vision impairment can maintain links with their communities.