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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...

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.

British Blind Sport calls for Voluntary Classifiers for visually impaired athletes

British Blind Sport (BBS) is seeking voluntary classifiers to aid in offering sight classifications for adults and children. BBS, which helps blind and partially sighted people lead active lives and engage and play sports, works with people at all levels,...

CALA Homes donates white boards to help pupils at Royal Blind School

Homebuilder Cala Homes (East) has donated £3,130 to Sight Scotland for the purchase of two white boards to aid teaching at the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh.

Health information should be accessible for blind and partially sighted patients, urges RNIB

Blind and partially sighted people’s health is being put at risk because they are being denied their right to receive vital patient information in a format they can read.

European experts working with Royal Blind School on future of vision impairment education

Vision impairment education experts from Germany, Holland and Spain recently visited the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh to create a catalogue of objects that can be 3D printed.