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Dave Steele, The Blind Poet

Huge thanks to Dave Steele, The Blind Poet, for this inspiring poem – great to know we’ve helped you on your journey Dave. Click below to watch and follow Dave on Twitter @BlindPoetRP Visualise Close your eyes and visualise you could walk within my shoes Despite fading sight that you still might get to live...
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Out in the Dark

After diagnosis of a serious eye condition or sight loss, whilst the initial shock and fear is one hurdle to overcome, you may have no clear vision of who you then turn to for help. To live independently and with a sense of wellbeing, it will be an advantage if you are well-informed about sight...
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Losing my vision but not my job

This case study demonstrates the importance of why people require a workplace assessment in a timely manner to ensure they remain in employment with the correct equipment, technology and support. Sight loss should not equal job loss.
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Site for Sore Eyes – Website Accessibility

Photo of a person pressing laptop key entitled Accessibility The democratising of digital technology There are over 2 million people in the UK living with sight loss and according to statistics, over 65% of them own a computer or use a smartphone or tablet. In fact, visually impaired people are amongst the most digitally literate...
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Mum Nadine Clair shares daughter Violet’s sight loss journey

Violet had just turned one when we noticed something different about her left eye which seemed to be changing colour from brown to green, while the right remained brown. At that time I didn’t think too much of it as I had previously Googled about an iris changing colour, which, as I read over and...
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Making Your Computer Easier to See!

Are you having difficulty viewing your computer screen at work? Visual impairment doesn’t mean endless struggling to do small things on your computer, and which may also impact your independence. Whilst a professional workplace assessment should not be dismissed, you may find you can make life easier for yourself without the use of assistive technology,...
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Visual Impairment Workplace Risk Assessment

For blind and partially sighted people at work, a visual impairment risk assessment can make a difference in your approach to work and job satisfaction. It isn’t always essential, and you may not necessarily need any adjustments in your place of work. However, health and safety professionals, risk assessors and employers may be keen to...
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The State of the Nation Eye Health 2017: A Year in Review

In September 2016, the RNIB and Specsavers worked in partnership with the aim of transforming eye health in the UK and preventing sight loss where possible. A year later, in 2017, A Year in Review was published reporting on the scheme and its main achievements. I can see you The review highlighted new information regarding...
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Opticians to get Clearer View of sight loss

Thomas Pocklington Trust are supporting entrepreneur Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy and dispensing optician Peter Black, to drive forward the message that no patient should be diagnosed with an eye condition and left to fend for themselves.  This innovative and insightful course leaves optometrists and dispensing opticians empowered with knowledge to deliver...
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We are all dogs with a very important job

Most people tend to think of assistance dogs as Labradors or Retrievers, trained to lead blind people or to help wheelchair-users. But with increasing knowledge about different breeds of dogs and their abilities, the range is expanding. And we do not want to be judged as barking mad. What are dogs at work? A working...
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