RNIB’s Turned Out report into the voting experiences of blind and partially sighted people is now available. The report found that only one in five (19 per cent) of blind voters and less than half (46 per cent) of partially sighted voters can vote independently and in secret under the current voting system. In the … Continued

RNIB Turned Out 2021 report on voter experiences now available

In collaboration with the Macular Society, Retina UK and the Royal National Institute of Blind People, Genomics England is hosting a webinar series focused on sight loss and genomic research. This webinar series aims to create a forum for the sight loss community and researchers, raising awareness of the latest scientific developments and shaping the … Continued

Sight Loss and Your Genome webinar

       The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) in partnership with British Blind Sport have received £1m in funding from Sport England for three years to develop participation in sport amongst people with sight loss. Despite Covid-19 having a devastating effect on the sporting calendar and landscape, Sport England has committed to … Continued

Sport England funds development of participation in sport amongst people with sight loss

If you’re blind or partially sighted and voted in the elections today, please take our survey and let us know how it went. Take our survey. We have never carried out voting research following a local election in England before so we need you to take part if you voted or tried to place your … Continued

How accessible was your local election voting experience?

RNIB has released a new version of the Sight Loss Data Tool, version 4.3 which is free to use and can be used to get local information on eye health and sight loss. The update includes the 2020 register of blind and partially sighted people. This is a useful tool and is widely used in … Continued

New Sight Loss Data Tool for 2021

RNIB are offering free online Counselling for Sight Loss Training courses and Emotional Impact of Sight Loss workshops. Counselling for Sight Loss Online Training dates 2021-22 Do you know any qualified counsellors who would benefit from sight loss specific training? RNIB are offering free online Counselling for sight loss training. There are limited places and … Continued

Courses for mental health and emotional wellbeing

  Visionary and RNIB are working in partnership to ensure that people living with sight loss are aware of the range of services available, especially those provided by local sight loss organisations. This work pre-dates the emergence of COVID-19, however the major disruption COVID-19 restrictions brought to sight loss services saw a significant shift to … Continued

RNIB and Visionary are promoting information and referrals to local sight loss organisations

RNIB recently met with NHSX digital as part of their information gathering to inform the digital strategy they’re developing which RNIB have shared with Visionary members. It’s an opportunity for the sight loss sector to provide further feedback. This online feedback gathering is being undertaken by Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit, working with the NHS … Continued

NHSX digital and your opportunity to influence digital access to NHS services

They have come together to explore how they can enjoy the same video-games as their sighted peers, and press developers to make gaming software more accessible. Set up by national sight loss charity Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), members of the group are taking part on a weekly online call, sharing their own … Continued

It’s game on for blind and partially sighted players in Northern Ireland and Scotland with the launch of a new gaming group

    RNIB, Guide Dogs and Thomas Pocklington Trust have updated their policy guidance on the national restrictions in England including guidance on sighted guiding. 210106 New national restrictions in England from 6 January v1.0 FINAL

Policy guidance for new national restrictions in England

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