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

Thomas Pocklington Trust are helping to raise awareness of the issues and challenges facing people living with sight loss through the development of a new short film:     What do we see? How the world looks to blind and partially sighted people. This film aims to increase awareness and understanding of the needs and aspirations of blind and partially sighted people.  Thomas Pocklington … Continued

Thomas Pocklington Trust Launch New Video “What do we See?”

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

RNIB – Referrals to local sight loss organisations

Following the sad closure of Vision UK, we are pleased to confirm that a new project, jointly funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust and RNIB, is underway to determine the best way forward for the England Vision Strategy (EVS). The England Vision Strategy, along with its counterparts in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, aims to address … Continued

England Vision Strategy review project

        A joint project between RNIB, the professional association of the Vision Impairment Education Workforce (VIEW), Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at University of Birmingham, and Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), aims to establish a UK wide specialist VI curriculum framework for children and young people with vision impairment (VI). … Continued

Launch of UK VI Curriculum Project

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