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  • Question time – answering professional enquiries

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    Thursday, 14 May 2015
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    In this Expert series article: Julie Jennings, Manager of the Children, Young People and Families team at RNIB, discusses the type of queries the team gets, and how these help to shape the resources we produce.

  • Glaucoma case finding pilot with the African Caribbean community

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    Friday, 1 May 2015
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    In this Expert series article, Helen Lee, Prevention Manager at RNIB, tells us about a pilot study designed to test the efficacy of glaucoma case finding based in a GP Practice, targeting people of African and Caribbean descent.

  • Spreading the word about accessibility: Reaching student teachers

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    Thursday, 16 April 2015
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    In this Expert series article Dr Kate Flynn, Researcher at RNIB, discusses how to get accessibility information into mainstream teacher training.

    People with print disabilities face barriers to learning if their teachers aren’t aware of accessible curriculum materials – and yet currently, teacher training courses aren’t required to address accessibility.

  • Joining the dots: Holistic wellbeing and sight loss

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    Thursday, 2 April 2015
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    This is the third and final of three linked Expert series articles from Guide Dogs examining factors impacting on the mobility of people with sight loss. Here, Dr. Lorna Marquès-Brocksopp, Research Associate at Guide Dogs, explores holistic well being and its relationship with mobility and rehabilitation.

  • The Importance of inclusive transport in an increasingly smarter world

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    Wednesday, 18 March 2015
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    This is the second of three linked Expert series articles examining factors impacting on the mobility of people with sight loss. Here, John Welsman, Policy Business Partner (Travel and Transport) at Guide Dogs explores the potential of technology to enhance the independence of blind and partially sighted passengers.

  • The importance of tactile paving and pedestrian controlled crossings

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    Thursday, 26 February 2015
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    This is the first of three linked Expert series articles examining factors impacting on the mobility of people with sight loss. Here, Helen Aluko-olokun, Policy Business Partner (Access and Inclusion) at Guide Dogs explores the importance of tactile paving and pedestrian controlled crossings. 

  • The OPTIMUM Vision Impairment Project

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    Friday, 6 February 2015
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    In this Expert series piece, Dr. Michelle O'Reilly, Cognitive Neuroscientist / Senior Research Associate at UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital shares findings from research looking at early development in blind or partially sighted infants.

  • Experiences of school at ages 7 and 11

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    Friday, 9 January 2015
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    Sue Keil, Research Officer in RNIB's Children, Young People and Families team considers the different ways that findings from a national population survey can be used to tell us about the experiences of blind and partially sighted children.

  • Thinking about what you’d like for Christmas - how about an eye test?

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    Friday, 12 December 2014
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    Rebecca Sheehy, Older People Impact Team Manager at RNIB looks at new research showing that people with sight loss are more likely to have other health conditions. Rebecca also introduces two new factsheets on dementia and sight loss.

    Perhaps this isn’t the sexiest present you could get but if you are thinking about your health and future wellbeing, this could be one of the best investments you could make.

  • The UK's first Visual Impairment Parliament

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    Thursday, 27 November 2014
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    This week, Michelle Baxter Wickham, Development Manager (Empowerment) at Thomas Pocklington Trust discusses the UK’s first parliament for blind and partially sighted people.

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