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  • 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.

  • The Kindle Project

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    Monday, 17 November 2014
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    The Expert series returns this week. For the first in this programme Rachel Pilling, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, tells us about The Kindle Project – which is currently being piloted and aims to improve reading ability and school performance in partially sighted children.

  • Rehabilitation in the sight loss sector: Two professional perspectives

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    Monday, 22 September 2014
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    Simon Labbett, Chair of the Rehabilitation Workers’ Professional Network and Jenny Pearce, Chair of the Rehabilitation and Low Vision Group of VISION 2020 UK offer their complementary perspectives on Rehabilitation in the sight loss sector.

  • The Children and Families Act - The biggest reforms for 30 years

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    Friday, 5 September 2014
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    Significant changes to support for children with special educational needs and disabilities in England come into force from September. Julie Jennings, Manager of RNIB’s Children, Young People and Families Team, sets out the change in culture that the new law requires and asks important questions that are facing the vision impairment sector.

  • The value of pre-employment skills training

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    Friday, 1 August 2014
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    Karen Wolffe manages a private practice as a career counselor and consultant in Austin, Texas. She is the principle author of RNIB and Action’s Pre-employment Programme.

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