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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sue Keil, research officer in RNIB Children, Young People and Families team, considers the different sources of statistics on the number of children with vision impairment.
Rebecca Sheehy, Older People's Impact Team Manager at RNIB, shares the work of a project giving older people with sight loss a voice in civic society.
Jo Lawson from RNIB Cymru discusses how people with dementia and sight loss can be helped to live as independently and safely as possible.
Stevie Johnson, Eye Clinic Impact Team Manager, asks if emotional and practical support for people with sight loss is getting the recognition it deserves.
Stephen Remington, who retired as Chief Executive of Action for Blind People in April this year, reflects on his 20 years of working in the sector.