This is the first of three linked Expert series articles examining factors impacting on the mobility of people with sight loss.
In this Expert series piece, Dr. Michelle O'Reilly shares findings from research looking at early development in blind or partially sighted infants.
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.
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.
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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 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.