• Amazing ways to help us this Christmas

    Posted: 
    Friday, 21 November 2014
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    This winter, do something incredible and join one of our Christmas events…

    Ah Christmas, the season to eat, drink and be merry. But in between drawing up your present wish list and debating the origins of mince pies, could you spare some time to support the individuals who need help the most?

  • The end of expiry dates?

    Posted: 
    Wednesday, 29 October 2014
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    RNIB blog

    ‘Does this smell off?’ As one young designer unveils a touchable food expiry label, could printed labels be past their sell by date?

    When you can’t read expiry dates, judging if your chicken fillets are fit for human consumption can be tricky, however much sniffing, prodding and poking you do. That’s why we’re very excited that one clever inventor’s produced a fresh idea for indicating if your food’s gone off using touch alone.

  • Are YOU coming to the RNIB Product Roadshow?

    Posted: 
    Monday, 6 October 2014
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    RNIB blog

    Visit RNIB's Product RoadshowDo you want to try out the revolutionary Smart Glasses? Test the latest magnifiers?

  • How UK’s only blind orchestra is smashing disability stereotypes

    Posted: 
    Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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    RNIB blog

    A diverse group of world musicians have joined forces creating an extraordinary orchestra that’s breaking musical boundaries

  • A Farewell to Arms with audio description

    Posted: 
    Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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    RNIB blog

    This week the British Film Institute (BFI) releases a digital restoration of 'A Farewell to Arms' on the DVD and Blu-ray to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. The DVD/ Blu-ray features the audio description track.

    The film is based on the 1929 best-selling novel by Ernest Hemingway, Frank Borzage's 1932 Oscar-winning film adaptation of the tragic Great War romance.

  • The Tactile Image Exhibition

    Posted: 
    Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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    RNIB blog

    Tactile representation of dog photograph to be shown at The Tactile Image exhibition

    Running as part of Sheffield's Festival of the Mind, 'The Tactile Image' is a photography exhibition based on the work of Clive Egginton and friends.

    Inspired by recent experiences, Clive hopes to explore the way in which we 'view' images. Each photo in the exhibition has a tactile equivalent which allows visitors to 'feel' the images and experience photography in a new and accessible way.

  • Accessibility guidelines for ALT text: what you need to know

    Posted: 
    Friday, 12 September 2014
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    RNIB blog

    One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is 'Should I use ALT text?' Arguably, a better question would be 'How should I us

  • The best jingles of all time

    Posted: 
    Thursday, 4 September 2014
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    RNIB blog

    From McDonald's inimitable 'I'm lovin' it' advert, to the 'Just One Cornetto' earworm, here are our favourite jingles of all time…

  • 5 Reasons why you need Twitter if you're blind or partially sighted

    Posted: 
    Friday, 29 August 2014
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    RNIB blog

    Social media is doing more than simply bringing disabled communities together. We discover why Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are must-haves for anyone with sight loss

  • Q&A with Stephen Hicks: the man behind Google Impact Challenge winning Smart Glasses

    Posted: 
    Friday, 22 August 2014
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    RNIB blog

    The revolutionary new Smart Glasses can assist vision for a range of eye conditions. Inventor Dr Stephen Hicks talks about making them an everyday reality for blind and partially sighted people

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