This page contains updates on the latest research news from RNIB and our partners.

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  • Research reports - our research covers a huge range of sight loss issues.
  • Expert series blog - our fortnightly blog by sight loss sector professionals explores topical issues around sight loss in a thought provoking manner.
  • Evidence-based reviews - which look in some detail at blind and partially sighted people across different age groups.

  • Updated Evidence-based review for people of working age


    We have recently updated our Evidence-based review on people of working age.

    The review gives a detailed profile of this group of people, the policies that govern their employment and economic circumstances, and a commentary on what the evidence tells us. This evidence-based review is one of a series produced by RNIB researchers available to download from our Knowledge hub.

  • New study from British Blind Sport


    British Blind Sport have recently launched an extensive study exploring the barriers that restrict blind and partially sighted people from enjoying sport and how successful participants have overcome those challenges.

    British Blind Sport have worked for 40 years to help blind and partially sighted people get active and play sport. Sport and recreational activities can enhance the lives of people with visual impairments, by improving their health and increasing their social interaction. .

  • New research on loneliness, social isolation and sight loss


    Thomas Pocklington Trust have recently published a piece of research which aims to develop a better understanding of links between loneliness, social isolation and sight loss, with a view to indicating possible improvements to policy and practice and areas for further research.

  • Secondary analysis of the Millennium Cohort Survey: Sight impairment at age eleven


    RNIB, NatCen, and RLSB have released a new report which indicates that advances in mainstream technology are providing a level playing field for blind and partially sighted children.

  • Work Programme statistics briefing


    We have produced a briefing on the outcomes of blind and partially sighted people referred to the Work Programme between 1 June 2011 and 31 March 2014.

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