Welcome to Outlook - a magazine to keep you up to date with the vital services RNIB provides to support independent living, create an inclusive society and prevent unnecessary sight loss.
In this issue we will hear about how a gift left in a Will to RNIB in 1929 has brought joy to thousands of people ever since, and how we will be celebrating 80 years of our flagship Talking Book Service. It will also contain features on our clear streets campaign and the condition dry eyes, alongside the usual array of news of what’s been happening at RNIB.
Thanks so much for your continued support of our work. We wouldn’t be able to support people with sight loss without your help. As always I would love to hear your thoughts.
So if you have any ideas or suggestions for future articles or comments or questions about this issue, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
All the very best,
Matt Smith, Editor
Working with Sight and Sound, RNIB Solutions have launched an exciting innovative computer package that is fully accessible “straight out of the box” and offers great savings as well.
Read more about RNIB accessible computers
October, or ‘Dotober’ as we like to call it, has once again brought dots back into our lives with our flagship event, asking everyone to Wear dots... raise lots. Why not get involved in the office, at school or with a group of friends. By wearing dots you’ll be celebrating Braille and helping us expand our work and be there for those who need us.
If I couldn’t see the people, I could not imagine myself singing
Dame Shirley Bassey
Last month RNIB launched its brand new campaign “See the need, demand Support”, with advertisements on TV, radio, social media and on-demand services, and backed by support from celebrities.
Read more abourt our See the need campaign
From advertising boards and bins, to cars parked on pavements and inaccessible crossings; the street environment can be a real challenge for people who are blind and partially sighted. Our campaigns team have been working hard to make streets more accessible for people with sight loss.
Read more about our Who put that there? campaign.
Read more about Remember a Charity in Your Will Week