Best of Connect

  • RNIB and the Bank of England work together on the new accessible bank notes


    Shopping just got brighter for people living with sight loss, following the announcement that the Bank of England is due to bring in new bank notes this year, which incorporate features to help blind and partially sighted people better navigate their notes.

  • Calling all Mancunians: Have you had problems accessing public transport?


    The Disability Design Reference Group wants to hear from you!

  • Photo of the RNIB winners

    Celebrating amazing achievements of people with sight loss


    Danielle Colcombe, Connect Community Facilitator, attended the EyeCan Awards last week to celebrate the wonderful achievements of the finalists.

  • Guide dog puppy playing with toy (credit to Guide Dogs UK)

    New tool helps Guide Dog pups climb the career ladder


    Animal behaviour experts at the University of Nottingham have developed a new tool which can be used to predict a young dog’s likelihood of successfully completing guide dog training.

  • Polling station

    The main political parties tell us why they deserve your vote


    With one week to go before the General Election on 8 June, we asked the main political parties to explain in just 60 seconds why blind and partially sighted people should vote for them.

  • Yes, I've tried carrots


    Andy Curtis knows that although losing your sight can be a very hard and lonely experience, there can also be some very funny moments along the way.

  • My Iceland Trek for RNIB


    In 2016, Richard took on the challenge of the Iceland Trek to raise funds for RNIB. In this account of his journey, he describes exhilerating landscapes, making new friends, and gives tips on how to prepare for the expedition.

  • British Blind Sport


    What is British Blind Sport?

  • Sensing Nature


    Take part in a new research project is examining how blind and partially sighted people interact with the natural world.

  • How to design and curate accessible exhibitions


    Professor Anne Chick talks through the aims of the exhibition ‘3D Printing: The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful’ and the process involved in making the event accessible to blind and partially sighted people.

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