Facebook groups launched to help connect people affected by sight loss

Post date: 
Monday, 30 October 2017
Photo of Maya-Liam smiling

Maya-Liam Haynes (pictured) from RNIB talks about their latest project that aims to help connect you with other blind and partially sighted people nearby.

Hi everyone! I’m Maya-Liam and I work in the Social Media team at RNIB. Over the past few months, we’ve been working on building and growing some new Connect Facebook Groups – exciting times! I wanted to let you know a bit more about the Groups, how they’re going and how you can get involved. 
 

What are they?

The Groups are a space for members to talk about whatever they want – whether that’s sharing personal stories, news about technology or giving advice and support.
 
For example, one of the Groups recently had some really insightful posts about the new accessibility and design features of the iPhone X and how these might work for people with sight loss.
 

Who can join?

The Groups are open to anyone affected by sight loss, including blind and partially sighted people, families and friends, as well as carers and professionals.
 

How do I join?

There is a Group for each region of the UK (some are coming soon) and there’s also a Parents and Carers Group for anyone who supports a child who is blind or partially sighted.
 
Here’s a list of links to each Group on Facebook:
If you’d like to find out more before joining, please get in touch with the Connect team on 0303 1234 555 or email connect@rnib.org.uk
 
If you’re interested in finding out more about the Parents and Carers Group, which is moderated by the RNIB Children, Young People and Families team, please email cypf@rnib.org.uk
 

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