Young people

Are you under 25? Here you'll find information on a wide range of issues that are important to blind and partially sighted young people.

We’ve co-designed these pages with young people across the UK, to share your stories, experiences and bring you the information that you need to know.

School life and planning ahead

Our school life and planning ahead section covers choosing subjects, exams and study skills, after school clubs and activities as well as how to start planning for life after school and moving on to college or work.

Leaving home

Moving out of home for the first time? Whether you are off to college or university or just taking those first steps to living independently, we can help you get prepared. You will find information on getting around and developing mobility skills as well as money management and learning useful cooking tips from students!

Starting college

If you are thinking about going to college then have a look at our starting college section. Find information on choosing the right college for you, what support is available at college and funding advice. You will also find useful study tips and hear about other students experiences of starting college.

Starting university

There's lots to think about before going to university. You need to find the right course, get clear on application processes and it's handy to know where you can get financial help. Read on and you will discover lots of practical support for anything from choosing the right university and funding advice to how to make the most of student life!

Starting work

Starting work may seem daunting, but this section will help you to identify the people who can advise you about career choices, help with interview preparation, give guidance about work experience and volunteering and advise about the support mechanisms available, such as the Access to Work scheme.

Free time

Not sure what to do in your free time? Find ideas and inspiration and learn about what other young people are doing. From sports and hiking to reading and going to the cinema, there is something for everyone!

Other news

New careers magazine for young people

Moving On is a bi-monthly magazine aimed at young people aged 14-18 and offers information about choices following school, including education, qualifications and careers. Sign up for free and take advantage of a wealth of resources around careers and education on the Moving On website, including their blog. Would you like an accessible version? At RNIB we have partnered with Moving On to provide an accessible etext edition by email. To sign up for the accessible email edition call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or email, quoting order code 713E.

Get involved! 

Find out what's going on in your local area including Living with Sight Loss courses, Actionnaires events and other fun activities from kayaking, archery and climbing to chocolate making and bush craft, plus lots more on Action for blind people’s events pages.

Transition guides

We've created handy guides for blind and partially sighted young people who are about to move into higher education and work.

Take a look at our transition guides