Thanks to sponsorship from the Booker Prize Foundation, RNIB is able to make the six books shortlisted for their prestigious prize into formats that blind and partially sighted people can read.
Not only that, thanks to the help we receive, we’re also able to make these available by the time the winner is announced in October. In our series of blogs leading up to the big announcement, we tell you a bit more about what goes on behind the scenes!
Here at the RNIB studios in Camden (London), August is a month of plate-spinning. I’ve been eagerly awaiting the shortlist announcement for the Man Booker Prize, so I can get going on producing the titles as Talking Books.
We’re delighted to announce our involvement in this year's Sound for Sight concert on World Sight Day, Friday 8 October.
Each year, we find out in late July the 13 fantastic books that have made it onto the Man Booker Prize longlist. It’s then our job to use the generous sponsorship we get to make the six shortlisted books into accessible formats that blind and partially sighted people can read: that’s giant print books, Braille, and Talking Books.
We've worked with Sight and Sound, and Freedom Scientific to create a range of fully accessible computers.
Why are rehabs, ECLOs and nurses are not on the implementation group of a new body aimed at improving eye health for all?
Sight loss because of an eye condition, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma or cataracts, can increase your sensitivity to light. Luckily there are ways to help you cope, we explore the five steps to getting the right sunglasses to improve sensitivity to light .
Clara Eaglen explains why commissioners and trusts should exercise caution before Avastin should be used to treat wet AMD.
We spoke with one of our amazing marathon runners, Stephen Clark, to find out the reasons why RNIB is a cause close to his heart and how he's going to celebrate completing his first ever marathon!
After Kevin lost his sight he didn't know how he would cope, but by rediscovering his love of gardening he turned his life around.