RNIB blog

  • Be My Eyes – the app that lets volunteers lend their sight

    Posted: 
    Monday, 19 January 2015
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    Can’t read the expiry date on your milk or the tiny print on your train timetable? This nifty app may come in handy.

  • Celebrating a year of support

    Posted: 
    Tuesday, 30 December 2014
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    RNIB blog

    Welcome to our big wins of 2014. From splattering ourselves with neon paint to spreading our #LoveYourEyes campaign, we’ve had a fantastic year of supporting blind and partially sighted people. Here are just some of our highlights...

  • ‘When there’s diversity you get so much more’ Q&A with blind actress Amelia Cavallo

    Posted: 
    Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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    RNIB blog

    She’s a blind singer, actor, trapeze artist and starring in the must-see pantomime Beauty and the Beast. Amelia Cavallo is testament to the fact that a sight condition doesn’t have to hold you back

  • Could you help more children have access to books?

    Posted: 
    Tuesday, 16 December 2014
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    RNIB blog

    Stories can open up magical new worlds, allowing the reader to escape to far-away lands and meet colourful and exciting new characters...

  • Cooking up a storm with blind chef Christine Ha

    Posted: 
    Thursday, 11 December 2014
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    RNIB blog

    She's a blind chef, the winner of the US MasterChef season 3 and a best-selling author – Christine Ha couldn’t get any hotter

  • Michael Palin's 'Remember Me' with audio description

    Posted: 
    Thursday, 27 November 2014
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    RNIB blog

    The day Tom Parfitt moves from his home into residential care, he becomes the sole witness to a violent death.

    Palin plays Tom Parfitt, a frail, old Yorkshire man seemingly alone in the world, whose admittance to a nursing home triggers a series of inexplicable events in this haunting three-part mystery drama.

    Starring alongside Michael Palin who has made a return to a leading role for the first time in over 20 years, the drama stars.

  • The end of expiry dates?

    Posted: 
    Wednesday, 29 October 2014
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    RNIB blog

    As one young designer unveils a touchable food expiry label could it mean printed labels are past their sell by date?

    When you can’t read expiry dates, judging if your chicken fillets are fit for human consumption can be tricky, however much sniffing, prodding and poking you do. That’s why we’re very excited that one clever inventor’s produced a fresh idea for indicating if your food’s gone off using touch alone.

  • Are YOU coming to the RNIB Product Roadshow?

    Posted: 
    Monday, 6 October 2014
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    RNIB blog

    Visit RNIB's Product RoadshowDo you want to try out the revolutionary Smart Glasses? Test the latest magnifiers?

  • #WearDots and raise lots!

    Posted: 
    Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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    RNIB blog

    This year, as part of RNIB Read, we’re calling on people to wear dots and raise lots to celebrate the revolutionary braille system and support our work making more books accessible for blind and partially sighted people.The countdown is over! Join us for RNIB Read this October, wear dots and raise lots!</body></html>

  • How UK’s only blind orchestra is smashing disability stereotypes

    Posted: 
    Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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    RNIB blog

    A diverse group of world musicians have joined forces creating an extraordinary orchestra that’s breaking musical boundaries

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