RNIB’s Chair, Anna Tylor, will share her personal take on living a colourful life with sight loss in a regular radio show based on her blog, The Blind Truth.
From 6 July, on Tuesday and Thursdays from 11am, Anna – who has albinism – will talk about the ideas and issues she’s been writing about online, which see her tackle everything from navigating public transport, to dealing with well-meaning busybodies, to some more surprising topics, like her love of chainsaws.
RNIB Connect Radio’s Station Manager, Yvonne Milne, explained why Anna’s show will enhance RNIB Connect Radio’s schedule. “With future episodes named Let It Snow, Banking, Grand Masters and On Your Bike, we think – like reading Anna’s blog – her radio feature is sure to bring a smile to your face, as well as share a personal insight into living with sight loss with all our listeners. Her writing brings such humour and insight to some of the many irritating and frustrating events she faces as someone living with sight loss. I know the situations she describes will resonate with many.”
You can hear Anna’s show on RNIB Connect Radio, or listen to The Blind Truth podcast on Audioboom or your favourite podcast provider.
Anna explained: “When I started to write the blog, I didn't set out to discuss being blind. However, as I wrote, I discovered a lot of humour in the situations in which I found myself. Writing has helped me to reframe my frustrations with the world and its prejudices. I've realised through my writing that I chose the terms on which I approach life and being able to see the humour in each new situation has made a huge difference to me.”
Yvonne said: “We at RNIB Connect Radio are delighted to be able to bring Anna's blogs to the airwaves for our listeners.
RNIB Connect Radio, which broadcasts 24 hours a day and can found on Freeview 730 and online, is one of the easiest ways to access a range of information and entertaining shows for blind and partially sighted people. You can find RNIB Connect Radio through smart devices, for example by saying "Alexa, listen to RNIB Connect Radio".