Knowledge and Research Hub

RNIB is a leading source of information on sight loss and the issues affecting blind and partially sighted people.

Key information and statistics

Our Key information and statistics section provides answers to some of the most common questions we receive about blind and partially sighted people. Here you will also find our Sight Loss Data Tool, which provides information about sight loss at a local level throughout the UK, and our Evidence-based reviews, which look in some detail at blind and partially sighted people across different age groups.

Research reports

Visit our Research reports section for the latest sight loss research on a range of topics including education, employment, prevention, travel, mobility, technology and more. Here you will find RNIB’s own research, as well as key external research. We also frequently invite proposals for research we are going to commission.

You can also search our Research Library - Europe's largest, most comprehensive and diverse collection of print and electronic materials covering all aspects of sight loss.

Improving later life for people with sight loss

Resources to help you measure impact

Our Impact tools section gives an overview of impact measuring and why it is valuable.

Expert series: articles by sight loss sector professionals

Our fortnightly Expert series blog by sight loss sector professionals explores topical issues around sight loss in a thought provoking manner. Read the latest piece and sign up to follow the series at Research news.

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