It is estimated that between 10-15 per cent of rehabilitation officers in the UK who work with people with a vision impairment have a sight condition themselves. However, a rehab officer with VI, Rod Wilson, wrote an article for NB in 1985 in which he explains how he didn’t feel people with VI were taken seriously enough in the profession. Look back in the NB archive to find out why.
In the second of his two blogs about technology and mobility, Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet, discusses the apps and gadgets that will be available in the not too distant future for people with sight loss.
Eye Clinic Liaison Officers play a crucial role in supporting people who have recently been diagnosed. At a time when services are more squeezed than ever before, how can the service be maintained and expanded?
Julie-Anne Little is the Research leader of the Optometry and Vision Science Group at Ulster University in Northern Ireland. Currently, her main area of research concerns vision in children with learning disabilities.
Each month, we’ll be diving into The Beacon archive and sharing an interesting article from the last 100 years of the magazine. It felt fitting that the first article we publish from the archive be from the January edition in 1917. It is called ‘Yesterday and Today at St Dunstan’s’. Joan Kennedy, the author of the article, wrote a romantic account of her visit to the convalescent home and the soldiers who stayed there.
RNIB’s flagship publication, NB Online, is this month being recognised for reaching 100 years in circulation. Editor, Hannah Adams, looks back at what issues blind and partially sighted people faced in 1917 and how they compare to those experienced today.