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King’s Speech 2024 – the implications for blind and partially sighted people

The King’s Speech outlined an ambitious programme for government. Read about the implications these plans could have for blind and partially sighted people and RNIB’s calls for the year ahead.

Posted Thursday, 18 July 2024 News type: News story

How you made a difference in this General Election

Following the General Election on 4 July, RNIB would like to welcome the new UK Government led by Prime Minister Keir Starmer, and new and returning MPs across the UK.

Posted Monday, 8 July 2024 News type: News story

Partially sighted football supporter tells clubs 'there’s still a lot of work to be done' on accessibility

Adam Woodmason, a follower of Ipswich Town, despite positive, accessible experiences at Portman Road, urges other clubs in the UK to make their stadiums more accessible.

Posted Monday, 8 July 2024 News type: News story

Partially sighted fan enjoys P!NK concert thanks to audio description

Blind and partially sighted music fans were able to experience P!NK through live audio description at her recent performance in Glasgow.

Posted Thursday, 4 July 2024 News type: News story

The Eyes Have It coalition calls for the next government to prioritise eye care

The Eyes Have It coalition, which includes RNIB, has released the following statement calling on the next government to commit to ensuring that all those affected by eye conditions receive timely, expert care that can support the best possible outcomes.

Posted Wednesday, 3 July 2024

Blind People Let Their Voices Be Heard at Glasgow Public Speaking Event

A group of people with sight loss have taken part in a series of public speaking sessions, with the final event taking place this week [Tuesday, June 25th] at Glasgow City Chambers in front of a delighted audience.

Posted Tuesday, 2 July 2024 News type: Press release

RNIB and King’s College London announce winners of writing competition for blind and partially sighted people

Sight loss charity the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and King’s College London have announced the winners of a writing competition for creative writers who are blind or partially sighted.

Posted Monday, 1 July 2024 News type: Press release

RNIB Cymru: make voting accessible once and for all

Posted Thursday, 27 June 2024 News type: News story

Could this be the most accessible election ever?

Sight loss charity RNIB (the Royal National Institute of Blind People) in Northern Ireland, is calling on all electoral candidates to include people with sight loss as they campaign for votes ahead of the General Election.

Posted Monday, 17 June 2024