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Shadow Secretary of State hears about the barriers to work for disabled people at a roundtable hosted by RNIB

The Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities and Chair of the Labour Party and National Policy Forum, Anneliese Dodds MP, met with RNIB, people with lived experience, and organisations from across the disability sector, to discuss what a future government can do to ensure disabled people are supported to enter and retain work and to address the disability pay gap.

Posted Thursday, 25 January 2024 News type: News story

Local bowlers get a shot at new Irish team

Four local bowlers with sight loss have been selected to take part in the first Irish disability bowls team.

Posted Tuesday, 23 January 2024 News type: News story

BT attains RNIB’s Visibly Better Employer (VBE) quality standard

RNIB, the UK’s leading sight loss charity, has awarded its VBE quality standard to BT showing how the telecommunications giant is a better, more inclusive employer, through removing any unnecessary barriers to the recruitment process and making workplace adjustments.

Posted Wednesday, 17 January 2024 News type: Case study

Blind Football Fan ‘Scores’ Support

A Ross County supporter has praised the club and leading sight loss charity, RNIB Scotland, for helping him to keep attending games.

Posted Wednesday, 17 January 2024 News type: Article

RNIB and Science Museum team up to give families of children with vision impairment a fun, accessible day out

At November’s ‘Shape and Share’ event, RNIB’s Children, Young People, Families and Education team worked with London’s Science Museum to give children with vision impairment an opportunity to carry out science experiments and take part in the museum’s activities.

Posted Thursday, 11 January 2024 News type: News story News type: Case study News type: Your Stories

Ten years imagining a future following sight loss

A health worker changing the lives of blind patients, celebrates a key anniversary this year.

Posted Thursday, 11 January 2024 News type: News story

RNIB invites youngsters with a vision impairment to enter writing competition judged by Michael Morpurgo

Gearing up for the celebrations of this year’s World Book Day on 7 March 2024, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is inviting children with a vision impairment to submit a piece of creative writing for its World Book Day writing competition.

Posted Thursday, 11 January 2024 News type: Press release

RNIB welcomes new chief people officer

Sean Mileusnic, former Global VP of People and Culture at Avast and Global Director of Human Capital Management at Equiniti Group, joins RNIB.

Posted Wednesday, 10 January 2024 News type: Press release

Every day’s a school day this World Braille Day

Thursday 4 January is World Braille Day but if that wasn’t enough to celebrate, 2024 will mark the 200th anniversary of Braille, the system of raised dots that has enabled blind people to read and write.

Posted Thursday, 4 January 2024 News type: Press release

Two centuries later, braille is still as important as ever, says teenage sight loss campaigner

Braille, the system of raised dots that has enabled blind people to read and write, is as vital as ever, and has adapted to the advances of new technology, says RNIB, Scotland's leading sight loss charity.

Posted Thursday, 4 January 2024 News type: Press release