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RNIB responds to the Queen’s Speech 2022

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In yesterday’s (10 May) Queen’s Speech the Government put the economy, crime and its levelling-up agenda at the heart of its new programme of legislation.

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Survey: Tell us how the Government should improve vision impairment education support in England

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We want to hear from young people and parents in England about their experiences of specialist vision impairment (VI) education support, to help inform our response to the Government’s SEND Review Green Paper.

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Inquest finds lack of tactile contributed to Cleveland Gervais’ death

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The jury at Cleveland Gervais’ inquest concluded that the absence of tactile paving, or other mitigating measures, as well as delays to Cleveland’s treatment, had contributed to his death.

Focus on what we can rather than can't do when it comes to jobs, say young people with sight loss

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RNIB Scotland's 'Local Vision' manifesto calls on councils to take a lead.

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Being able to read braille affecting benefits for blind people

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Many claimants of Universal Credit (UC) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) are being unjustly penalised financially, purely because they are able to read braille.

Young people with sight loss back call to make sport and leisure accessible

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RNIB Scotland's local authority election manifesto urges councils to make their facilities inclusive to all.

Accessible streets key to persuading blind and partially sighted people back to shops

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RNIB Scotland's response to Scottish Parliament inquiry into drop in footfall.

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LEGO and RNIB parliamentary event explains the power of braille bricks to more than 60 MPs

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More than 60 MPs attended our parliamentary drop-in event, in partnership with LEGO, where we explained how LEGO Braille Bricks are helping children and young people with vision impairment develop braille literacy skills.

‘Enough is enough’ – RNIB says it’s time to improve accessibility of streaming services for viewers with sight loss

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The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) says that blind and partially sighted people are tired of waiting, and now is the time for Government to stick to their word in improving the accessibility of video on demand (VOD) services.

According to the Media Nations 2021 Report published by Ofcom in September last year, nearly half of UK adults consider VOD services, such as ITV Hub, BBC iPlayer, All4, Now TV and Disney+, their main way of watching TV and film content.

‘It’s just not cricket’ – RNIB and Frimley Phoenix Cricket Club join forces to hand in petition calling for amends to Elections Bill

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Yesterday, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and members of the Visually Impaired (VI) Frimley Phoenix Cricket Club handed in a petition to the office of Michael Gove in his constituency of Surrey Heath.

Over the course of eight weeks, RNIB has been running a petition as part of the #BlindVotersCount campaign calling on the Secretary of State not to take away the guarantee of a vote “without any assistance” for voters with sight loss, which was lost in the original drafting of the Elections Bill.

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