Whether you’re affected by sight loss are blind or partially sighted or know someone who is this is your podcast. Your voice, your stories, your lives!
Craic On, produced by RNIB in Northern Ireland, features a rich mix of local voices and local stories of local people affected by sight loss. We have different themes each episode and welcome any and all input and ideas from you our listeners!
The Craic On podcast (formerly Sound Vision Online) joins a growing family of other great RNIB podcasts which includes The Weekly Connect, Tech Talk and Read On Air.
John was working as a bookkeeper in Dublin when he realised he was going to lose more of his sight due to Retinitis Pigmentosa, and stumbled across the idea that he could retrain as a physiotherapist. He now runs his own practice in Derry/Londonderry and has a few words of wisdom to share in getting to grips with changes to your life due to sight loss.
John says "It's by doing things, just doing something, that helps you through the grief of losing sight - whatever opportunities come up to you, take them."
"Embarrassment is not a life threatening condition. It's uncomfortable, but it gets easier... Gaining confidence takes practice"
If you would like to speak to someone about your sight loss you can call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999.
If you’re blind or partially sighted, our Employment service can provide specialist support and advice to help you find work or to stay in your job if your sight deteriorates.
The Eye Work Too project is a unique initiative, offering life-changing opportunities for blind or partially sighted people to maximise their long term employment potential. An eight-week programme of activities, training and support, is tailored to each participant’s individual needs and abilities, prior to an optional 12-week paid work placement.
For further information on our Eye Work Too Programme or to arrange an informal chat with one of our Eye Work Too team, please get in touch. Telephone 0303 123 9999 or email [email protected]
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