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A survey of the social activity of blind and partially sighted young people

This is a report commissioned by RNIB to investigate the experiences of blind and partially sighted young people in using social networking sites and mobile phones.

The research is part of a broader, longitudinal project which follows the transition journey of a number of young people as they move from compulsory education into further education, training and employment.

This report primarily focuses on data collection conducted in summer 2011, through telephone interviews with the participants recruited into the project. These interviews focussed specifically on the young people’s experiences of using internet-based social networking sites and also of mobile phones.