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  • Julian smiling in a grassy field

    The Big Blind Walk

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    This April, Julian Jackson is embarking on the Big Blind Walk to help raise awareness of sight loss.

  • The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Emblem

    What does it take to become a blind skier in the Paralympics?

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    Meet the blind skiing team who are representing Great Britain in the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

  • Marg Verdon steering the ship

    Life on the ocean waves

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    Connect member, and intrepid sailer, Margaret Verdon, tells us about her adventures sailing the trade winds across the world's oceans.

  • “Acting more blind than we are”

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    Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve exaggerated your eye condition? A blind YouTuber from the US addresses this topic and shares his experience in a recent video.

  • "Why has your mummy got that stick?"

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    A new series of films aims to help people understand different sight conditions.

  • Elena Sommers

    The power of fairy tales

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    Connect member Elena Sommers tells us about her ambitions and the recent publication of her fairy tale book.

  • Photo of people sitting down on a plane

    Simple solutions to make air travel more accessible

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    Molly Watt, an accessibility blogger, talks about easy changes airlines can do to make travelling by plane more accessible for people with sensory impairment and other disabilities.

  • Photo of a red UK post box in front of a brick wall

    Awkward but funny sight loss moments

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    You may have seen English TV presenter Richard Osman’s recent Tweet about his amusing encounter. It went: “One of the upsides of being visually impaired is that today I saw a beautiful cat sitting on a low fence, and, when I crossed the road to stroke it, I discovered it was the handlebars of a bicycle.” Well we’ve brought together some of the best replies that you may relate to…

  • Image shows Meagan smiling and sat on a sofa

    If a blind person could do it…

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    Meagan Houle, author of the blog Where’s Your Dog?, talks about an infuriating and patronising line often used by sighted people: “If a blind person can do it, what’s your excuse?”

  • An elderly couple holding hands

    Sight loss: What’s love got to do with it?

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    Daisy and Mervin, both in their 90s, are childhood sweethearts. Daisy was diagnosed with glaucoma at the age of 38. Last year, she lost her sight completely. They share how their love for one-another has helped them cope with sight loss together.

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