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  • Illustration showing the figure 150 and some confetti

    Happy Anniversary RNIB!


    From a well-known yellow bear to a keen gardener, Connect showcases some of your amazing stories as part of our 150th celebrations.

  • Historical black and white photo of an RNIB employment kiosk

    Back to the future


    Dan Fisher, Head of Strategy and Planning at RNIB, explains how the charity’s past has helped shaped its future.

  • Image of Ryan McGrenaghan smiling

    How RNIB is seeing differently


    RNIB has a new look aimed at raising its profile and changing the way the public often perceives people with sight loss.

  • Gareth in a street in Japan, smiling at the camera

    Life with a rare eye condition


    Connect Community member, Gareth Brannigan shares his experience of living with a rare eye condition. Gareth talks about how it affects his vision, his day-to-day life and why it hasn’t stopped him from living life to the full.

  • Image of a cataract operation

    Dear diary, today I got my cataract removed


    Last month Geoff Smith had a cataract removed. Geoff kept a diary of his experience and takes us with him, every step of the way.

  • How I See with Stargardt disease


    “How did you get it?”, “Can you get stronger glasses?”, “Is everything blurry?” These are just a handful of questions Keith Ruston’s asked about living with a sight condition. Keith explains what it’s like living with Stargardt’s.

  • How volunteering changed my life


    To celebrate Volunteers’ week (4 - 10 June 2018), mum of three Tafsila Khan tells us why volunteering with RNIB helped her find a new lease of life after sight loss.

  • A sight loss adviser (also known as ECLO) talks with an eye health patient in her office

    Volunteers help signpost to sight loss advice service


    A new pilot has launched in the North of England to help raise the profile of the Sight Loss Adviser service with the help of volunteers.

  • Woman sat weaving at a loom whilst Queen Elizabeth II watches

    Help us celebrate our 150th


    Since RNIB’s launch in 1868, we’ve seen huge changes in the world for blind and partially sighted people.

  • Women talking over a cup of coffee

    The Big Connection 2018


    RNIB Connect’s annual community-led event, The Big Connection, is running this year from 31 May to 2 June 2018 across the UK.

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