Three years ago, when Joy from the council’s Rehabilitation team gave me a guide cane, I took it and thanked her, and later, when I was finally alone, I cried. Of course I cried. I have a white stick! I must be properly blind — even blinder than I thought!
Children are wonderful in many ways. But growing up is difficult, and doing it with no or limited sight is even more difficult. If you're the primary caregiver for a blind and partially sighted child, you might not know where to start to help your child to develop all the early life skills that other children might be able to use their sight for.
Living Paintings is a charity that produces "Touch to See" books for blind and partially sighted people of all ages. It is a free library service which has an ever-growing range of audio and tactile books for blind and partially sighted people of all ages.
When Dianne Woodford realised she had lost her sight overnight at the age of 38, she realised how easy it would be to fall into despair. But little by little, she picked herself up and found ways to rediscover the joy of living.
Natwest have worked with RNIB to develop their mobile banking app, making it more accessible to blind and partially sighted people so they can manage their money, maintain confidentially and retain independence.