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    Why we made #HowISee - by author Harriet Lane


    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!

  • A new comedy show explores sight loss in a new way


    A Poke in The Eye - a new comedy show by Georgie Morell

  • #HowISee with light perception


    This blog is all about how I can see, and the advantages this gives me as a blind person.

  • Access All Areas for Guide Dogs: Charlotte's trip to Parliament


    A few months ago, Connect member Charlotte Stephenson and 120 other Guide Dog Owners lobbied in Parliament in support of the Access All Areas campaign by Guide Dogs.

  • Activities you can do with your blind or partially sighted child


    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.

  • Getting back into art, and art appreciation, when you have sight loss


    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.

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    My Sight Loss Journey – A Diabetic’s Tale


    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.

  • Confessions of an ordinary runner: 9 things they don't tell you


    In response to our recent article on guide running, Connect member Kevin Beesting thinks we missed a few tips out. Here's his unique take on the joy of running.

  • Natwest accessible banking app

    Natwest have made their banking app more accessible


    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.

  • One dad’s experience of his daughter’s vision impairment


    Every parent wants to hear that everything is ok when their baby is born. Sadly, that isn’t always the case.

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