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  • Potato Pancakes


    These make a delicious alternative to traditional pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. They’re great topped with poached or scrambled eggs, and also make a tasty alternative served with soup instead of bread. Spice up your pancakes by adding half a teaspoon of turmeric and one teaspoon of curry powder to the mixture.

  • Driving Experience of a lifetime


    When I was a small boy my father got his first car. I used to sit beside him in the front. He would let me move the gear levers, and I thought: “This is great! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to sit behind the wheel… but I’ll never do it.”

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    Guide dog train travel tips


    I have a large guide dog called Mac, who is 41 kilograms, and I’m six feet three inches tall. When I travel by train, I need the seat next to me to be free for Mac to sit comfortably in safety and not be in the aisle of the train.

  • Touching experience at the British Museum


    I recently visited a new gallery at the British Museum, featuring The Rothschild Collection of Renaissance Artefacts and Art Objects. However, my heart sank when I got there and realised the gallery was dark with glass cases that were lit up.

  • Six ways to get the most out of tech when you travel


    What type of technology should you bring on your summer holiday? We asked travel bugs across the RNIB Connect Community for their top tips.

  • Staying active this spring


    You might have to do things differently as a blind or partially sighted person, but it certainly shouldn’t stop you from getting out and about.

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    My Voice research


    RNIB have recently published My Voice, the largest ever survey of its kind. The report provides a much needed update on the realities of life as a blind or partially sighted person in the UK today.

  • Cycling, cities and going round in circles: Adventures in Europe on a Brompton


    Intrepid traveller Peter O’Driscoll, who is partially sighted, has written a two-part blog about his experiences interrailing and cycling around Europe.

  • How we worked with NatWest to make the first accessible banking app

    The latest NatWest mobile app was developed by NatWest, in partnership with RNIB.

  • Introducing: The VIP Project

    Musicians spanning a range of genres have been imparting the secrets of songwriting to eight lucky aspiring performers in Birmingham.

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