Best of Connect

  • Looking on the bright side

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    Last year, 22 year old Alexandra Lucas lost her sight to a rare condition called Devic’s disease. Alexandra shares her story about how she first came to have Devic’s disease and her plans for what’s next.

  • RNIB and the Bank of England work together on the new accessible bank notes

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    Shopping just got brighter for people living with sight loss, following the announcement that the Bank of England is due to bring in new bank notes this year, which incorporate features to help blind and partially sighted people better navigate their notes.

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    Narrator talk

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    Veteran narrator Madeleine Brolly on her love of the world of Talking Books with New Books’ Kim Normanton

  • Your summer must-read

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    Talking Books host Robert Kirkwood reviews 'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman

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    Getting life back on track

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    In 2009 Imran Aktar suddenly lost his sight when his retina detached. His journey to regain his independence was tough, but he’s never looked back.

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    Music success

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    Nicki Kelly is a partially sighted singer-songwriter from Birmingham. She founded The VIP Project after noticing a lack of activity in her area for young people interested in pursuing music careers.

  • Local society profile: Dorset Blind Association

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    We all know the value of groups in the community. These often small but mighty local societies provide invaluable local support to blind and partially sighted people. We’re here to highlight the excellent work being done up and down the country.

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    Junior's a knockout at martial arts

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    Junior was born at 32 weeks weighing just two pounds nine ounces. Now four years old, he has just received his first martial arts belt. Junior's mum proudly shares his story.

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    Lynda's blogging tips

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    Lynda, a Connector from Bedfordshire, shares her tips on blogging.

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    My Holiday Blog

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    Ian Beverley shares his experience of travelling with his wife who also has sight loss.

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