Jill has been an important part of RNIB in recent years, playing a key role as a RNIB member in a number of volunteer positions. She will be greatly missed by colleagues and friends here at RNIB.
If you use a smart phone, or tablet, you’ll no doubt use apps. Unfortunately we all know how frustrating it is to come across what sounds like a great app, only to find out that it’s inaccessible that's why we're working to strengthen EU law in this area.
We continue to call for the Secretary of State for Health to instruct the UK regulators (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) to review the use of Avastin for use in the eye. We believe this should happen before any Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) decide to use Avastin to treat eye conditions.
Manchester City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester are in the process of developing the busy Oxford Road area in the centre of the city.
Over the past few months, East Midlands volunteer campaigner, Sarah Leadbetter has been campaigning to improve rail assistance at Narborough train station.
Volunteer campaigner, Steve Hyde accompanied Bath MP Don Foster and Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate, Steve Bradley, on a blindfold walk around Bath city centre as part of our “Who put that there!” campaign on 20 February.
You may have heard that the Government are making changes to Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). We would like to hear from you if you are currently receiving DSA funded support or if you have done so in the past.
RNIB campaigner, Phil Lee met Castle Point MP, Rebecca Harris for a blindfold walk on 13 February to highlight the obstacles blind and partially sighted people face getting out and about.
RNIB campaigners have successfully persuaded Northumberland County Council to instigate an urgent review of its policies relating to street obstacles.
Sunderland campaigners Peter Carling, Elaine Lithgoe and Mary Hewison met with Sunderland City Councillor Michael Mordey and council officers on 12 February to discuss street obstructions in the city centre.