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Download Bizzare news - App which tells you when public toilets are vacant   (7.82 MB)

Bizzare news - App which tells you when public toilets are vacant

RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley caught up with blind journalist Paul Bryce for more quirky & alternative news stories from around the globe, including one about an app which lets you know when public toilets are vacant.

Download Jay Forry reviews 'Logan'   (12.98 MB)

Jay Forry reviews 'Logan'

American blind film critic Jay Forry review 'Logan' directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman. Jay is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley

Download Vidar Hjardeng reviews 'Love'   (8.63 MB)

Vidar Hjardeng reviews 'Love'

ItV's Vidar Hjardeng reviews the audio described performance of 'Love' at the Birmingham Rep.Vidar is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley.

Download Pets Corner: Do pets need passports?   (9.68 MB)

Pets Corner: Do pets need passports?

Vet Kirsten Simpson with advice on pet passports, taking your pet abroad and also recognising and treating ticks. Kirtsen is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley.

Download Blind Dave recognised for his charity work   (11.29 MB)

Blind Dave recognised for his charity work

RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley caught up with life-long West Bromwhich Albion fan blind Dave Heeley, who was recently awarded the 'Freedom of the Hawthorn's for his extraordinary fund-raising achievements.

Download Jay Forry reviews 'Patriots Day'   (13.73 MB)

Jay Forry reviews 'Patriots Day'

American blind film critic Jay Forry's exclusive UK movie review, including 'Patriot Days' directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg. Jay is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley.

Download Recognising the symptoms of ovarian cancer   (6.20 MB)

Recognising the symptoms of ovarian cancer

Ovarian Cancer is the 5th most common cancer in women, with around 7,000 new cases diagnosed in the UK each year. RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley spoke with Jess Champion, Ovarian Cancer Action to find out what symptoms women should be looking out for.

Download Do we really need to be eating ten pieces of fruit and veg per day?   (13.71 MB)

Do we really need to be eating ten pieces of fruit and veg per day?

Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick dropped in to RNIB Connect Radio HQ to chat about the stories behind the medical headlines, including a recent headline which suggests we should now be eating 10 pices of fruit & veg per day. She is talking to Simon Pauley.

Download RNIB in your pocket   (5.56 MB)

RNIB in your pocket

Vet Kirsten Simposn with prevention & treatment tips for pets who have swallowed poisonous pellets. Kirtsen is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley.

Download Pets Corner: Symptoms to look out for   (8.37 MB)

Pets Corner: Symptoms to look out for

Vet Kirsten Simpson with prevention & treatment tips for pets who have swallowed poisonous pellets. Kirtsen is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley

Download World Encephalitis Day 2017   (7.00 MB)

World Encephalitis Day 2017

Encephalitis is a swelling of the brain, caused either by an infection invading the brain or through the immune system attacking the brain in error. RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley spoke with Dr Ava Easton from the Encephalitis Society to find out more.

Download Blind Dave Heeley learns new routes   (9.17 MB)

Blind Dave Heeley learns new routes

After his recent family move Dave Heeley and guide dog Seamus have been out and about, learning the various local routes that they will have to negotiate. RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley caught up with Dave to see how it's going.

Download Vidar Hjardeng reviews 'Cinderella'   (5.41 MB)

Vidar Hjardeng reviews 'Cinderella'

ITV's Vidar Hjardeng reviews the audio described performance of 'Cinderella' by Birmingham Royal Ballet. Vidar is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley.

Download Jay Forry reviews 'Moonlight'   (13.06 MB)

Jay Forry reviews 'Moonlight'

American blind film critic Jay Forry's exclusive UK movie review, including 'Moonlight' directed by directed by Barry Jenkins & starring Trevante Rhodes and Naomie Harris. Jay is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley.

Download Bizzare News - The road to somewhere   (7.72 MB)

Bizzare News - The road to somewhere

RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley caught up with blind journalist Paul Bryce for more quirky & alternative news stories from around the globe, including a story about an unfinished German road which angry local residents are being asked to pay for.

Download Vidar Hjardeng reviews 'The Tempest'   (7.63 MB)

Vidar Hjardeng reviews 'The Tempest'

ITV's Vidar Hjardeng reviews the AD performance of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Vidar is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley.

Download Accessible technology - Online shopping   (6.77 MB)

Accessible technology - Online shopping

Madeleine Mann from RNIB's Technology for Life talks about the benefits of online shopping & why it can be beneficial for blind and partially sighted people. Madeleine is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley

Download Blind Dave Heeley gets back on his bike   (9.90 MB)

Blind Dave Heeley gets back on his bike

Blind Dave Heeley is currently training on a tandem bicycle, for one of his most ambitious challenges yet. Throughout 2017 Dave will attempt to become the first blind person to complete every Great Run in the 2017 series. Dave is talking to Simon Pauley

Download Jay Forry reviews 'The Founder'   (14.86 MB)

Jay Forry reviews 'The Founder'

American blind film critic Jay Fory's exclusive UK movie review, including 'The Founder' directed by John Lee Hancock and starring Michael Keaton. Jay is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley.

Download What makes winter hard on our eyes?   (7.56 MB)

What makes winter hard on our eyes?

Optician Serena Kalsi talks about the different factors & conditions which can dry out our eyes during the winter months. Serena is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley

Download What is the ideal small pet?   (24.58 MB)

What is the ideal small pet?

Vet Kirsten Simspon with advice on choosing the perfect small pet. Kirsten is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley

Download Vidar Hjardeng reviews 'La Boheme'   (21.18 MB)

Vidar Hjardeng reviews 'La Boheme'

ITV's Vidar Hjardeng reviews the AD performance of Puccini's 'La Boheme' at the Millenium Centre in Cardiff. Vidar is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley

Download Jay Forry reviews '20th Century Women'   (34.38 MB)

Jay Forry reviews '20th Century Women'

American blind movie critic reviews '20th Century Women' and also 'Fences' directed by Denzel Washington. Jay is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley. You can listen to more of Jay's reviews by visiting his own website www.blinsidereviews.com

Download RNIB tactile maps   (7.79 MB)

RNIB tactile maps

RNIB provide tactile maps & guides to help improve the overall experience for blind and partially sighted people when visiting exhibitions & venues throughout the UK. Simon Pauley spoke to Michelle Lee from RNIB's business solutions to find out more.

Download Accessible technology - Finding things   (6.08 MB)

Accessible technology - Finding things

Do you spend longer than necessary looking for things at home? Madeleine Mann from RNIB's Technology for Life team chats about some of the latest technology, like the Pen Friend labeller, which can help you stay organised and able to keep track of things

Download Bizzare News - Patriotic cat   (8.46 MB)

Bizzare News - Patriotic cat

RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley caught up with blind journalist Paul Bryce for more quirky & alternative news stories from around the globe, including a story about a patriotic cat.

Download Vidar Hjardeng reviews 'The Seven Acts Of Mercy'   (8.24 MB)

Vidar Hjardeng reviews 'The Seven Acts Of Mercy'

ITV's Vidar Hjardeng reviews the audio described performance of RSC's 'The Seven Acts Of Mercy' Vidar is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley.

Download Is it correct that pregnant women shouldn’t take vitamin A?   (14.21 MB)

Is it correct that pregnant women shouldn’t take vitamin A?

Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick dropped in to RNIB Connect Radio HQ to chat about the stories behind the medical headlines. Elizabeth is talking to presenter Simon Pauley.

Download Fraudulent Britain revealed   (8.14 MB)

Fraudulent Britain revealed

Professor Mark Button, Univesity of Portsmouth reveals the most damaging frauds affecting people today in the UK & also advice on how we can minimise the risks. He is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley.

Download Blind Dave Heeley is on the move... literally   (11.88 MB)

Blind Dave Heeley is on the move... literally

RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley caught up with Dave Heeley on the day he & his family were moving house, to find out how the move was going & also what projects Dave has for the new place

Download Vocaleyes - Upcoming AD events   (8.02 MB)

Vocaleyes - Upcoming AD events

Toby Davy, Vocaleyes looks forward to some upcoming AD events, including 'Making Nature: how we see animals' at the Wellcome Collection in London. Toby is chatting to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley

Download Jay Forry reviews 'Gold'   (11.88 MB)

Jay Forry reviews 'Gold'

American blind film critic Jay Fory's exclusive UK movie review, including 'Gold' directed by Stephen Gaghan & starring Matthew McConaughey

Download Braille on the move   (5.70 MB)

Braille on the move

Paul Porter from RNIB's Technology for Life team chats about 'braille on the move' and how it is helping blind and partially sighted people stay independent. Paul is talking to RNIB's Simon Pauley.

Download Early detection of pet illnesses   (8.04 MB)

Early detection of pet illnesses

Vet Kirtsen Simpson with advice on collars, leads & early detection of pet illnesses. Kirsten is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley

Download The importance of good neighbours   (8.00 MB)

The importance of good neighbours

New research from the Eden Projects suggests that knowing your neighbours can have substantial economic benefits to UK Scociety RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley spoke with Edens, Peter Stuart & Tracy Robins to learn more

Download Benefits of RNIB's Talk & Support service   (6.90 MB)

Benefits of RNIB's Talk & Support service

Did you know that RNIB are able to help you with any technology issues you may have? RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley caught up with Madleen Mann from RNIB's Technology for Life team to find out more #HowISee #RNIBConnect

Download The benefits of choosing rescue cats or dogs   (7.51 MB)

The benefits of choosing rescue cats or dogs

Resident vet Kirsten Simpson explains the benefits of choosing a pet who have already had their basic training. Kirsten is talking to RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley #HowISee #RNIBConnect

Download Team Building With Dave Heeley   (6.66 MB)

Team Building With Dave Heeley

RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley caught up with blind Dave Heeley who was in Cumbria on a team building exercise with 160 children from Sedbergh School @waktuchallenge #HowISee #RNIBConnect

Download Kids Clubs For Children With Sight Loss   (6.97 MB)

Kids Clubs For Children With Sight Loss

RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley chats to Lesley Inganni from Action for Blind People. Lesley chats about some of their upcoming kids clubs. The activities are free to attend & highlights include - a boot camp, swimming, archery & skydiving

Download Jay Forry's Movie Review - Sully   (13.97 MB)

Jay Forry's Movie Review - Sully

American blind film critic Jay Forry's exclusive UK movie review, including Hollywood blockbuster 'Sully'

Download Blind Dave Heeley Gears Up For Latest Challenge   (10.61 MB)

Blind Dave Heeley Gears Up For Latest Challenge

RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley caught up with Dave Heeley as he prepares for 'The Great Club Challenge' , which involves competing in 12 major running events in 2017

Download Audio Described Events Around The UK   (6.95 MB)

Audio Described Events Around The UK

Toby Davy, Vocaleyes looks forward to some upcoming highlights from the world of theater and arts, including Matthew Bournes 'The Red Shoes'

Download Does Sight Loss Stop You From Creating Art?   (8.52 MB)

Does Sight Loss Stop You From Creating Art?

RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley spoke with Alan McIntyre, who, despite living with sight loss, regulary attends a visually impaired art club ran by RNIB Scotland. This is his story

Download Disability Is No Barrier For Partially Sighted Law Student   (14.13 MB)

Disability Is No Barrier For Partially Sighted Law Student

Depite being diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) at just 13, Ruby Blyth-Smith hasn't let the condition stop her from pursuing a career in law. This is her unique & compelling story

Download Free Talking Books One Year On   (8.57 MB)

Free Talking Books One Year On

We're celebrating the fact that one year ago, the Talking Book service became a completely free. Robert Kirkwood speaks to Mary Sandling, who is an avid user of the service. #bookschangelives

Download What is RNIB's App Of The Month?   (5.35 MB)

What is RNIB's App Of The Month?

Madeleine Mann from RNIB's Technology For Life Team reviews 'DropVox', which allows users to record voice memos to Dropbox. But is it accessible for people with sight loss?

Download Bizzare News - How to Punish Full Beam Drivers   (7.34 MB)

Bizzare News - How to Punish Full Beam Drivers

Blind journalist Paul Bryce picks out more quirky alternative news from around the globe, inluding a story about drivers in China, who are guilty of dazzling otrher drivers with their headlights, being given a taste of their own medicine

Download Jay Forry's Movie Review - Doctorr Strange   (12.33 MB)

Jay Forry's Movie Review - Doctorr Strange

RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley caught up with American blind film critic Jay Forry for his latest film review, which includes brand new releases 'Trolls' and 'Doctor Strange'

Download Jay Forry's Movie Review - Keeping Up With The Joneses   (12.33 MB)

Jay Forry's Movie Review - Keeping Up With The Joneses

American blind film critic Jay Forry's exclusive UK movie review, including 'Keeping up with the Joneses'

Download Blind Dave Heeley Meets Up With Special Friends   (9.37 MB)

Blind Dave Heeley Meets Up With Special Friends

In 2015 Blind Dave Heeley took on the 'Marathon Des Sables' a gruelling trek through the Sahara desert. Last week he met up with friends he made during that particular challenge. We caught up with Dave to hear all about it.

Download How Does A Young Blind Person Transition From Education To Employment?   (10.83 MB)

How Does A Young Blind Person Transition From Education To Employment?

RNIB recently held their Looking to the Future conference which celebrated the positive transitions of young people with sight loss from education to employment. Giving tips on what works well was Dr Karen Wolfe

Download Amazon Echo Review   (7.05 MB)

Amazon Echo Review

Paul Porter from RNIB's Technology Life Team reviews the Amazon Echo. But is it user friendly for blind and partially sighted people?.

Download Dave Heeley Reflects On The Recent Birmingham Half Marathon   (6.99 MB)

Dave Heeley Reflects On The Recent Birmingham Half Marathon

Blind Dave Heeley recently took part in Birmingham's half marathon, but how did he do? and did he beat his own personal best? RNIB Connect Radio's Robert Kirkwood has been finding outhon. Did he beat his personal best?

Download Upcoming Audio Described Theatre Highlights   (10.29 MB)

Upcoming Audio Described Theatre Highlights

Anne Hornsby from MindsEye looks forward to some upcoming, audio described, theatre shows, including The Glenn Miller story and The Institue

Download Are You A Musician Who Reads Braille? Do You Struggle To Get Music in Braille Form?   (13.23 MB)

Are You A Musician Who Reads Braille? Do You Struggle To Get Music in Braille Form?

RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley chats with Roger Firman, who set up his own company, Golden Chord, to help braille readers find sheet music in their preferred format.

Download Accessibility Advice On IOS Update    (8.02 MB)

Accessibility Advice On IOS Update

Mark Evans from RNIB's Technology For Life Team talks about the latest IOS 10 update

Download What Causes Us To Develop Phobias? And How Do We Overcome Them?   (10.46 MB)

What Causes Us To Develop Phobias? And How Do We Overcome Them?

Phobia expert Lauren Rosenberg with advice on overcoming fears & phobias

Download The Latest 'Bizzare News' with Paul Bryce   (7.71 MB)

The Latest 'Bizzare News' with Paul Bryce

Blind journalist Paul Bryce picks out more quirky alternative news from around the globe, inluding a story about invalid banknotes.

Download Actionnaires Kids Clubs Monthly Update for October   (9.27 MB)

Actionnaires Kids Clubs Monthly Update for October

Lesley Ingani from Action for Blind People looks forward to upcoming kids club highlights

Download Stoptober and How You Can Quit Smoking   (6.30 MB)

Stoptober and How You Can Quit Smoking

Dr Hilary Jones on why the month of October is the perfect time to quit smoking

Download Have You Heard Of The Scrotum Bun?   (8.50 MB)

Have You Heard Of The Scrotum Bun?

Blind journalist Paul Bryce picks out quirky alternative news from around the globe, inluding a story about a 'tribute' scrotum burger

Download The Benefits of Saving Talking Books To Memory Stick   (7.66 MB)

The Benefits of Saving Talking Books To Memory Stick

Paul Porter from RNIB's Technology Life Team chats about the benefits of transferring your Talking Books to memory sticks.

Download The Colcloughs Episode 91   (12.29 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 91

Reenie's counting the days as she prepares to leave Brindley Pots....... so is Cheryl, though few people realise! Connie, cold-shouldered again, suggests working for Wendy

Download Amazon Echo Review   (8.30 MB)

Amazon Echo Review

Paul Porter from RNIB's Technology Life Team reviews the Amazon Echo, which is in the shops now & features voice recognition.

Download The Colcloughs Episode 90   (13.63 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 90

Cheryl's out of sorts after a lonely Christmas... But what is it she's not letting on about? And Mark helps Wendy put some bounce back in her business...

Download Actionnaires Kids Clubs Monthly Update for September   (9.18 MB)

Actionnaires Kids Clubs Monthly Update for September

Lesley Ingani from Action for Blind People looks forward to upcoming kids club highlights

Download Accessible Smart Meters: Universal Design in Action  Paul Coyle, Energy UK Accessible IHD Project Manager and Jason Stevens, Energy UK Smart Metering Project Team, Energy UK   (32.25 MB)

Accessible Smart Meters: Universal Design in Action Paul Coyle, Energy UK Accessible IHD Project Manager and Jason Stevens, Energy UK Smart Metering Project Team, Energy UK

Podcast EpisodeAccessible Smart Meters: Universal Design in Action Paul Coyle, Energy UK Accessible IHD Project Manager and Jason Stevens, Energy UK Smart Metering Project Team, Energy UK

Download  Gadget Mum: Blind-friendly pregnancy and parenting hacks Emma Tracey, Broadcast Journalist, BBC Ouch   (22.21 MB)

Gadget Mum: Blind-friendly pregnancy and parenting hacks Emma Tracey, Broadcast Journalist, BBC Ouch

Gadget Mum: Blind-friendly pregnancy and parenting hacks Emma Tracey, Broadcast Journalist, BBC Ouch

Download Tomorrow's World for the 21st Century Ann Davidson, Scottish Institute for Enterprise   (18.52 MB)

Tomorrow's World for the 21st Century Ann Davidson, Scottish Institute for Enterprise

Tomorrow's World for the 21st Century Ann Davidson, Scottish Institute for Enterprise

Download Including You - Addressing the challenges faced when solutions aren’t based on an understanding of the needs of the user. Gavin Neate, Neatebox   (14.90 MB)

Including You - Addressing the challenges faced when solutions aren’t based on an understanding of the needs of the user. Gavin Neate, Neatebox

Including You - Addressing the challenges faced when solutions aren’t based on an understanding of the needs of the user. Gavin Neate, Neatebox

Download Lowering Barriers, Improving Access. How technology can make transport more accessible. Alan Clarke, Public Policy, Uber   (21.28 MB)

Lowering Barriers, Improving Access. How technology can make transport more accessible. Alan Clarke, Public Policy, Uber

Lowering Barriers, Improving Access. How technology can make transport more accessible. Alan Clarke, Public Policy, Uber

Download Audazzle and the Role of Accessible Gaming Selwyn Lloyd, Co-founder of Audazzle   (15.09 MB)

Audazzle and the Role of Accessible Gaming Selwyn Lloyd, Co-founder of Audazzle

Audazzle and the Role of Accessible Gaming Selwyn Lloyd, Co-founder of Audazzle

Download Transport Systems Catapult and the use of Virtual Reality as an Enabler for Understanding  Jamie Chan-Pensley Principal Technologist, and Martin Pett, Principal Technologist, Alan Nettleton, Senior Technologist, Transport Systems Catapult and John Worsfol   (16.66 MB)

Transport Systems Catapult and the use of Virtual Reality as an Enabler for Understanding Jamie Chan-Pensley Principal Technologist, and Martin Pett, Principal Technologist, Alan Nettleton, Senior Technologist, Transport Systems Catapult and John Worsfol

Transport Systems Catapult and the use of Virtual Reality as an Enabler for Understanding Jamie Chan-Pensley Principal Technologist, and Martin Pett, Principal Technologist, Alan Nettleton, Senior Technologist, Transport Systems Catapult and John Worsfol

Download Augmented Reality and RNIB Smartglasses  Dr Rakesh Roshan Chief Executive Officer OxSight Limited   (25.14 MB)

Augmented Reality and RNIB Smartglasses Dr Rakesh Roshan Chief Executive Officer OxSight Limited

Augmented Reality and RNIB Smartglasses Dr Rakesh Roshan Chief Executive Officer OxSight Limited

Download TechShare Fireside Chat  Autonomous Vehicles: Impact and Opportunity   (20.25 MB)

TechShare Fireside Chat Autonomous Vehicles: Impact and Opportunity

TechShare Fireside Chat Autonomous Vehicles: Impact and Opportunity

Download Creating an Inclusive Experience for all Viewers: Live Audio Description and Integrated Audio Description for broadcast television John Melville, VP Programming and Production, Accessible Media Inc   (16.19 MB)

Creating an Inclusive Experience for all Viewers: Live Audio Description and Integrated Audio Description for broadcast television John Melville, VP Programming and Production, Accessible Media Inc

Creating an Inclusive Experience for all Viewers: Live Audio Description and Integrated Audio Description for broadcast television John Melville, VP Programming and Production, Accessible Media Inc

Download Accessibility: Baking it in as Part of the Fabric of Products Gareth Ford Williams, Head of Accessibility, BBC   (19.29 MB)

Accessibility: Baking it in as Part of the Fabric of Products Gareth Ford Williams, Head of Accessibility, BBC

Accessibility: Baking it in as Part of the Fabric of Products Gareth Ford Williams, Head of Accessibility, BBC

Download Accessible Televisions in the Shops in 2016  Richard Moreton, Chief Innovation Officer, Samsung Electronics   (21.08 MB)

Accessible Televisions in the Shops in 2016 Richard Moreton, Chief Innovation Officer, Samsung Electronics

Accessible Televisions in the Shops in 2016 Richard Moreton, Chief Innovation Officer, Samsung Electronics

Download Technology and Mental Health: Staying Happy and Healthy with Smart Devices Amanda Hawkins, Lead for Counselling – RNIB Group and Robin Spinks, Senior Strategy Manager RNIB   (24.74 MB)

Technology and Mental Health: Staying Happy and Healthy with Smart Devices Amanda Hawkins, Lead for Counselling – RNIB Group and Robin Spinks, Senior Strategy Manager RNIB

Technology and Mental Health: Staying Happy and Healthy with Smart Devices Amanda Hawkins, Lead for Counselling – RNIB Group and Robin Spinks, Senior Strategy Manager RNIB

Download Transforming Braille: The Affordable Electronic Braille Display Neil Heslop, RNIB and Orbit Technologies   (22.86 MB)

Transforming Braille: The Affordable Electronic Braille Display Neil Heslop, RNIB and Orbit Technologies

Transforming Braille: The Affordable Electronic Braille Display Neil Heslop, RNIB and Orbit Technologies

Download Giving Independence: OrCam - An Intuitive Wearable Assistive Device Eliav Rodman, Director of Marketing, OrCam   (17.46 MB)

Giving Independence: OrCam - An Intuitive Wearable Assistive Device Eliav Rodman, Director of Marketing, OrCam

Giving Independence: OrCam - An Intuitive Wearable Assistive Device Eliav Rodman, Director of Marketing, OrCam

Download Maximising access to content through connectivity for education and leisure  Peter Asman, Head of ICT and Regulated Markets, O2   (11.14 MB)

Maximising access to content through connectivity for education and leisure Peter Asman, Head of ICT and Regulated Markets, O2

Maximising access to content through connectivity for education and leisure Peter Asman, Head of ICT and Regulated Markets, O2

Download Campbell Chalmers, Director, RNIB Scotland   (2.02 MB)

Campbell Chalmers, Director, RNIB Scotland

Campbell Chalmers, Director, RNIB Scotland

Download The Colcloughs Episode 89   (13.66 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 89

Wendy is breathalysed on the way to work. Christmas is coming and Cheryl's missing Nev. And Reenie's on the horns of a dilemma as the clinic want her back again.

Download The Colcloughs Episode 88   (13.65 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 88

Wendy picks up the pieces after the break-in at her lock-up shop. Added to that, her stolen stock ends up at The Jolly Potters where appearances prove to be deceptive ... And Sue Pritchard gets her come-uppance as Wendy finally makes her feelings known!

Download The Colcloughs Episode 87   (14.04 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 87

Are Des Mitchell and Sue Pritchard about to stitch up Wendy Colclough good and proper? Will Nurse Collins survive another day at Lowmoor Clinic? And is the landlord at The Jolly Potters about to get more than he bargained for?

Download The Colcloughs Episode 86   (13.71 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 86

Smooth-talking Des Mitchell steers Wendy Colclough into the hands of scheming Sue Pritchard. Is Elaine Steele making landlord Wilf Rushton jealous? And... Who's behind the rave club opposite Wendy's proposed new premises?

Download The Colcloughs Episode 85   (14.33 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 85

Lou gives Wendy a hand on the market stall before heading south. Nev's down in the dumps as Cheryl plans a future alone... And Wilf finds Elaine a little worse for wear!

Download Bizzare News September 2016   (7.51 MB)

Bizzare News September 2016

Simon Pauley caught up with blind journalist Paul Bryce, who has been picking out more unique and quirky stories from around the globe!

Download The Colcloughs episode 84   (14.27 MB)

The Colcloughs episode 84

Lodger Lou Darlington tries to heal the growing rift between Nev and Cheryl. Healthy eating finally reaches the menu at The Jolly Potters, and Elaine has a confession for landlord Wilf!

Download The Colcloughs episode 83   (15.60 MB)

The Colcloughs episode 83

Cheryl's not enamoured with the prospects of a lodger. Elaine starts work at The Jolly Potters, and little Nevvy gives everyone a shock.

Download The Colcloughs Episode 82   (13.31 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 82

Can Jed Cartlidge persuade Cheryl to leave Stoke and go abroad with him? Alcoholic Elaine gets a job at The Jolly Potters and Nev offers a bed to a man down on his luck.

Download The Colcloughs Episode 81   (13.63 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 81

Randy Jed is still pushing his luck with women and work at Brindley Pots. Doctor Redmond pays Nev an unexpected visit, and could Cheryl be off to sunnier climes?

Download The Colcloughs Episode 80   (12.74 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 80

Ray teams up with Jed Cartlidge, a fly-by-night electrician, to sort the wiring at Brindley Pots. Jed - a womaniser - starts flirting with Cheryl. Meanwhile her other half, Nev, appears to have the woes of the world in his shoulders!

Download The Colcloughs Episode 79   (12.77 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 79

Nev, who's suffering from anxiety and depression, talks things over with Doctor Redmond.  Mark tells Gavin Stead exactly what he thinks of his unscrupulous profiteering and Reenie fascinates Ray with a piece of intriguing gossip!

Download The Colcloughs Episode 78   (11.75 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 78

Reenie pricks Mark's conscience over his dodgy property dealings. Wendy worms her way back to Jubilee Terrace. And there's a commotion in the house next door that used to be Bryn's home.

Download The Colcloughs Episode 77   (12.53 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 77

Nev tries to help a squatter and Wendy has her eye on a little lock-up shop to replace the market stall. Could this be the reason she's keen to save money and move back home?

Download The Colcloughs Episode 76   (14.32 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 76

Nev helps Mark sort a mountain of work at his crumbling new house. Reenie pays Elaine another visit to find out exactly what went on with Ray. And has Bernard finally patched things up with his wife and kids?

Download The Colcloughs Episode 75   (13.63 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 75

Alcoholic Elaine gets support in her battle with the bottle... And Bernard gives Sue Pritchard her marching orders - if only life was that simple!

Download The Colcloughs Episode 74   (13.13 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 74

In our soap, The Colcloughs, tonight - Bernard decides to 'come clean' over his double life. Reenie finally tackles Elaine about Ray ... Only after Nev leaves her holding the baby again!

Download Blind Dave Heeley Reflects On Rio 2016   (7.62 MB)

Blind Dave Heeley Reflects On Rio 2016

Blind Dave Heeley caught up with Simon Pauley to refelct on team GB's greatest Olympic performance

Download The Colcloughs Episode 72   (14.33 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 72

Connie suspects Ray's up to no good and takes Reenie aside. Ray takes Elaine to a country pub for a heart to heart - but what's his motive ? And Mark's set his sights on a new family business - COLCLOUGH & SON!

Download The Colcloughs Episode 73   (13.86 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 73

It looks as though Ray's being forced into redundancy.. Mark's new house is falling apart... And Elaine decides that sobering up may help her love life!

Download Bizzare News With Paul Bryce   (7.71 MB)

Bizzare News With Paul Bryce

RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley caught up with blind journalist Paul Bryce for more Bizzare News stories from the four corners of the globe

Download The Colcloughs Episode 71   (14.65 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 71

Elaine still has the hots for Ray! Mark signs for ANOTHER house... And Reenie's spooked by the ghostly sounds coming from next door!!

Download The Colcloughs Episode 70   (14.22 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 70

The latest episode in the lives of The Colcloughs. Ray - alias,Ralph - meets up again with Elaine - alias, Estelle! Recriminations flow over the stapler incident at Brindley Pots. And Mark's dodgy dealings set tongues wagging in The Jolly Potters!

Download American Blind Film Critics Exclusive UK Movie Review   (12.09 MB)

American Blind Film Critics Exclusive UK Movie Review

RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley caught up with American blind film critic Jay Forry for his latest film review., which includes brand new releases 'Suicide Squad' and 'The Shallows'

Download The Colcloughs Episode 69   (13.72 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 69

Reenie is back at work after her Spanish holiday. Connie and Elaine return to a power cut. And sparks fly at Brindley Pots when the faulty electric stapler goes crazy.

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Blind Dave Heeley Erects A Trampoline

RNIB Connect Radio's Simon Pauley caught up with Blind DIY expert Dave Heeley, who has recently been atempting to erect a trampoline for his 3 children.

Download The Colcloughs Episode 68   (13.96 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 68

Reenie and Ray are sunning themselves in Majorca, blissfully unaware that Connie and her friend are staying at a hotel just around the corner... It's The Colcloughs, in Spain!

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Leading Charity Announce Visionary Challenge

The Beacon Visionary+ Challenge aims to inspire businesses, groups and individuals to develop products and services to improve the wellbeing of all people living with sensory impairment. Simon Pauley has more

Download The Colcloughs Episode 67   (12.86 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 67

In The Colcloughs tonight, Mark's property empire grows. Cheryl's counting the hours since she last had a cigarette. And after an uncertain start, Connie and Elaine jet off for some Spanish sun!

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The Colcloughs Episode 66

Nev shows concern for Damien. Cheryl's job at Brindley Pots goes up the spout! And is Elaine getting cold feet over her trip to the sun with Connie?

Download Windows 10 Accessibility   (6.41 MB)

Windows 10 Accessibility

Paul Porter from RNIB's Technology Life Team discusses recent updates and accessibility issues

Download Living With Psoriasis During Summer Months   (10.02 MB)

Living With Psoriasis During Summer Months

Dr Dawn Harper from Channel 4's Embarrasing Bodies and actor and psoriasis sufferer Toby Hadoke discuss living with the condition & helping to ease the condition.

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Are The Public Ignorant To The Pressures Returning Soldiers Face?

David Richmond CBE calls for more help and support for our returning soldiers.

Download Bizzare News With Paul Bryce   (7.76 MB)

Bizzare News With Paul Bryce

Blind journalist Paul Bryce picks out quirky alternative news from around the globe, inluding stories about happiness and a very late road construction.

Download Be Aware Of Ultra Violet Eye Damage And Help Fund Research   (7.13 MB)

Be Aware Of Ultra Violet Eye Damage And Help Fund Research

Did you know that UV rays, on sunny days or being reflected by snow, can damage your eye sight? Allan Russell spoke to Dr Dolores Conroy, Fight For Sight, and Sam Bettis, Vision Direct, to find out more

Download The Colcloughs Episode 64   (14.56 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 64

When Ray refuses to let Connie rain on his parade... Elaine visits the alcohol advisory service... And Mark considers extending his property portfolio...

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The Colcloughs Episode 65

Connie and Elaine plan a trip to Spain, Nev tries to organise a holiday to Wales for the 'hoodies' from Lowmoor... and Cheryl decides it's time she looked for a proper job!

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Saving Money Over Quality Of Life.

The UK's leading sight loss charity, RNIB, has sent an open letter to the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt, calling for improved access to cataract surgery. Iain Wilson spoke to Holly Heath, RNIB Campaigns, to find out more.

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The Colcloughs Episode 63

Elaine Steele sees the doctor over her drinking problem. Mark has pound signs in his eyes again... And Connie lands the cleaning job at The Jolly Potters...

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The Colcloughs Episode 62

Connie urges Ray to take Reenie on holiday... Mark's in a muddle with his mortgage again... And the landlord at The Jolly Potters still can't find a reliable cleaner

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The Colcloughs Episode 61

Bernard discovers Mark's bought his house back. Confused Elaine gets hold of the wrong end of the mop, so to speak! And at Six Towns Building Society sparks fly over the dodgy house auction.

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The Colcloughs Episode 60

After a somewhat dodgy deal, Mark gets his house back again. Elaine Steele, who's hit the bottle, fails to turn up for her cleaning job... prompting her teenage daughter to seek advice from Doctor Redmond.

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The Colcloughs Episode 59

A smoke alarm prevents potential disaster, Connie helps Dawn's mother, Elaine, land a cleaning job. And Mark, who's striving for independence again, gets an offer he should have - almost certainly refused!!

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Sight Loss Organisation Giving A Helping Hand.

Allan Russell spoke to Norma Baillie, founder of Prioriteyes, to hear about the company's work improving the lives of visually impaired people. They have also been nominated for a prestigious national award.

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The Colcloughs Episode 58

Tez Farmer blotches his copybook again! Connie's reunited with her mop and bucket at Lowmoor Clinic. And opportunity knocks for Sybil Hargreaves who takes to the stage at The Jolly Potters for a crack at Karaoke!!

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The Colcloughs Episode 57

Tearaway Terry 'Tez' Farmer shows that while he can't be trusted with money, he does at least demonstrate an artistic streak! Sybil brings Wendy up to date with her love life... And Nev's fuming over a cigarette advert!

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Vets Corner August 2016

Vet Kirsten Simspson gives tips/advice on looking after your dog during the warm weather

Download RNIB Campaigns Update   (7.57 MB)

RNIB Campaigns Update

Libby Rhodes from RNIB chats about their latest campaigns, including their 'See Plan & Provide' which aims to improve vision rehabilitation services in England

Download Actionnaires Kids Clubs Monthly Update for August   (6.64 MB)

Actionnaires Kids Clubs Monthly Update for August

Lesley Ingani from Action for Blind People talks about the current residential activities taking place for blind & partially sighted people

Download The Colcloughs Episode 56   (12.90 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 56

Sybil's worried about her boyfriend - who now finds himself in hospital... Nev's concerned that Cheryl's started smoking again... And is Tez Farmer pocketing the takings from Wendy and Sybil's market stall?

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NatWest redesigns app to make mobile banking easier for blind people

A major bank has redesigned its mobile banking app to enable blind people to use it more easily. With the help of RNIB, NatWest has made changes which will make tasks like transferring money between accounts easier. NatWest’s Miles Hillier had this to say

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Colcloughs Episode 55

Alcoholic mum Elaine Steele embarrasses her daughter. Reenie continues to mourn Bryn. And Stewie and Blodwen return to Australia.

Download What's On For Audio Described Theatre?   (8.07 MB)

What's On For Audio Described Theatre?

Allan Russell spoke to Toby Davey from audio description provider VocalEyes.

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Colcloughs Episode 54

Blodwen and Stewie start to clear Bryn's house. Dawn's alcoholic mother, Elaine, discovers her daughter's been skipping lessons. And after her fling with Bryn, will Reenie and Ray ever be able to patch things up again?

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New NHS England standard set to make health information accessible

It's not something anyone would put up with but for blind and partially sighted people, it's an everyday occurrence. Allan Russell spoke to Hugh Huddy, Stacy Rowe to find out more.

Download Update from Leading US Sight Loss Charity.   (7.50 MB)

Update from Leading US Sight Loss Charity.

Allan Russell spoke to Chris Danielsen from the National Federation of the Blind in Baltimore. Some good news on health kiosks and sub minimum wages being paid to some disabled workers.

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The Colcloughs Episode 52

There's only one question on everyone's lips: will she or won't she? Will Reenie Colclough leave her husband Ray for the bloke next door? Time to find out in The Colcloughs...

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The Colcloughs Episode 53

it's a week since Bryn Davies died of a heart attack, leaving Reenie bereft. Now, at his funeral, she has to face the husband she was going to leave... Elsewhere, Dawn Steele's struggling to cope with her alcoholic mother, Elaine.

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Sight Loss Organisation Launches Astbury Awards 2016.

Vision 2020 UK is a collaborative organisation, working to improve our understanding of sight loss and campaign for better services for blind and partially sighted people. Allan Russell spoke to Mercy Jeyasingham, CEO, to learn more about their work.

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Action Colleagues Conference 2016. Andie Morrow

Eye Clinic Liaison Officers are there at the point of diagnosis, to give advice, support and assistance to those newly diagnosed with sight loss. Allan Russell spoke to Andie Morrow, Northern Ireland, to find out more about her job as a pediatric ECLO.

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Action Colleagues Conference 2016. Miriam Martin

Robert Kirkwood spoke to Action Chief Executive, Miriam Martin, to find out why staff had been brought together in Birmingham

Download The Colcloughs Episode 51   (14.44 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 51

When Connie and Elaine compete for the same cleaning job, Mark turns his hand to a spot of gardening.. And romance reaches fever pitch when Bryn asks Reenie to leave Ray and move in with him!

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Action Colleagues Conference 2016

Lesley Inganni spoke to Allan Russell to highlight some of the fantastic events and support provided by the Children, Young People and Family service.

Download Action Colleagues Conference 2016 Showcase.   (4.83 MB)

Action Colleagues Conference 2016 Showcase.

The University of Birmingham was the location for the conference which brought together departments from across the UK to discuss their work and the future of services for blind and partially sighted people. Robert Kirkwood had a look around the Showcase.

Download Latest news on assistive technology.   (10.06 MB)

Latest news on assistive technology.

Allan Russell speaks to Tristan Parker from E-Access Bulletin. This months issue looks at accessible travel websites, technology awards and much much more....

Download The Colcloughs Episode 50   (13.81 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 50

Good news for Ray, who gets some compensation at last! Mark and his dad appear to settle their differences... And Reenie and Bryn get too close for comfort...

Download Audio Described Theatre Review At The RSC.   (7.16 MB)

Audio Described Theatre Review At The RSC.

Allan Russell spoke to ITV's Vidar Hjardeng for his latest review.

Download Audio Description Isn't Just For The Theatre   (6.00 MB)

Audio Description Isn't Just For The Theatre

Anne Hornsby from MindsEyeArts looked at some top AD shows, touring the UK.

Download Colcloughs Episode 49   (13.68 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 49

Homeless Mark accepts Bernard's offer of a place to stay - though the tragedy of street life returns to haunt him !! - and Wendy decides to diversify... into saucy underwear!

Download Colcloughs Episode 47   (12.79 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 47

Mark wakes up to the harsh realities of homelessness. Bernard's concerned he can't find him anywhere, and... Could tearaway Tez have landed an honest job at last?

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Colcloughs Episode 48

Wendy's apprentice starts work on the stall... Mark, who's still drifting, sinks deeper into the mire... And Bernard gets the third degree at work

Download RNIB's 'See and Plan' Report Published   (7.87 MB)

RNIB's 'See and Plan' Report Published

A new report released by RNIB accuses English councils of failing to provide vision rehabilitation support for visually impaired people. Iain Wilson spoke to RNIB's Tara Chattaway to find out more

Download Colcloughs Episode 46   (13.41 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 46

Mark needs a bed for the night... Reenie urges Bryn to look after his heart ( in more ways than one ).. and there's a revelation for Ray when he gets home from the pub...

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Accessible Information From Your GP

RNIB Campaigns are reminding visually impaired people in England & Wales that they can now expect any information on their health condition, or general medical information, to be available in their chosen accessible format. Allan Russell found out more...

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Colcloughs Episode 45

Reenie gives Bryn some timely advice. Mark feels the pinch now his lodger's left him for London... And Bernard, who paid the deposit on Mark's home, isn't impressed to learn his dad's been playing detective...

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Colcloughs Episode 44

Bryn's back from hospital after a scare with his heart. Under pressure again, Cheryl caves in to temptation... and Mark, who's late for a meeting with Bernard, learns a few home truths!

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Blind Music Teacher Shares Her Unique Story

From working with South Wales Police, Anne Wilkins has become a prominent member of musical life. RNIB Connect Radio’s Lynne Morgan paid Anne a visit at her home in Bridgend, Wales to find out more

Download Colcloughs Episode 43   (13.58 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 43

Bryn's in a low mood as Stewie and Blodwen prepare to fly back to Australia.... Feeling down, he drops a clanger with Reenie... And Tez gets a bit touchy over Dawn.

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Colcloughs Episode 42

Tension grows between Ray and Bryn over Reenie... Stewie has a bright idea for Lowmoor Community Centre... And Ray has a suggestion for Reenie!

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Marrakesh Treaty Update

Dan Pecod, RNIB Campaigns manager talks about the impact of Canada's desicion to support the Marrakesh Treaty, which will now allow organisations, like RNIB, to send accessible format books to other organisations around the World

Download Colcloughs Episode 41   (13.21 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 41

Ray's left holding the baby while Reenie has breakfast with Bryn... Stewie visits Lowmoor with Nev - and hooligan Tez Farmer goes missing with lighter fuel and a can of spray paint!

Download Vets Corner July 2016   (6.75 MB)

Vets Corner July 2016

Vet Kirsten Simpson shares some tips to prevent you losing your dog & also about the condition Alabama rot, which is on the rise in the UK

Download New Statistics Set To Improve The Voice Of Disabled People Around The World   (6.72 MB)

New Statistics Set To Improve The Voice Of Disabled People Around The World

It’s hoped disabled people around the world will be given a greater voice once new statistics are gathered detailing the numbers in individual countries who find it’s part of their life. Iain Wilson reports on the latest international survey.

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A Step Forward To Advance The Rights Of People With Disabilities

The European Parliament has approved implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. A move welcomed by disability organisations across Europe, including the European Disability Forum. MEP Richard Howitt had this to say

Download How Accessible Was Voting At The Recent EU Referendum?   (6.85 MB)

How Accessible Was Voting At The Recent EU Referendum?

Many blind & partially-sighted people have taken part in an on-going RNIB survey, describing their experiences during the EU Referendum. Initial feedback shows that there’s still a lot of work to do. Marie Jenkins, RNIB’s Campaigns Officer had this to say

Download Colcloughs Episode 40   (12.94 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 40

Hooligan Terry Farmer continues to harass Wendy and Cheryl... Nev's overdue from his meeting... And Reenie can't understand why Wendy's late for her date...

Download Review of The AD Performance of Dr Faustus   (9.61 MB)

Review of The AD Performance of Dr Faustus

ITV's Vidar Hjardeng's AD review of Dr Faustus

Download Identifying Sight Loss In The Developing World   (7.53 MB)

Identifying Sight Loss In The Developing World

Dr Dolores Conroy, Fight For sight on funding a new app, designed by Dr Andrew Bastawrous, which helps people with preventable blindness

Download Colcloughs Episode 39   (12.53 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 39

Nev looks for voluntary work, Ray gets the perfect present... and Wendy and Cheryl are bothered by a bully!

Download Upcoming Audio Described Theatre Highlights   (10.23 MB)

Upcoming Audio Described Theatre Highlights

Anne Hornsby from MindsEye looks forward to some upcoming, audio described, theatre shows, including The Hobbitt, Mary Poppins & The Mouse trap

Download Colcloughs Episode 38   (12.93 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 38

Reenie and Ray are seeing in the New Year at Jubilee Terrace

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Colcloughs Episode 36/37

Now, in a one-off special, there's a double helping of our soapIt's Christmas in Brindley Bank, and Wendy and Sybil are hoping to pull more than just one cracker in this festive episode, which contains some strong languge

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Guide Dogs Set For Helping Hand From UK Parliament

With more & more Guide Dogs owners reporting they’ve been turned away from restaurants & taxis, because of their dogs, One MP plans to take this to parliament. Helen Honstvet, guide dogs campaigns manager gave us her opinion on the news.

Download Colcloughs Episode 35   (14.49 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 35

Blodwen and Stewie arrive from Down Under... and Connie locks horns with Nurse Collins

Download Colcloughs Episode 34   (13.59 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 34

An imposter visits Cheryl... Peter and Sybil go for counselling... and someone's throwing a party!

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Colcloughs Episode 33

Wendy and Sybil set their sights on the big time! Nev has his day in court... And there's an unexpected outburst from Cheryl!

Download Which Museum Was Crowned Museum Of The Year?   (5.71 MB)

Which Museum Was Crowned Museum Of The Year?

RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell chats to Rachel Browning from Art Fund, to find out who were the winners of this years 'Museum Of The Year' award

Download Canada's Largest Sight Loss Charity Update   (6.96 MB)

Canada's Largest Sight Loss Charity Update

Allan Russell spoke to CNIB Chief Exec John Rafferty to hear about accessible literature, reaching people with sight loss in rural areas and fishing!

Download Colcloughs Episode 32   (13.52 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 32

Sybil gets a lecture from her boyfriend, Wendy returns from showing off some bodywork... and Nev gets the letter he's been dreading!

Download E-Access Bulletin Talks Tech For June.   (9.65 MB)

E-Access Bulletin Talks Tech For June.

The free E-Access Bulletin highlights advances in assistive technology and gives readers the chance to pose questions to each other. Allan Russell spoke to Tristan Parker to find out what's in June's edition of the free publication.

Download RNIB's Clive Gardiner Is Talking Books.   (10.94 MB)

RNIB's Clive Gardiner Is Talking Books.

In November 2015 RNIB's Talking Books service celebrated its 80th anniversary. To further mark this milestone, CEO Lesley-Anne Alexander CBE announced that the service would now be free of charge to visually impaired people.

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Notes On Blindness

RNIB Connect Radio's Alice Glossop chats with the writers & directors of a new film which details the effects of sight loss on John Hull, a leading writer and academic.

Download Colcloughs Episode 31   (13.25 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 31

Mark's press-ganged into finishing Uncle Bill's draft excluders, Sybil's on the horns of a romantic dilemma - but ends up fancying a fella in a photo!

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Colcloughs Episode 30

Uncle Bill's getting a bit friendly advice - whether he likes it ... Or not!

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No Need To Push The Button

Imagine being blind and struggling to find a crossing and activate the green man to cross safely? Smart technology has the answer. Allan Russell spoke to Gavin Neate from NeateBox to find out more about their app that will make this happen.

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Colcloughs Episode 29

Wendy leaves town, Bryn gets a bit too cosy with Reenie and... Connie smells a rat!

Download Dangers of Contact Lenses Coming Into Contact With Water!   (6.19 MB)

Dangers of Contact Lenses Coming Into Contact With Water!

Irenie Ekkeshis has won a Vision Pioneer Award for her campaign to tell contact lense wearers about the dangers of water coming into contact with their lenses. Allan Russell spoke to Irenie about the campaign, her own sight loss and the big win.

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Colcloughs Episode 28

Wendy's alarmed when she overhears a private telephone conversation ... Sybil's boyfriend decides to leave town... AND... Reenie bears her soul to Bryn!!

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Charity Fights For Visually Impaired Parents Rights.

The National Federation of the Blind in the United States is fighting to change State laws that can remove a child from its parents, if the Mother and Father are blind. Allan Russell spoke to Chris Danielsen to find out why.

Download Colcloughs Episode 27   (13.38 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 27

Reenie has one or two health and safety concerns, Ray tries to track down Mark's boyfriend - Bernard, and Peter and Sybil are back together again

Download Great News For Many With End Stage Macular Degeneration!   (7.76 MB)

Great News For Many With End Stage Macular Degeneration!

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH) has become the first NHS hospital in the UK to offer the CentraSight telescope implant for end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Download Colcloughs Episode 26   (13.34 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 26

Reenie starts her new Job... Wendy does a spot of baby-sitting... While Ray's still agonising over his son's decision to 'come out'

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Colcloughs Episode 25

Ep 25 ( June 17 ) At 6.40, The ColcloughsReenie's away for a job interview, Ray sees a physiotherapist... And Wendy gets her marching orders - twice!

Download Vidar Hjardeng's Audio Described Theatre Review   (6.94 MB)

Vidar Hjardeng's Audio Described Theatre Review

ITV's Vidar Hjardeng's AD review of The Wesh National Opera at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

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Glaucoma Awareness in Care Homes

The International Glaucoma Association has commissioned a report into nurses understanding of glaucoma, also known as the silent thief of sight. Allan Russell spoke to Janet Marsden, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) to find out more

Download Colcloughs Episode 24   (14.10 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 24

There's a rude awakening for Mark and Philip, Bernard tries to give Mark some timely advice and Ray's had better days...

Download Eighty Two Year Old Is Unstoppable!   (16.21 MB)

Eighty Two Year Old Is Unstoppable!

Maxine Turkington is living proof that sight loss doesn't have to mean that life comes to a standstill. Allan Russell spoke to Maxine to find out more about her amazing life.

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Colcloughs Episode 23

Wendy decides to move in with Mark and Philip, till she's found somewhere permanent...Philip tells Connie he's gay - and Connie heads off to see Ray with a juicy bit of gossip!

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Campaigning And Legislating For Talking Buses.

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has been working for some time now to have audio announcements installed on public transport, buses in particular. Allan Russell spoke to Chris Theobald, from the charity, and Alan Brown MP

Download Colcloughs Episode 22   (14.25 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 22

Reenie finally admits to losing her job... Staff at the clinic start to feel the pressure .. And Connie decides it's about time she stuck her oar in - again!!

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Are Disabled People Being Properly Supported Into Work?

A new report from the Work Foundation has highlighted failings in government's policies and practices designed to help people with disabilities out of the Welfare State and into Employment. Allan Russell spoke to Cicily Bailey

Download Colcloughs Episode 21   (13.55 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 21

The family gather for baby Charlotte's funeral - where recriminations flow! Nev has some positive news... and the family pledge to make a fresh start!

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Colcloughs Episode 20

In a dramatic episode, which some listeners may find upsetting, baby Charlotte is finally baptised and, on the lighter side, Ray has difficulty shopping for trousers!

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New Vision Pioneer Awards.

The 13th June 2016 will see the inaugural ceremony take place in London.

Download Colcloughs Episode 19   (14.20 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 19

Reenie and Connie head for the baby unit, Cheryl refuses to have her new-born baptised and a distressed Nev tells Ray why the outlook is bleak for baby Charlotte...

Download West Highland Way Challenge For Charity.   (5.72 MB)

West Highland Way Challenge For Charity.

Could you run the West Highland Way in a day and raise money for RNIB Scotland?

Download Colcloughs Episode 18   (13.26 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 18

Reenie tells Dr Redmond to stick his job... Expectant Cheryl confronts the UNEXPECTED... and there are dramatic scenes at the surgery...

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Can A Blind Person Run Independently?

Simon Wheatcroft has worked with IBM to creat a running app to help visually impaired people go running on their own.

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Colcloughs Episode 17

Cheryl's baby's kicking like a kangaroo. Wendy and Mark do some soul-searching - and Ray urges Bryn to give Reenie a night out.

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Colcloughs Episode 16

Nev's concerned for Cheryl's unborn baby, Ray's in reflective mood and Wendy has itchy feet!

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Fantastic Activities for Visually Impaired Kids And Young People.

Lesley Inganni from Action For Blind People told Allan Russell about some fun and exciting events for children and young people, with sight loss. Tons of fun including, Harry Potter tours and Zip sliding

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More Theatre Productions Are Being Audio Described.

Anne Hornsby, from Mindseye Arts Audio Description, joined Allan Russell and talked about a few forthcoming shows like Footloose and Billy Elliott

Download The Sound Of Music, Audio Described.   (6.65 MB)

The Sound Of Music, Audio Described.

The touring show is audio described and ITV's Vidar Hjardeng gave his review of the show to Allan Russell.

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Accessible Home Appliances For Visually Impaired People.

Consumer research charity Rica and the Thomas Pocklington have produced 2 reports on home appliances for older people and those with disabilities. Allan Russell spoke to Chris Lofthouse to find out more.

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Colcloughs Episode 15

Wendy and Sybil return from Spain to sign on... Bryn and Ray have a much needed talk - and there's a revelation for Reenie at the surgery,

Download Royal Shakespeare Company's Audio Described Don Quixote   (1.91 MB)

Royal Shakespeare Company's Audio Described Don Quixote

ITV's Vidar Hjardeng gave his review on the audio described, RSC production of Don Quixote

Download Royal Shakespeare Company's Audio Described Hamlet.   (8.06 MB)

Royal Shakespeare Company's Audio Described Hamlet.

ITV's Vidar Hjardeng gave his review on the audio described, RSC production of Hamlet..

Download Colcloughs Episode 14   (13.79 MB)

Colcloughs Episode 14

Wendy and Sybil sneak off to Spain where they meet a couple of odd-looking Germans. Back home, Reenie's hired a workman to adapt the house for Ray... And Bryn's green with envy when he flirts with her!

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Colcloughs Episode 13

A week's passed since Ray's disastrous booze-up. Bryn feels guilty but insists it wasn't his fault Ray drank too much. Wendy bumps into Sybil, whose come into money... Could a holiday be on the horizon?

Download The Colcloughs Episode 11   (13.86 MB)

The Colcloughs Episode 11

Reenie has to work, leaving Ray home alone in his wheelchair. But his peace is shattered when Connie arrives, with an army of helpers, to re-arrange the furniture. Uncle Bill has a bright idea - and the day ends disastrously!

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Colcloughs Episode 12

Ray reaches breaking point - but insists Reenie has a night out with Cheryl and Connie. Some mates arrive to keep Ray company .. and the booze flows ... !

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Colcloughs Episode 9

Bernard calls on Mark to find he's not alone. Wendy gets a proposition .. And the family re-arrange the furniture for Ray's imminent return ( from hospital ).

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Living Paintings Adds To Its Resources.

The charity which provides Touch To See books and online hubs for visually impaired people of all ages is still growing. More members and more products are the order of the day. Allan Russell spoke to Em Barbar to find out more.

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The Colcloughs Episode 10

Ray, who's now back from hospital, has more visitors than he can cope with. Connie, concerned for Cheryl, pays her an unexpected visit and Reenie tackles Mark over housekeeping money.

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Update From Canada's Largest Sight Loss Charity.

John Rafferty, CEO, of the CNIB told Allan Russell about Vision Health Month and, as it's Summer, what's in store for visually impaired kids and young people at Lake Joe.

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Looking For The Perfect Puppy?

Our vet, Kirsten Simpson, joins us once again to give some advice if your thinking of getting a cute puppy! Allan spoke to Kirsten to find out more.

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Sight Loss Is No Barrier To Success.

Despite battling sight loss through school, Ryan Compton has exceeded his educational attainment expectations and started his own business. Allan Russell spoke to Ryan to find out more.

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Uber And KNFB News From The USA.

The National Federation of the Blind, USA, has new pricing news for KNFB Reader which reads text via smart devices and an accessibility breakthrough with Uber. Allan Russell spoke to Chris Danielsen to find out more.

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The Colcloughs Episode 8

Social services call on Reenie, Mark and Wendy fight over the bathroom - and Ray's tablets mysteriously go missing from his bedside cabinet. Who could have had them?

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Golf For The Disabled Is Growing In Popularity.

The Scottish Disability Golf Partnership supports anyone with a disability to take up the game and offers assistance with coaching and international competition opportunities.

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Strengthen The Law On Guide Dog Refusals!

On the 25th May 2016, the Guide Dogs charity and guide dog owners will lobby MPs at Westminster.

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The Colcloughs Episode 7

Mark returns from his Spanish holiday to find that life at Jubilee terrace may never be the same again. Wendy has her eyes on a man with a Porsche... And why is Cheryl acting suspiciously?

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The Colcloughs Episode 6

Bryn spots an opportunity. Wendy finds herself in a compromising position... And Connie comes to the rescue!

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The Colcloughs Episode 5

Leavin' a new job after only two hours may be a record - even for Wendy! But could she be enticed back? Added to that, Reenie also has work issues. She and Dr Redmond just don't see eye to eye

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Blind Cricket Is Turning 10 Years Old In The UK.

Blind cricket is growing across the UK. You can play for fun or to reach professional international levels. Allan Russell spoke to Adam White, England and Wales Blind Cricket, to find out more.

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Retinoblastoma Awareness, What Is It?

Retinoblastoma is a type of eye cancer which affects children. Allan Russell spoke to Dr Dolores Conroy, Fight For Sight, to find out more about the condition and how treatments and screening techniques are developing.

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The Colcloughs Episode 4

Wendy explores a new line of work in a different type of outfit ! But Reenie hits the roof when she learns she's left the supermarket...

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E-Access Bulletin Comes To RNIB Connect Radio.

A new feature has joined the Afternoon Edition. E-Access Bulletin provides information on a variety of technology related topics, to improve the lives of visually impaired people. Allan Russell finds out more.

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Ballet Gets The Audio Described Touch.

Scottish Ballet are touring with Swan Lake and there are audio described performances across the year. Allan Russell spoke to Miriam Early, Scottish Ballet, to find out more.

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The Colcloughs Episode 3

As Reenie struggles to steady things - with Ray in hospital - Wendy's on the warpath at her supermarket job. But it's not just her boss in the firing-line... So's the sliced bread!!

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Does Sight Loss Lead to Higher Living Costs?

Ongoing research has identified areas of increased financial costs for those with sight loss. Researchers from Loughborough University want to speak to individuals to assist with further investigation. Allan Russell spoke to Katherine Hill.

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Breakthrough In The Treatment Of Cataract

Cataract removal is the most common eye procedure but it can have post surgery complications. Research Funded by Fight For Sight, could help eradicate this problem. Allan Russell spoke to Dr Dolores Conroy, and Dr Michael Wormstone.

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The Colcloughs Episode 2

The consequences of Ray's accident start to sink in. Will he ever walk again? The damily searches for answers when they pay him a visit.

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The Colcloughs Episode 1

The Colcloughs get together for Mark's 18th birthday bash. His dad, Ray, insists on going to work... But should he have stayed at home?

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The Colcloughs Are Almost Here!

The RNIB Connect Radio family is growing and we have a dramatic new arrival coming on Monday, the 16th of May. Allan Russell spoke to, Mike Hopwood, the man behind the soap

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ITV's Vidar Hjardeng Audio Description of Hamlet

Insight's Allan Russell spoke to ITV's Vidar Hjardeng to get his review on the audio described performance of Hamlet.

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Macular Society on their Aardmen movie with Mac

Macular Society on their Aardmen movie with Mac, to help with understanding Macular Degeneration for all ages.

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Lesley Inganni, Actionnaires activity update.

A fun packed month of free activities for May from actionnaires

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NHS England Improve Information For Visually Impaired People.

Why, if you are blind or partially sighted, should you be happy to receive information and letters from your health professionals in an accessible format? Allan Russell spoke to Marie Jenkins from RNIB Campaigns to learn more about the Need It To Read It

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Thinking Of Taking Your Dog Abroad?

Our vet, Kirsten Simpson, tells us all about how to get a passport for your dog and some nasty bugs to look out for when taking your four legged friend abroad? Allan Russell spoke to Kirsten to find out what's involved.

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Can A Blind Person Play Golf?

The answer is Yes and there are blind golf associations around the globe. Our very own Roger Cole has taken up the game and chats about the English Blind Golf Association.

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Breakthrough In Understanding Cause Of LCA.

The Charity Fight For Sight has been funding research into the sight loss condition Leber's congenital amaurosis. Allan Russell spoke to Dr Dolores Conroy, from Fight For Sight, and Prof Mike Cheetham, (Institute of Opthalmology) - UCL,to find out more.

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Important Are Eye Donations In The UK

Research shows that when it comes to donating our organs after death, we don't want to give up our eyes. Dr Dolores Conroy is from the charity Fight For Sight and tells Allan Russell how important these donations can be.

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Audio Described Mary Poppins On Stage.

The classic tale is touring the UK and ITV's Vidar Hjardeng spoke to Allan Russell to give his review of the audio described performance at the Birmingham Hippodrome

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Audio Described Theatre And Japanese Art.

From Tom Jones The Musical to an exhibition of Oriental Art, Mindseye Arts provides audio description for many touring productions and arts venues. Allan Russell spoke to Anne Hornsby, from Mindseye, to find out what's on offer at the theatre.

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Sight Loss Charity Promotes Science.

The National Federation of the Blind in the USA are hosting STEM, Science-Technology-Engineering-Maths, projects for young blind and partially sighted people. Allan Russell spoke to Chris Danielsen to find out more.

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Smarter Than The Average Smart Device!

Smart phones have made huge differences to the lives of people with disabilities, allowing them to participate more and more in everyday life at the touch of an accessible touch screen. Allan Russell spoke to Gavin Neate, to find out more.

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Canada Takes Another Step Towards A Disabilities Act.

Donna Jodhan spoke to Allan Russell to update us on the progress of work being done to create and implement a Canadian's With Disabilities Act.

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Sight Loss Organisation Secures Vital Funding.

Vision 2020 UK is an organisation that brings together sight loss charities, professionals and government departments to improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people. Allan Russell spoke to their Chief Exec, Mercy Jeysingham, to find out more.

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Audio Described Opera Review.

ITV's Vidar Hjardeng joined Allan Russell to give his review on the audio described performance of Così fan tutte by Opera North

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Who Do You Think You Are? Part 2

More and more people are starting to research their family tree, looking back through their ancestry, to learn more about where they came from and who their distant relations were. Allan Russell went along to the Mitchell to speak to some of the staff.

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Who Do You Think You Are? Part 2

More and more people are starting to research their family tree, looking back through their ancestry, to learn more about where they came from and who their distant relations were. Allan Russell went along to the Mitchell to speak to some of the staff.

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Who Do You Think You Are? Part 1

More and more people are starting to research their family tree, looking back through their ancestry, to learn more about where they came from and who their distant relations were. Allan Russell went along to the Mitchell to speak to some of the staff.

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Exhibition For People With Sight Loss Comes To Scotland.

Sight Village 2016 has started it's tour around the UK, highlighting new technology and services for people with visual impairments. It all begins in Edinburgh and Allan Russell spoke to Karen Easthope, from Queen Elizabeth College, to find out more.

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Science Fiction Is Science Fact.

The Argus II Retinal Implant can give people with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a type of vision. Allan Russell spoke to Keith Hayman, a recipient of the prosthesis, and found out what a difference the implant has made to his life.

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RNIB Scotland Helps People Of All Ages With Sight Loss.

The charity has 2 groups to help younger people who have sight loss. Haggeye is for 12-25 year olds, Haggeye Jnrs is for 5-12 year olds, Allan Russell spoke to Elizabeth Millar and Jill Hendry.

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Monthly Update From Canada's Largest Sight Loss Charity.

John Rafferty is the Chief Exec of the CNIB and joined Allan Russell to discuss the charity's strategy, a rare and misunderstood sight loss condition and some new Braille technology.

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Audio Described Theatre And Musicals.

Tom Jones The Musical and Chitty Bang are just 2 of the shows that Mindseye are audio describing as they tour the UK. Allan Russell spoke to Anne Hornsby to find out more.

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Disability Charity And World Bank Team Up.

A collaboration between LC Disability and The World Bank aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities, around the globe. Iain Wilson spoke to Nick Corby, LC Disability, and Karmen Nonait, World Bank, to find out how the partnership will work.

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New Test To Detect Early Stage Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

The charity Fight For Sight is funding research into the detection of early stage AMD. The earlier a condition can be diagnosed, the better the chances for treatment. Allan Russell spoke to Dr Dolores Conroy, Fight For Sight, and Professor Roger Anderson

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More Exciting Activities For Visually Impaired Children And Young People.

Actionnaires Clubs are located around the country and offer a variety of activities, sports and residential breaks for blind and partially sighted children and young people. Lesley Inganni from Action told Allan Russell what's coming up.

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Do Disabled People Have Difficulty Accessing Sport?

The charity Leonard Cheshire Disability has concerns that access to sport and leisure facilities is still difficult for people with different disabilities. Stuart MacKey spoke to Barney Cullum from LC Disability and Ganesh Singh, a blind cricketer.

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Audio Described Theatre Highlights.

Toby Davey from the audio description charity Vocaleyes, joined us for a look ahead to some forthcoming performances and shows, touring the UK, that will be described for visually impaired visitors.

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Sporting Charity Helps Visually Impaired People Go Running.

British Blind Sport has launched a new online database to pair up sighted and visually impaired runners, of all abilities.

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Tourism Must Be More Accessible.

A recent survey in the UK highlighted concerns around accessibility for visitors with different types of disability and sensory impairment. Stuart MacKey spoke to Tim Gardner from Tourism For All to discuss the results and how things can be improved.

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Sentencing For Attacks On Assistance Dogs Clarified

Laws and sentencing directions have been outlined in order to tackle the rising numbers of attacks on assistance dogs. Chris Theobold is from the charity Guide Dogs and told Stuart MacKey how these attacks can have devastating effects on service animals

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Vet's Corner Is Here To Answer Your Pet Health Questions

Kirsten Simpson joins the Afternoon Edition every month to give us top tips on looking after your pets and will answer any questions you have about your furry, feathered or scaly friends.

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RNIB Wins PIP Campaign

RNIB is hailing the success of their long running campaign to save PIP from proposed changes, by the Government. Hear how RNIB members use their voices to reverse a move that could have had major consequences for their finances. Iain Wilson reports.

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RNIB Responds To U-Turn on Personal Independence Payment Cut.

The UK’s largest sight loss charity has given a statement on the reversal of proposed cuts to a vital disability payment. Allan Russell spoke to Geoff Fimister, RNIB Campaigns team, to get the response from RNIB.

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More New Publications From Living Paintings.

The charity has touch to see books for all ages and interests, as well as new online hubs for members to get involved in. Em Barber from the charity told Allan Russell what's new for March.

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NFB And Amazon Working Together.

The National Federation of the Blind, USA, are collaborating with Amazon to improve access to literature for visually impaired students. Allan Russell spoke to Chris Danielsen from the charity.

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A Musical Fundraiser For RNIB.

Students from Caledonian University, in Glasgow, are putting on an accapella musical event to raise funds for the UK's largest sight loss charity. Allan Russell spoke to Christine Spahni to find out more

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Birmingham's Hippodrome Hosts National Conference On Audio Description.

Audio description is a way of delivering information, via headphones, to a visually impaired person when they attend the theatre or other arts venues. Allan Russell went along to find out more.

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March 12th 2016 Is Disabled Access Day.

Opening up venues and showing that disabled people can enjoy visitor attractions, nights out and social activities is what it's all about. Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Kikki MacDonald from Euan's Guide to find out more.

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Paralympics Rule Change Sparks Concern.

A rule change which affects visually impaired dressage riders has sparked safety and equality concerns. Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Craig Spence, International Paralympic Association, and Veritty Smith, dressage rider to find out more.

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No Smoking Day Is Good For Your Eyes.

Losing your sight isn't something we immediately think of when we talk about smoking but it has a direct link to sight loss. Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Dr Dolores Conroy from the charity Fight For Sight, to find out how smoking attacks the eye.

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Blind Children UK's Concerns Over Habilitation Provision.

A national children's charity has published a report into the postcode lottery of habilitation services for blind children in England. Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Richard Leaman, Chief Executive of BCUK, and Clare Waite, mother of a blind toddler.

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Research Funding Into Glaucoma.

It's World Glaucoma Week and Insight Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Dr Dolores Conroy, Fight For Sight, to find out what research the charity is funding into the condition that is one of the world's leading causes of blindness.

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Fun And Learning For Visually Impaired Kids And Young People.

Lesley Inganni, from Action, joined us for a look at some forthcoming fun events and residential weekends for blind and partially sighted children and young people. Insight's Allan Russell found out more.

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British Blind Sport Offers Services In Scotland.

A grant from the Postcode Lottery Trust will allow BBS to extend its sport and leisure services into Scotland. Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Ian Carr to find out what's on offer.

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Brussels Moves On Web Accessibility

A collaborative research project, funded by Fight For Sight, has found a new cell mutation that could herald new hope for people suffering from conditions that affect the retina. Dolores Conroy and Prof Chris Inglehearn told us more.

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More Audio Describe Theatre Highlights.

Anne Hornsby from Mindseye spoke to Insight's Allan Russell about some forthcoming audio described theatre highlights and news on the 2016 Audio Description Association's Conference

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New Funding To Assist Disabled People Into Politics.

The Scottish Government has announced new funding to help people with disabilities get their first steps on the political ladder. Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Marc Biagi MSP, Communities Minister, to find out more.

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Could Pavement Parking Be Illegal In Scotland?

Vehicles that park on pavements can prove dangerous for blind pedestrians, those with mobility disabilities and parents with prams. Sandra White MSP is pressing to bring in new laws in Scotland that would make parking on pavements illegal.

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Guide Dogs Welcome By Marriott.

We often hear about guide dog owners being refused entry to places like restaurants or taxis, purely because they have an assistance animal. Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Emma Allen-Taylor from Guide Dogs and Janet Lawton, Renaissance Hotel Manchester.

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Grandchildren Say The Sweetest Things.

It's something that grandparents look forward to, sitting down with the grandchildren and reading a book? Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Graham Cook who, has managed to continue to read to his grandson Edward, with the help of talking books.

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Audio Described Theatre Highlights.

Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Toby Davey from Vocaleyes Audio Description to look at some touring productions. There's Ballet, Hip Hop and a historical tour on offe

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Audio Described Jersey Boys.

Insight's Allan Russell spoke to ITV's Vidar Hjardeng to get his review on the audio described performance of the Jersey Boys at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.

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Blind Cricket Goes From Strength To Strength.

The game of blind cricket is growing in popularity, across the UK, and you can get involved. From beginners to playing for your country, the choice is yours. Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Adam White from England and Wales Blind Cricket.

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Success for RNIB at Scottish Sensory Awards.

The first ever Scottish Sensory Awards took place in February and there was success for RNIB.

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International Sight Loss Charity Has 2016 In It's Sights

Vision Aid Overseas helps tackle avoidable sight loss in developing countries around the globe.

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American Sight Loss Charity Has Legal Success

The National Federation of the Blind in the USA has just run it's annual Washington Seminars where members get to highlight issues, around sight loss, to their elected representatives. Insight Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Chris Danielsen from the NFB

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What's Canada's Largest Sight Loss Charity Up To?

Insight Radio's Allan Russell spoke to John Rafferty, CNIB Chief Exec, to find out what's new in rehabilitation, summer camps for visually impaired children and young people, as part of our monthly catch up with the Toronto based charity.

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Could You Go Blind For Charity?

Royal Blind are launching their annual awareness week to raise funds for the services, including the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh. One of the challenges is to see if you can survive for just one day blindfolded. Insight's Allan Russell finds out more

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Sports Charity Celebrates Agincort22 With Accessible Archery.

British Blind Sport has teamed up with Agincort22 600 to celebrate the great battle that saw the long bow deliver a decisive victory for Henry VIII. Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Lyndsey Hollands to find out more

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You're Never Too Old To Study.

Simon Goodall had a successful career as a Paralympian, representing Great Britain. He's decided that it's time for a change. Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Simon to find out why he's chosen the Royal National College for the blind in Hereford.

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New Guidelines For Sight Loss Tests.

Vision 2020UK and the College of Ophthalmologists has created quality guidelines for diagnosing sight loss in patients with dementia. Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Matt Broom from Vision 2020Uk to find out more.

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RNC’s Forthcoming Events For Blind Students

Insight Radio's Allan Russell chats to Tim Broome from the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford & also to student Lewis Smith about upcoming events for prosepctive visually impaired students

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Fun Activities And Events For Visually Impaired Children And Young People.

Lesley Inganni, from Action For Blind People, joined Insight's Allan Russell to look at some fun activities through the Actionnaires clubs and residential breaks for children and young people

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Panto Season Comes To An End.

ITV's Vidar Hjardeng gave his reviews on the audio described performances of Aladdin and The Snowman which were showing at the Birmingham Rep and Birmingham Hippodrome. He spoke with Insight's Allan Russel

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Forthcoming Audio Described Theatre From Vocaleye

Toby Davey, from audio description providers Vocaleyes, joined Insight's Allan Russell to look at some touring performances with audio description.

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Concern Over New Study Into Sight Loss And Depression

A new study has uncovered worrying new evidence that eye clinics are missing crucial signs of depression in patients being diagnosed with sight loss. Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Chris & Paul to find out more

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An Insight Into RNIB's Loughborough College.

Alice Glossop went along to the specialist college for visually impaired people and those with learning disabilities. We hear from one of the teachers and a former pupil, now working at the college.

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Describing UEB 6 - Style.

Bold and underline can now be shown in addition to italics. We explain how 2 cells are used to indicate which of these type forms is being used and how far it extends. We also cover bullets and asterisks as well as some commonly used accents.

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Describing UEB 5 - Money and Measuring.

The pound sign is now dot 4 l, Euro is dot 4 e and dollar is dot 4 s. We have a new percent sign dots 4-6 followed by a lower J. The new degrees sign is dots 4 5 j.

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Describing UEB 4 - Numbers and Maths.

To help make braille more consistent with print, decimal points are shown using a full stop dots 2-5-6. We explain small changes to math signs and writing fractions.

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Describing UEB 3 - Punctuation.

As with contractions, most punctuation symbols are unchanged. New single and double quote signs, brackets and dash are introduced. We also demonstrate how to write email and web addresses without needing a special computer code.

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Describing UEB 2 - Contractions.

9 Standard English Braille contractions have been retired to reduce ambiguity and improve flexibility. We list these contractions along with examples. Plus, we explain how spaces in print are now always shown in braille.

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Describing UEB 1 - Why Unified English Braille.

Part 1 explores some of the challenges facing braille in the UK and we introduce some of the main benefits of UEB. We are also reminded how to show capitals with dot 6.

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Why Is Giving Up Smoking Crucial For Good Health.

We find out why it's important for our general health and eye sight to give up smoking. Insight Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Dr Roger Henderson and Melanie Holt from the Roy Castle Lung Foundation

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New Research Looks At Extra Costs Of Living With Sight Loss

Loughborough University and the Thomas Pocklington Trust have continued their research into the added, financial, costs associated with living with sight loss. Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Katherine Hill from Loughborough University.

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More Audio Described Theatre And Museum Highlights.

We look at some forthcoming audio described theatre productions, including The Body Guard, and an amazing digital interaction museum tour. Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Anne Hornsby from Mindseye Arts.

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American Charity Offers Scholarship To Visually Impaired People.

No matter where in the world you live, if you are blind or partially sighted, you can apply for a scholarship to advance your employment prospects. Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Elizabeth Schmidt to find out more.

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Golf Opportunities For Visually Impaired People In Scotland

The Scottish Disability Golf Partnership has announced events for it's 2016 season. There are events for established golfers and those who haven't picked up a club before. Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Jim Gales, from SDGP, to find out more

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Living Paintings Wants To Get You Reading

Living Paintings is a charity that produces touch to see books and online hubs for blind and partially sighted people of all ages. They've also launched book clubs around the UK. Insight's Allan Russell found out more.

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Update From America's Largest Sight Loss Charity

The NFB joined us for their monthly news update from the states. Insight's Allan Russell spoke to Chris Danielsen to find out more on the Washington Seminars and the battle to grow the American's with Disabilities Act

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Disability Charity Helps Undergraduates Win Paid Internships

Charity, Leonard Cheshire, is inviting applications from disabled graduates who are looking for paid internships this summer. Insight's Alice Glossop found out more.

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Can A Blind Person Audio Describe Art?

Toby Davey from audio description provider Vocaleyes speaks to Lisa Squirral, who despite being blind herself, delivers described tours of works of art at the Tate.

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Inclusion Scotland Concerned About Scrapping Of Disabled Students Allowance

The Westminster Government has announced plans to scrap the Disabled Students Allowance which provides extra funding to aid students with additional needs through their Further Education studies. Allan Russell spoke to Bill Scott from Inclusion Scotland

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Blind Or Partially Sighted? Ever Thought Of Sailing?

A sailing charity is looking for visually impaired people to get out on the water, sailing around the Cornwall coast. Insight's Allan Russell Spoke to Will

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Feast Your Eyes And Raise Funds For Vision Research

The charity Fight For Sight has teamed up with Stephen Edwards, winner of Master Chef The Professionals, to raise funds for sight loss research.

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EU Breakthrough In Public Sector Website Accessibility

The European Parliament has taken a significant step forward in legislating for all public sector websites, throughout the member states, to be accessible for persons with disabilities. Georg Von Harrach spoke to MEP Dita Charanzova, who lead the changes

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100% Optical Event For Sight Loss Professionals.

The Excel in London will be the location for a dedicated Exhibition on sight loss research and technology. Fight For Sight, who fund research in the UK will be present and launching their Blink Wink Think campaign. Allan Russell finds out more.

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Breakthrough In Rare Eye Condition.

The charity Fight For Sight is funding research into a sight loss condition called Leeber's Congenital Amarosis. The rare condition is being researched at Moorfields hospital in London. Insight's Allan Russell found out more.

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Download RNIB Scotland Wants Your Help With Campaigns And Direction   (7.15 MB)

RNIB Scotland Wants Your Help With Campaigns And Direction

The UK's biggest sight loss charity gives members and non members the chance to help the organisation shape it's direction and service provision.

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Download Can A Blind Person Independently Navigate The London Underground   (8.94 MB)

Can A Blind Person Independently Navigate The London Underground

The Royal London Society for the Blind, Google and Transport For London have teamed up to create a solution that uses existing technology that will help blind people move around the Tube network.

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US Marine Battles Back After Suicide Bomb Attack.

Scott Smiley's life changed forever after a suicide bomber detonated a device in front of him.

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Can Technology Help Combat Hate Crimes?

Mothab Khan has created a free app which can help in the battle against Hate Crimes and Anti Social Behaviour.

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What Happens To A Guide Dog When It Retires?

Allan's guide dog Troy is about to retire and he spoke to Lynne Docherty from the charity to find out what happens to the faithful companions when it's time to hang up their harness

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RNIB Scotland Supports High School Students On The Career Path.

Looking To The Future provides advice, support and mentoring to visually impaired students, in Scotland, as they prepare for the pathway to employment.

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Technology Is Improving Independent Mobility For Visually Impaired People.

The charity Guide Dogs and Microsoft are working on the Cities Unlocked project, using wearable technology to give greater independent mobility to blind people.

Download Being Blind Doesn't Mean You Can't Be A Successful Entrepreneur   (11.78 MB)

Being Blind Doesn't Mean You Can't Be A Successful Entrepreneur

Jim Stovall has his own media company, has written novels, made Hollywood movies and received one of the USA's highest civilian honours from the President.

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RNIB Scotland Wants More People Using Technology.

The UK's leading sight loss charity has launched the ON Line Today project to offer free training to visually impaired people on devices like smart phones, tablets and laptops.

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Trekking The Sahara For Guide Dogs.

Freddie might still be at primary school but he knew exactly how he wanted to raise funds for the sight loss charity.

Download Can Visually Impaired People Do Extreme Sports And Activities?   (9.58 MB)

Can Visually Impaired People Do Extreme Sports And Activities?

His company Extreme Dreams, provides details of organisations that will allow blind and partially sighted people to get the adrenalin pumping.

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What Are Buddy Dogs?

The charity Guide Dogs has a new service, providing Buddy Dogs.

Download First Bus Trials Talking Buses In Leeds.   (7.03 MB)

First Bus Trials Talking Buses In Leeds.

On board audio announcements on buses can make a huge difference to visually impaired commuters.

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Download What Is The Afternoon Edition?   (377.62 kB)

What Is The Afternoon Edition?

Find out more about Insight Radio's afternoon programme hosted by Allan Russell.

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