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Our blind chef Ian Jentle cooks something healthy and delicious: Sea Bass fish with vegetables. As usually, he also shares some great cooking tips for visually impaired people.
Wondering what's hot in Corrie, Emmerdale or Eastenders? Jill and David have you covered...
Suzanne Devitt lost sight in a horrific violent attack. Some years later she's come to terms with what happened, and is determined to help and support others struggling with sight loss. #RNIBConnect
Jill Barkeley and Kris Wallace take a tour of some trending stories on social media this past week.
Our Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, has gone to the pictures for the first time since losing sight. Here, she speaks beautifully about the thrills of experiencing an Audio Described film. You can find Maria at www.girlgoneblind.com or on Twitter.
Steven Sutherland lost sight at a very early age due to a complicated heart condition. He struggled through school but managed to keep his spirits high. This young man brims with positivity!
What is the most common cause of visual impairment in children? And what can parents do to prevent, anticipate or diagnose sight loss? NHS Optometrist Craig Colahan joins Jill Barkley on #RNIBConnect Radio to answer these questions.
Jamie quit his job in finance to follow his dream of becoming a stand up comedian. And he is brilliant at it! Find out what he's been up to recently at www.jamie-macdonald.co.uk. Or find him on Facebook at That Funny Blind Guy. #RNIBConnect
Why are bike seats so hard? And some cycling tips for visually impaired people - Maria Johnson, blogger
Jill Barkley went on a spin class... It didn't quite go according to plan... Luckily, our fitness expert Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, has some great cycling tips for visually impaired people. Find Maria at www.girlgoneblind.com.
RNIB Connect Radio's Jill Barkley speaks to Wavertree House Manager Carole Porter about the life changing services that RNIB Carehomes provide. Carole also shares a heartwarming story that she encountered recently.
Our blind chef Ian Jentle shares his recipe for the perfect Spicy Meatballs, topped up with cooking tips for visually impaired people.
Another brilliant story from the brand new issue of the magazine.
Our VI complementary therapist Irene McGarry shares her thoughts on whether eating 10 portions of fruit and veg a day is a realistic target.
When sight loss brings on pressure to succeed. savecancel 0:1315:34 Share on Facebook twitter Google+ As a blind or partially sighted person, do you put pressure on yourself to succeed? Do you compare yourself to the accomplishments of others?
Linda is rounding up the week's news in a way that only she can. It rhymes and it's fun!
Linda is taking us though this week's top social media stories, including a blind man who's proficient at golf despite not being able to see the holes.
Our soap guru joins us after a week's absence to take a tour of what's hot in Emmerdale, Coronations Street and Eastenders.
Research suggests that more and more people are relying on alcohol to be able to sleep. Jill Barkley speaks to the Sleep Council to find out the facts, and to discuss the way visually impaired people are affected by sleeping problems.
Our brilliant fashionista from www.fashioneyesta.com shares her top picks of what's hot this season.
Our visually impaired chef Ian Jentle shares another one of his trademark recipes: Chocolate Brownies. Share and enjoy!
We are joined live by Hannah Watson from Take a Break Magazine with a heartbreaking and inspirational story from the brand new issue of the magazine.
Do blind people see in their dreams? What do they see? What don't they see? Jill Barkley and Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, discuss the ways sweet dreams appear to them and others in the blind community. Find Maria at www.girlgoneblind.com
Our blind therapist Irene McGarry speaks about the dangers of cellulitis, how it can be avoided and what treatment is available.
Linda rounds up the week's news in a way that only she can...
Time for our weekly tour of what's fun and trending on Facebook and Twitter.
Our superstar fashionista from fashioneyesta.com joins us live to speak about an exciting new line of cosmetics. Dandelion extract anyone?
We are joined live by Take a Break Magazine with a touching story from their most recent issue.
Our blind chef Ian Jentle cooks the perfect Cottage Pie. And he makes it in three different variaties, with great cooking tips for VI people.
Born with a severe visual impairment, Ross Wilcock was never told what condition caused his sight loss. Needless to say, he's been through great hardship, but has managed to always keep a positive outlook in life, despite his young age.
Our blind therapist Irene McGarry explains how the skin can highlight certain health conditions.
The lovely Linda summarizes the week's top news. It's funny and it rhymes!
Did you lose confidence in your ability to put on makeup when you lost your sight? Our favorite Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, admits she feels this way. But Jill Barkley comes to the rescue with some great tips!
Our blind fashionista from Fashioneyesta.com met one of the most famous fashion duos on the Internet: Pixiwoo. Find out how it went.
Our blind chef gives a modern twist to a classic dish. Find out what's the secret ingredient that makes his #recipe stand out. Chicken Chorizo, à la Chef Ian Jentle... Delicious! #RNIBConnect
Linda brings her signature flair to the MIC as she rounds up the week's news in a brilliant, funny and witty poem.
Linda and Jill take a tour of the week's funniest stories on Twitter and Facebook.
We are joined by our soap guru David Jorgensen to see what's been happening in soapland over the last week.
Keeping fitness simple when you're blind is always something to keep in mind - Maria Johnson, GirlGoneBlind.com blogger
Fitting some exercise into your day is easier than you think. Just keep it simple and don't use your sight loss as an excuse! Our Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, talks to Jill about her new experience teaching fitness to blind and partially sighted people
We are joined by NHS Optometrist Craig Colahan to speak about glacoma. What is glaucoma, how can it be diagnosed and what treatment is available? Craig and Jill Barkley speak eloquently about one of the most common conditions that causes sight loss.
Alexandra Lucas doesn't know for sure what condition caused her blindness. However, she remains positive about her future prospects and hopes to help others by writing about her experience with sight loss. She speaks to RNIB's Jill Barkley.
Our talented fashioneyesta and Internet star Emily Davison catches up with Jill Barkley to see what gifts are hot this Valentine's. www.fashioneyesta.com
It seems the mad morning rush is forcing people to skip the most important meal of the day – breakfast. Kris Wallace finds out how skipping breakfast can lead to health issues and feeling hungry, tired and unsatisfied.
Our blind chef Ian Jentle cooks a finger licking Jamaica Ginger Cake. Yum! He also uses accessible kitchenware and has some brilliant cookery hacks for visually impaired people.
Alex Grainger joined us live from Take a Break magazine to share an inspiring weight loss story from the brand new issue of the magazine.
Penny Buyks is a talented young baker whose (sweet) career goals suffered a bit of a setback after losing sight. Despite the trauma, she is now back on track and plans to open her own bakery. Jill Barkley hears her inspirational story.
Irene shares her top tips on how to overcome neck and back pain by relying on natural and complementary supplements.
Time to have a laugh as Jill and Stuart look at some of the funniest tweets of the week.
Jill and David take a tour of what's fresh in soapland.
Our brilliant fashioneyesta Emily Davison joins Jill Barkley to offer her top tips for applying makeup as a visually impaired person. www.fashioneyesta.com
Blind chef Ian Jentle shares his delicious tomato pasta sauce. This a quick, easy to make yet very rewarding dish. He also gives some great chopping tips for visually impaired cooks.
Jill Barkley catches up with Tony Coffey ahead of his Glasgow Comedy Festival debut. He speaks frankly about his career, about dealing with sight loss and about… why he thinks he's a plastic owl…
Jill is joined live by Take a Break editor Hannah Watson, here to read a brillian story from the new issue: 'My Big Fake Wedding'
Despite being blind and having Asperger's, Jonathan Green has overcome career letdowns and depression by dedicating himself to music.
Irene McGarry shares the secret to a natural, fresh and beautiful smile.
Always a good laugh, here's our weekly round up of what's been trending last week on Facebook and Twitter
Our brilliant David Jorgensen rounds up the hottest plot-lines in Corrie, Emmerdale and Eastenders
Learning how to cope with the emotional feelings and fears of vision loss can make a difference in the life you lead. Jill and Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, talk about their experiences in seeking appropriate support. Find maria at www.girlgoneblind.com
Our fashioneyesta Emily Davison gives her top tips on how to achieve the perfect no-makeup... makeup look. www.fashioneyesta.com. Also take a look at Emily's new venture, www.fashionabilitychannel.com
Donna Smiley brings a story from the brand new edition of Take a Break Magazine, out on shelves now.
Our soap guru David Jorgensen is joining Kris Wallace on a tour of what's hot in Corrie, Emmerdale and Eastenders.
Our brilliant blind complementary therapist Irene McGarry has some easy to follow detox tips for post winter holidays recovery.
A new project run by RNIB's Nicki Kelly is looking to give eight lucky applicants the chance to spend eight weeks with professional singer songwriters with the aim to improve and showcase the talents of the young VI community. www.thevipproject.com
Do blind or partially sighted people confuse others when they Wear makeup, look stylish, exude confidence, and don't have a guide dog or white cane in hand? Jill and Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, share some of the moments when they didn't "look blind"
Souleyman Bah is a blind runner with Team GB, a motivational speaker and community activist. He made us all laugh when he appeared in BBC Three's short video Things Not to Say to a Blind Person. He speaks to Jill Barkley on the Morning Mix.
Emily Davison is a young fashion blogger, writer and weekly RNIB Connect Radio contributor. She was also chosen by BBC Three to take part in a funny yet informative video about Things Not to Say to a Blind Person. She speaks to Jill Barkley.
Marc Powell is a Paralympian Judoka who is a great ambassador for his disability. He was therefore invited by BBC 3 to take part in a fantastic, funny and informative short video called Things Not to Say to a Blind Person. Jill Barkley spoke to Marc.
Ryan Compton has set up a company to help disabled people get the support and services they need. He was also selected by BBC Three to star in a short video called Things Not to Say to a Blind Person. Jill Barkley has his story.
Claire Lawrence is a blind visual artist from Syston who was chosen by BBC Three to star in a fantastic, funny and informative video called Things Not to Say to a Blind Person. Here, she speaks to Jill Barkley about her life and career.
Spice Queen Veronica Hewins cooks a brilliant party dish: easy to share Samosas
Alexandra Grainger joins us with a beautiful happy ending story from the new issue of Take a Break: "Who will save my little girl?" 10 year old Evie needed a bone marrow transplant and got one just in time.
Our blind complementary therapist Irene McGarry speaks about some of the factors that make us feel a bit low at winter, and recommends some natural supplements that may help.
Elin Williams is the 18 year old behind fashion and lifestyle blog My Blurred World. In this interview with #RNIBConnect's Jill Barkley she speaks about how writing about her issues with sight loss had quite a therapeutic effect.
Our greatest soap connoisseur David Jorgensen from Inside Soap Magazine takes us on a tour of all that's hot in soapland.
Maria Johnson - Do your other 4 senses become more powerful when you lose your sight? GirlGoneBlind.com
"Can you hear or smell better? Jill and Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, debunk the myths surrounding the power of the other 4 senses. Do they become more powerful OR do the blind and partially sighted give them more power? www.girlgoneblind.com
Sherry Ingram instantly lost her sight in a gunshot accident. Despite that, she has found the strength to remain optimistic, move on with her life and build a family . Jill Barkley caught up with Sherry to hear her incredible life story. #howisee
Our Spice Queen Veronica Hewins cooks a classic of Indian Cuisine: Chicken Pakoras
Kim Gregory reads another brilliant feature from the November issue of Take a Break Magazine
86 year old Sheila Donnelly shares her words of wisdom with Morning Mix's Jill Barkley. Despite being blind, and living alone, she brims with positivity. She believes that hardship in life must be accepted, and that, at any age, life is a learning curve.
Annalisa is a successful TV, screen and radio writer who managed to build a successful career despite losing her sight. In this interview, she shares her life story with Morning Mix's Jill Barkley. #howisee #RNIBConnect
Our blind complementary therapist Irene gives her top tips on how to deal with evening fatigue
Linda Raskin rounds up the week's news in a fun and witty poem.
Our weekly tour of what's hot in soapland is out.
After going blind, losing the ability to see the faces of your friends and family can be quite emotional. The absence of facial expressions and nonverbal communication becomes the new normal. Kris Wallace talks with Maria Johnson. www.girlgoneblind.com
Synesthesia is a rare eye condition that jumbles the senses. Blind pianist Bill Skipworth speaks to Jill Barkley about his experience of living with synesthesia and the way he experiences music through colours and textures.
Our blind complementary therapist Irene McGarry speaks about the importance of digestive enzymes
Daniel Howarth, head of Care, Policy, and Care Improvement joined us from Diabetes UK to speak about World Diabetes Day and how the condition can affect people with sight loss.
Do you find yourself justifying your actions to others more than you'd like to? Jill talks with the insightful Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, about things they often have to explain or defend living with vision loss. Find Maria at www.GirlGoneBlind.com
Jill Barkley speaks to Joe Murphy, a former military pilot who lost his sight in a plane crash.
Our super talented Linda Raskin brings your weekly news fix. And it rhymes!
From Toblerone to Trump, Linda takes to social media to see what's been trending this week.
David joined us live from Inside Soap Magazine to take a tour of the latest twists and turns in soapland.
27 year old Latoya Francis is newly blind, has been made homeless and is too ashamed to tell her family that she has lost her sight, as it is deemed shameful within her community. However, she has big plans for the future.
Spice Queen Veronica Hewins shares yet another deliciously spicy curry recipe.
An insightful real life story from Take a Break Magazine about the issue of psychological abuse in relationships.
Blind complementary therapist Irene McGarry shares her tips on dealing with fungal infections.
Our super talented actress Linda Raskin rounds up the week's news in an ever so funny and insightful poem.
The wonderful Linda rounds up the trending stories on Facebook and Twitter. From #brexit to #halloween.
It's that time of the week again when Jill and Mister Jorgensen take a tour of the most amazing stories in soapland.
The loveley Emily joins Jill Barkley to speak about the fashion essentials this season.
Going blind caused George Redhawk to hallucinate, as his brain was trying to make up for the lack of visual stimuli it received. Through sheer ingenuity, he turned to computer graphics to create an artistic representation of the way he saw the world.
Sarah Matthews had a great career and a loving family. However, just a few years ago, a head injury severed the connection to her optic nerves, thus leaving her instantly blind. She speaks to Jill Barkley about how she found the strength to bounce back.
Spice Queen Veronica Hewins joined us live for yet another deliciously spicy curry: Kofta
Another week, another fantastic feature from Take a Break Magazine. Editor Alexandra Grainger reads the story of twins who tried to lose some weight, but took it one step too far.
On the Morning Mix we want to hear the life stories of people from the blind and partially sighted community. In this interview, Jill Barkley speaks to RNIB Connector Robin Dunford.
Our blind complementary therapist Irene has some great, quick and simple tips on how to combat leg cramps.
Our bubbly soap dish David Jorgensen rounds up the week's soap action.
Why do we never go out during winter, as opposed to summer? Psychologist Emma Kenny has the answer.
Linda rounds up the week's news in a poem. It's always funny and entertaining.
The wonderful Linda Raskin takes to Facebook and Twitter
Our favorite Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, chats with Jill about the disastrous and delightful moments they have experienced dining out. From chewing on lemons to tackling a cheese cake... There are hidden dangers everywhere. www.girlgoneblind.com
By the age of 20, Robert has overcome more obstacles than most people in a lifetime. Although he's lost his mother during his childhood, and althouh he's been bullied for his sight loss and sexual orientation, he managed to remain optimistic.
Jill hears Becca's life story. She's overcome sightloss to build an impressive career and a loving family.
A Group of sight loss charities have produced a new, free, booklet entitled ‘Sight Loss: What We Needed To Know’ and now they need YOUR feedback to inform other blind and partially sighted people in the future. Email your feedback at: email@example.com
Veronica, our spice queen has another finger licking recipe, this time lamb kebabs!
Blind complementary therapist Irene has some simple and natural remedies for eczema.
What better way to end your Friday than listening to Linda Raskin's round up of the week's news in verse?
Being told you should use a white cane is not an easy thing to hear. Our Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, tells Jill about the 4 stages she went through to accept the cane into her life. She wishes her cane could be as cute and cuddly as Jill's guide dog!
Our Linda rounds up the trending stories on Facebook and Twitter this week.
David talks about all the crazy turns of events in Emmerdale during soap week. Always a good listen!
Adam Wright speaks about how he was refused entry to a karaoke bar because he was using a white cane. The establishment in question were pursued for a right of reply but were not available.
Nutritionist Jaqui Lavin speaks to Jill Barkley about how Public Health England teamed up with Slimming World to provide great nutritional advice for people who plan to quit smoking without gaining weight.
Jill Barkley speaks to Claire Guest, CEO of UK Charity Medical Detection Dogs, about how these amazing animals can detect hypoglycemia in diabetics, and sniff out cancer, thus improving and saving the lives of many. www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk
Emily Davison is back with her top notch fashion tips. And today we're talking about the floral trends of the season. You can find Emily at www.fashioneyesta.com
Terri and her daughter Francesca may share the same eye condition, but their experiences of sight loss have been very different. While Terri went to a school for partially sighted children, her daughter went to public school. Jill hears their story.
Spice Queen Veronica Hewins makes a deliciously spicy Chicken Vindaloo Curry.
Feature writer Kim Gregory joins us from Take a Break to read a story from the brand new issue of the magazine: "But I can’t get married now"
Jill and Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, share some funny stories of when they have encountered the kindness of strangers. From carrying your guide dog to airport awkwardness...a stranger's kind act can make your day, or wish they would just go away!
In this week's podcast, Irene takes a look at some of the causes of female hair loss and gives her top tips for avoiding it.
On behalf of Public Health England, Richard Pebety speaks about the importance of flu vaccination for certain categories of people.
David takes Jill on a tour of the latest news from your favourite soaps.
The lovely Linda Raskin rounds up the week's news in a poem. The highlight of every Friday.
Linda and Jill take a tour of this week's social media trends. Including the comment of the week on @RNIBRadio
Alex Taylor is visually impaired but he's not let his disability get in the way of his retail career. In this interview for the Morning Mix speaks to Jill about his Asda career ascension.
Paul Ryb is multiple British Visually Impaired Tennis Champion, former City of London banker, and trustee for a number of sight loss charities - including RNIB and the Macular Society.
Our blind fashion blogger Emily Davison speaks to Jill Barkley about the range of cosmetics that Lush released for this Haloween. You can read Emily's blogs at www.fashioneyesta.com
Inbetweeners actor Storme Toolis speaks to Jill Barkley about representations of disability on screen, about her viral Maltesers ad which first aired during the Paralympics, and about her involvement with Scope's #endtheawkward campaign
The new edition of Take a Break is out on shelves, and Hannah Watson joins us live to read one of the stories: Thanks for Cheating on Me
This week, our spice queen Veronica Hewins cooks Jill Barkley's favourite curry: Butter Chicken.
Jill Barkley speaks to blind para-dressage horse rider Nicky Greenhill about her sight condition, her career to date and her road to the #Tokyo2020 Paralympics. #howisee #RNIBConnect
Remember those days when it's hard to ask for help, or you feel like a burden because you're blind? Girl Gone Blind Maria Johnson talks to Jill about the things to remember when we think life will never get better. Read Maria's blog: www.girlgoneblind.com
Jill Barkley was hit by allergy, but luckily Irene McGarry was on the line to give her some great tips for curing Rhinitis.
The wonderful Linda Raskin rounds up this week's poetry in verse, in our weekly #fridayfeeling feature.
From Kim Kardashian's adventures to RNIB's #dotsraiselots. Find out what's been trending this week on Twitter and Facebook with Jill and Linda
Find out who won the Best Soap Award in this week's soapy tour with David Joregnsen. www.insidesoap.co.uk
NHS Optometrist and RNIB Scotland Information Officer Craig Colahan speaks to Jill Barkley on the Morning Mix about Refractive Error and the importance of regular eye tests. #howisee
Blind fashion expert Emily Davison gives Jill her top tips for skincare during the cold season. You can find Emily at www.fashioneyesta.co.uk
Donna Smiley joins us from Take a Break Magazine to read yet another heartbreaking and insightful true story, Taken at Six Days Old. "I'd just given birth when doctors told me something shocking and a nightmare began that left our lives in pieces".
Music has the power to heal. Blind complementary therapist Irene McGarry speaks to Jill Barkley about the health benefits of listening to music.
"Girl Gone Blind", Maria Johnson chats with Jill about how she misses being able to "people watch" since losing her sight. You can find all of Maria's posts at www.girlgoneblind.com or you can follow her @girl_gone_blind on Twitter
Our blind fashion blogger Emily Davison from www.fashioneyesta.com speaks about her experience at London's Fashion Weekend and the latest trends out there.
Spice Queen Veronica has a fantastic and healthy recipe for a Chicken Bhuna Curry
It's time for a brand new story brought to you by Donna Smiley from Take a Break Magazine. The new edition of Take a Break is out now.
Our blind complementary therapist Irene McGarry gives us her top alternative tips for dealing with Plantar Warts.
"Girl Gone Blind" Maria Johnson shares some of her funnier experiences that have happened since losing her sight. Have a laugh as she talks with Kris Wallace about using humor to heal.
David and Kris take a tour of the week's soaps, in our soapiest feature of the week. Catch up with all the Corrie, Emmerdale and Eastenders action
Every Friday we take a look at the week's top trending stories on Facebook and Twitter. #Brangelina was a big one this week. Kris and Yvonne have more.
The Blind Photographer is the first book that explores the work of blind and partially sighted photographers from all over the world. Jill Barkley speaks to Mickel Smithen, one of the artists who feature in the book, available at www.theredstoneshop.com
Our fashionista from fashioneyesta.com talks about rose gold makeup, the colour of the autumn.
Take a Break Magazine Feature Writer Kim Gregory reads a new insightful and heartbreaking story. What could happen just before "We’re about to get married"?
Shaun Mynett is suffering from Stargardt's. However, the condition did not get in the way of his career. In this interview he speaks about dealing with sight loss and his Brum Radio show.
Spice Queen Veronica Hewins cooks a lovely fish goan curry. Give it a try!
RNIB Connect's Jill Barkley talks to singer/ songwriter Sarah Caltieri in an emotional interview about music, life and sight loss. You can find Sarah at www.sarahcaltieri.com
Building up the confidence to get out and about by yourself can take some time. Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson and Jill talk about the emotions and challenges of going beyond the blind comfort zone! Find Maria's latest blog at: www.girlgoneblind.com
Our spice queen Veronica gives us the recipe for a delicious Vegetable Biryani.
Alex Grainger joins us from Take a Break Magazine and reads another heartbreaking story. One that will hopefully raise awareness about some of the perils that children face in their houses.
Jill Barkley catches up with Sean Downs, RNIB's Celebrity Manager to talk about the upcoming See Through Sound Concert. Held Friday, 14 October at the Cadogan Halls, See Through Sound brings together some of the UK's most promising breakthrough acts.
Our blind complementary therapist Irene talks about Norovirus, also known as winter vomiting bug. Find out what it is and what you can do to avoid it.
Our wonderfully funny Linda Raskin rounds up the week's news in poetry, after she and Jill take on the top social media trends of the week. It's always good fun.
Our soap expert David Jorgensen is taking Jill Barkley on a tour of what's been happenning in the soaps this week.
Maria Johnson, our fitness instructor is also a succesful blogger. She talks to Jill about how her "Girl Gone Blind" blog got started and her latest post "7 Things You Should Never Assume About a Blind Person at Social Gatherings". www.girlgoneblind.com
Craig Colahan, our NHS expert speaks to Jill Barkley about Diabetic Retinopathy, a condition that may lead to blindness yet can be avoided through routine retinal scans.
Jill Barkley interviews world touring DJ Laura Jones about her latest projects, and the impact of Stargardt macular dystrophy upon a busy lifestyle.
Jill Barkley speaks to Teri Stephenson from Action for Blind People about the closure of their Vision Hotels
Our fashion expert Emily Davison from fashioneyesta.com joins us on the programme with some excellent strobing tips.
Hannah Watson from Take a Break Magazine joins Jill Barkley on air with another inspiring story.
Our blind complementary therapist Irene gives a few easy tips for aiding with digestion.
Maria Johnson, our partially sighted fitness instructor, talks about the benefits of drinking water and staying hydrated. She gives you some ideas on ways to get more water into your days! www.girlgoneblind.com
What better way to end the week than with Jill Barkley and Linda Raskin going through some of the top trends on social media this week. And if this was not enough, Linda finises the show with a roundup of the week's news in one beautiful and witty poem
It's that time of the week! David Jørgensen and Jill Barkley have some fun rounding up this week's soaps.
JIll Barkley taks to Diane Woodford about her new book Living with Sight Loss: A Type 1 Diabetic’s Life Story. Diane is RNIB’s volunteer campaign co-ordinator for Yorkshire and the Humber.
Maria Johnson, our partially sighted fitness instructor, gives you 4 floor exercises that target your behind. Your backside will feel the burn as you target, tighten, and tone those backside muscles!
Jill Barkley needs a hand decluterring her wardrobe. Luckyle, our gorgeous fashionista from fashioneyesta.com has some top tips.
Dirty Derek's Wife Swap is the name of our first story from the new issue of Take a Break Magazine, with feature editor Donna Smiley
Our spice queen Veronica Hewins cooks up a storm in the kitchen with a mouth watering Pork Vindaloo recipe. On the Morning Mix with Jill Barkley
Linda's excellent poetry sums up the week's news, and we take a look at the top trending stories on Twitter and Facebook.
Jill and David round up the week's soaps in our short and fun Friday feature.
Our beautiful fashionista from fashioneyesta.com gives us her top Eyelash Hacks for this summer.
Maria Johnson, our partially sighted fitness instructor, talks about the importance of rest and rehabilitation after injury or surgery. www.girlgoneblind.com
Blind film critic Jay Forry reviews the BFG, and Star Trek Beyond.
Dave Heeley has been on a family holiday. So what is it like to use airports as a blind traveler?
Blind film critic Jay Forry reviews animated sequel Finding Dory, and action thriller Jason Bourne.
Visually impaired audio blogger Sam Little has been living and working in Edinburgh for the festival. It’s an incredibly busy time in the city. So how has she been coping with the crowds and comedy chaos?
Partially sighted RNIB Connect Radio presenter Steven Scott tells Iain Wilson what it's like living with four eye conditions.
Blind film critic Jay Forry talks to Simon Pauley about buddy comedy Central Intelligence, plus Elvis & Nixon.
Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick discusses the latest health headlines, with news about depression, and whether hot drinks can cause cancer.
The latest bizarre news stories from around the world from blind journalist Paul Bryce.
Some new research suggests getting online matters when it comes to knowing what’s going on where you live, and finding people with the same interests. Stephen Carroll learns more.
RNIB technology expert Madleen Mann tells Simon Pauley how to use the Overdrive app to download free Talking Books.
Many people would struggle with finances if they became ill or disabled. Simon Pauley talks to Jason Jaspal from Disabilty Rights UK and Peter Le Beau from Seven Families to learn more.
Paul Bryce with odd stories from around the world.
Blind Guide Dog owner Nathan talks about being turned away from a restaurant because of his Guide Dog
Nathan Edge, his girlfriend, and his Guide Dog Hudson experienced a refusal of service when they tried to dine in a Chinese restaurant. Stephen Carroll spoke to Nathan to hear what happened.
Chris Downey talks to Simon Pauley about losing his sight, what that meant for his life and family, and what good design means to him now.
Blind film critic Jay Forry reviews Mother's Day, and the Melissa McCarthy comedy The Boss.
Embarrassing Bodies presenter Dr Pixie McKenna talks to Stephen Carroll about Hay Fever and how it can irritate the eyes.
Dave Heeley's all set for his Escape from Alcatraz triathlon challenge.
Russell Young, CEO of the International Glaucoma Association, talks to Stephen Carroll about the eye condition known as "The silent thief of sight".
RNIB gadget expert Mark tells Simon Pauley about some simple phone options available from the charity.
Animals are used in lots of positive ways these days when it comes to therapy for adults and older people, but can a household pet improve the way a child deals with the stresses of their life? Stephen Carroll asks child psychologist Dr Angharad Rudkin.
Blind journalist Paul Bryce bamboozles Simon Pauley with weird news stories from around the world.
TV presenter Katie Piper talks to Simon Pauley about inner strength and inspiring women, something she knows a lot about. Katie's face was scarred and her eyesight damaged when acid was thrown in her face in 2008.
Blind film critic Jay Forry reviews The Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, plus controversial disability drama Me Before You.
Dave Heeley tells Simon Pauley why he's been doing some housework, and discusses training for his Escape from Alcatraz challenge.
Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick discusses whether fat is ok to eat, superbugs, and strokes.
Blind film critic Jay Forry reviews Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men: Apocalypse.
Brain tumours can cause blindness, behaviour changes, and can be fatal. Stephen Carroll spoke to The Brain Tumour Charity to learn how to spot the signs of a tumour, and to find out what support is available.
Sam Little has spent a lot of time wondering if a Guide Dog would be right for her hectic lifestyle. She works across the country, she’s a keen runner, and she likes to socialise with friends. So, Sam decided to learn more about what would be involved.
RNIB technology expert Mohammed Atif tells Simon Pauley about the options available when it comes to picking a computer if you're blind or partially sighted.
Jade Sharp is a blind Guide Dog user who has been refused service by Uber drivers because of her dog Brodie. She decided to make a stand against the discrimination she experienced and went to court. Stephen Carroll spoke to Jade.
Blind film critic Jay Forry talks to Simon Pauley about Bad Neighbours 2, and the Angry Birds movie.
Sam joins a running club in Glasgow. How did she get on?
A Stroke can be fatal, and those who survive are often left disabled, with mobility and vision problems. Simon Pauley spoke to Dr Hilary Jones, and Jim Swindells from the Stroke Association to learn how to avoid the devastation that Stroke causes.
Blind journalist Paul Bryce tells Simon Pauley about weird news stories from around the world.
Jay Forry reviews Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and Money Monster starring George Clooney.
Dave Heeley's been getting to grips with some DIY in his house. How does he manage it without sight?
Sam talks about the trials of organising a Hen weekend.
Can Bananas help eye health, and does Omega 3 and Vitamin D enhance the effects of antidepressants? Pharmacist Elizabeth has the answers.
RNIB technology expert Paul Porter talks to Simon Pauley about Humanware's BrailleNote Touch.
Skin Cancer is on the increase in the UK. Simon Pauley learns how to avoid it, and the warning signs to look and feel for.
Paul Bryce rounds up weird news stories from around the world.
Blind movie critic Jay Forry joins Simon Pauley to review Captain America: Civil War, and the thriller Green Room.
Many sight conditions change over time, and this is something that happened to 24 year old Emma Hillyard who had spent her life working towards dancing and performing. Emma now works as a Pilates instructor in London.
Stephen Carroll talks to Dr Peter Burt, an Aerobiologist at the University of Greenwich, and Boots Pharmacist Tom Kallis to learn about Hay fever and how to protect against pollens.
Sam Little recently spent some time working in London. The bright lights and big city appealed less to her this time, than when she previously lived there.
Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick talks about the latest health headlines, including the Zika virus, Dementia, and whether butter is bad for you.
Having an allergy is bad enough, but it turns out sufferers face negative attitudes from others. Stephen Carroll speaks to Allergy UK to learn more.
Channel 4 show Come Dine With Me is looking for contestants with a disability. Find out how to get involved.
Blind journalist Paul Bryce rounds up the latest strange stories from around the world.
Sam is London. How do Londoners react to a girl with a cane?
Blind movie critic Jay Forry talks to Stephen Carroll about western Jane Got a Gun, and thought provoking drama Demolition.
What you do in the bedroom could be harming your health. Cleaning expert Aggie MacKenzie and Dr Rob Hicks tell Stephen Carroll why cleaning in the right way will reduce the risk from dust mites.
Blind movie critic Jay Forry reviews Barber Shop The Next Cut, and The Huntsman: Winter's War.
Dave Heeley has ran more marathons than he can remember, blind as well, that's why Simon asked him for tips for those taking on the London marathon.
Sam Little is back in London. How has it changed since she last lived there?
RNIB technology expert Paul Porter talks to Simon Pauley about Samsung's accessible TV.
Blind film critic Jay Forry gives Simon his thoughts on action thriller Criminal starring Kevin Costner, and the latest version of the classic The Jungle Book.
Dave Heeley needs to learn to swim really well if he's to complete his next charity challenge, escaping from the island prison of Alcatraz.
Our visually impaired blogger Sam Little loves running and has found it really helps her cope with her condition, Usher’s Syndrome. But every now and then, her confidence takes a knock…literally.
We now know that loneliness can be incredibly damaging for a person’s health and is being taken a lot more seriously by the medical profession. So how are our elderly doing when it comes to that all important face-to-face interaction?
Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick discusses the benefits of Vitamin D, food labeling, and whether fresh fruit can act like statins.
Simon Pauley talks to RNIB technology expert Mark Evans to learn about magnifiers for people who have some useful sight.
Product designer Hannah Scoones has created a tactile solution that could really help visually impaired people around the home. Stephen Carroll has been learning about Band-Its.
John Power from the band Cast talked to Stephen Carroll about the Musicians Against Homelessness campaign.
Blind journalist Paul Bryce with a roundup of the weirdest news stories from around the world.
Blind film critic Jay Forry tells Simon what he thinks about science fiction movie Midnight Special, and highlights some potential Summer Blockbusters.
Visually impaired audio blogger Sam Little recently got some bad news about a friend’s dog she knew and loved spending time with. But it has got her thinking about whether a Guide Dog would be right for her.
From the 6th April 2016, dog owners in the UK face fines if their dogs aren't microchipped. Simon Pauley spoke to Bill Lambert from the Kennel Club to get all the details.
They say age is just a number, and for many people over 60 that seems to be true. Stephen Carroll has been finding out why, with a little help from Arlene Phillips.
Simon Pauley talks to Dr Sarah-Anne Martin about the importance of catching bowel cancer early by being aware of the symptoms, and also talks to Amy Noss from the charity Bowel and Cancer Research about their “Don’t Just Grin and Bear It” campaign.
Blind film critic Jay Forry reviews Eddie the Eagle, and the comedy sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.
Dave Heeley has a massive charity challenge coming up, one that involves swimming from the legendary prison Alcatraz.
This week Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick talks about diet and diabetes, paracetamol, and whether memories wiped by Alzheimer's could be revived.
EJ Scott is a blind marathon runner and podcaster. He raises awareness of his eye condition Choroideremia by running and talking about his experiences. He's also the partner of Daredevil star Deborah Ann Woll. EJ told Stephen Carroll his story.
Simon Pauley learns about an app that helps you "read with your ears".
Ken Reid is a blind campaigner, and he's preparing to cycle to the UK's four capital cities this summer.
The new series of the hit Netflix show Daredevil is available to watch on the streaming service. Learn about the blind superhero and why the show matters.
A performing arts company will be putting on some creative writing workshops to coincide with performances of the play The Chairs, and if you're blind or partially sighted, you’re more than welcome to get involved.
Kat Deal is an up-and-coming name in the music industry. She's also visually impaired. Stephen Carroll caught up with Kat to learn more about this rising star.
There's been some worrying news for UK dog owners about Ticks. Stephen Carroll has been learning what you need to know from TV wildlife expert Chris Packham, and dog owner Hollie Wilson, whose pet dog Olive narrowly survived an encounter with a tick.
Visually impaired blogger Sam Little loves running and the freedom it gives her. And she recently found inspiration from some other runners who have decided to give something back.
Blind movie critic Jay Forry talks about the latest cinema releases, including the psychological thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane, and Allegiant.
Giles Abbott is a blind professional storyteller from London. Alice Glossop met up Giles to learn more about what he does.
We often hear that more people are renting these days and many struggle to get on the property ladder, so just how difficult is it to get a mortgage? Stephen Carroll speaks to Mat Sanders, mortgage expert from Go Compare.
West Brom fan Dave recently enjoyed a presentation on the pitch at the Hawthorns, on the day his team defeated Manchester United.
Visually impaired blogger Sam Little is set to test her running ability again, and has also been thinking about how new employers might deal with her disability.
Simon Pauley is joined by blind film critic Jay Forry to discuss the animation Kung Fu Panda 3, and the parody 50 Shades of Black.
Singer songwriter Marie Naffah got in touch with Insight Radio to try and recruit a group of visually impaired musicians to help record her very personal song 'Blindfold'. Stephen Carroll finds out what happened next.
Simon Pauley learns about the eye condition Glaucoma by talking to Dr Rosemary Leonard, and Optometrist Dr Rob Hogan.
Blind gadget expert Paul Porter talks to Simon Pauley about the accessibility of the Netflix app and Audio Description on the service.
Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick looks at the latest health headlines.
Sam enjoys a VIP day at Aberdeen's ground Pittodrie.
Blind movie critic Jay Forry reviews Zootropolis and London has Fallen,
Ross Hedley from RNIB tells Stephen Carroll why the charity has compiled a guide for employers, to encourage them to hire blind and partially sighted employees.
Do people with a skin condition face prejudice? The charity Allergy UK have carried out some research in this area, and Stephen Carroll discovered what their findings were.
Apparently many of us put up with pain on a daily basis that makes life a lot more difficult. Stephen Carroll learns more from The One Show’s Dr Sarah Jarvis.
Stephen Carroll finds out what blind movie critic Jay Forry thinks about new releases Triple 9, and Hail Caesar!
Sam Little has a blue badge that lets her use disabled parking spaces, but she had an experience recently that made her realise some drivers abuse what she and others are entitled to.
Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick talks about statins and sight loss, brain shrinkage, and why fast food is bad for you.
Visually impaired audio blogger Sam Little recently had a romantic weekend with her husband. But that made here think about how other people view her relationship with Mike who is sighted, and who helps her out in certain situations.
Blind Pianist Rachel Starrit talks about her passion for music.
Blind movie critic Jay Forry reviews The Finest Hours, and How to be Single.
Blind movie critic Jay Forry reviews Deadpool, and comedy sequel Zoolander 2.
AMD or Aged Related Macular Degeneration is one of the leading causes of sight loss. Ophthalmic Surgeon Mr Ahmed El-Amir tells Stephen Carroll about the condition and one treatment that uses a tiny implanted telescope.
How much of an influence does music have over us? Can it really make that much of a difference to our lives and relationships? Apparently it can. Stephen Carroll learns how from music and psychology expert Dr Daniel Mullensiefen.
Joanna Penn is losing her sight, so she’s put together a Bucket List of things she wants to see before that time comes. Stephen Carroll finds out what’s on her list.
Tinnitus causes sufferers to "hear" sound from within their own body, usually sounding like a whooshing or ringing in the ears. Stephen Carroll, who has the condition, spoke to Principal Scientific Audiologist Mark Williams to learn more about it.
Are smartphones actually stopping us from face to face communication? Especially when it comes to relationships? Stephen Carroll asks those questions to Body Language expert Judi James.
Blind movie critic Jay Forry tells Stephen Carroll what he thinks of Chilean miner drama The 33, and Concussion starring Will Smith.
Sam loves to run, but not when she hits random objects in the street.
Blind film critic Jay Forry talks to Stephen Carroll about the comedy Ride Along 2, and the harrowing drama Spotlight.
Stephen Carroll talks to Kristy Hooper, mum of 7-year-old blind schoolgirl Lily-Grace, who was asked to stop using her cane at her primary school. Kristy talks about the impact of the situation on her daughter's education.
RNIB technology expert Paul Porter tells Stephen Carroll about the ways Braille and technology can work with each other.
Blind movie critic Jay Forry reviews two Oscar nominated films this week; The Revenant, and The Big Short.
Stephen Carroll discovers how Orbis use a jumbo jet to tackle avoidable sight loss across the world.
Comedian Brian 'Limmy' Limond talks to Robert Kirkwood about writing and recording his first book, Daft Wee Stories.
Blind Braille users tell Stephen Carroll why Braille matters to them.
Simon Pauley meets Clover the This Morning Guide Dog Puppy, as well as puppy walker Emma and Guide Dogs.
Actress Jane Asher talks to Simon Pauley about her role in supporting organisations that help those with Autism.
Blind superhero Daredevil hits the online streaming platform Netflix.
Insight Radio regular Blind Dave Heeley was refused entry to a restaurant because of his Guide Dog. He shares his experience with Simon Pauley.
Dr Sarah Jarvis and Optometrist Dr Rob Hogan talk to Simon Pauley about research that shows drivers avoid eye tests, and why that puts lives at risk.
Eddie the Eagle Edwards talks to Stephen Carroll about the film based on his life, and why he no longer needs his trademark glasses.
Stephen Carroll learns about a report that suggests football teams in the Premier League don't do enough to accomodate disabled supporters.
Honoria Branabich talks to Simon Pauley about sight loss and writing a book.
Gillian, a 90-year-old volunteer reader for RNIB, tells Simon Pauley about the pleasure she gets from giving her time to the charity.
The White Noise Show is a podcast set up by two friends who have albinism, for people with albinism. Kristina Venning is one of the presenters, and spoke to Stephen Carroll.
Major General Nick Caplin and Colin Williamson talks to Stephen Carroll about the 100 year history of Blind Veterans UK, and the support the charity offers.
Blind film critic Jay Forry reviews The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, and Black Mass.
Blind movie critic Jay Forry reviews Jurassic World.
Stephen Carroll speaks to Lewis Wiltshire, Head of Media for twitter, to discover how users of the social network reacted to events in 2015
Tommy Edison is a YouTube sensation, with his videos being viewed millions of times. So how has a blind person conquered the most visual of social networks? Stephen Carroll finds out.
Richard Dawson tells Stephen Carroll about the condition that makes him see the world differently, and how it influences his music.
U2 front man Bono has teamed up with Revo eyewear and the Brien Holden Vision Institue to tackle avoidable sight loss. Stephen Carroll spoke to Professor Kovin Naidoo to discover how the singer's influence will help the Institute's valuable work.
RNIB technology expert Paul Porter reviews the accessibility features of the Apple Watch and shares his findings with Simon Pauley.
RNIB technology expert Paul Porter tells Simon Pauley about the accessible ways for blind and partially sighted people to play music on smartphones.
RNIB technology expert Ibrahim Gucukoglu tells Simon Pauley how to use the charity's free Talking Books service.
Accessible technology expert Paul Porter talks to Simon Pauley about the Audio Description options on Netflix.
Blind film critic Jay Forry tells Stephen Carroll what he thinks about Mad Max: Fury Road, and musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2.
Simon Pauley learns about mobile phone options for people with low vision.
90-year-old RNIB volunteer reader Gillian tells Simon Pauley about the joys of volunteering after retirement.
RNIB technology expert Paul Porter tells Simon Pauley about the accessible advances we'll remember from 2015
Braille users explain why the system of raised dots is important to them.
Stephen Carroll talks to security expert Raj Samani from Intel to discover the gadgets in our homes that hackers might be targeting.
Stephen Carroll learns about Moscow based Radio Vos, a station aimed at blind and partially sighted Russian speakers.
Dr Stephen Hicks tells Simon Pauley about the smart glasses he's designing that could help blind people see again.
Blind movie critic Jay Forry tells Simon Pauley about his favourite films from 2015, and reviews Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro.
Simon Pauley speaks to nutritionist Helen Bond to discover the foods needed for good eye health.
Find out more about Insight Radio's mid-morning show with host Simon Pauley.