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Are supermarkets turning a blind eye to customers with visual impairments?

The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely been a real eye-opener for me where website accessibility and food shopping are concerned. As I’m self-Isolating and with my cupboards becoming bare, I, like countless others, have turned to the web to do some online food shopping. This should be pretty straightforward I hear you say, just click and...
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Dealing with Sight Loss: Being Blind in Business

A disability doesn’t define someone, nor does it equal inability. Whilst it’s important to understand the unique circumstances people may have, often I’ve found it can become all-encompassing to that individual.
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Supporting Employees with Visual Impairments

This article focuses on employees with visual impairments and how organisations can support them to maximise their potential.
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Are UK Trains Accessible to Passengers with disabilities?

If you are a person living with a disability, it’s frustrating that you cannot just turn up at the station, get on a train and travel wherever you want to go to the same as everyone else, due to the fact that you need to book assistance at least 24 hours in advance. How many...
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Life Beyond the OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) Scan

You happily go along to the optometrist, feeling good about life. Then comes the bolt out of the blue when the OCT scan reveals a problem. You need to be referred to an ophthalmologist.
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I’d never have guessed… you really don’t look blind!

Lots of people, including those who have been blind since childhood, haven’t the foggiest what being blind is supposed to look like so comments like ‘You don’t look blind’ can be somewhat baffling.
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Supporting Older People with Sight Loss in Residential Care

Only 5% of people who are registered blind see nothing at all so learn to recognise the signs of sight loss as it is more common than you may think and can be easily missed.
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Look on the Bright Side of Being Registered Blind!

To be registered severely sight impaired (blind) you don’t need to have complete sight loss, you just need to meet certain criteria.
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Coming Out Blind

Come out blind. Begin to live again: with freedom, independence and laughing at real humour, not just at yourself
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Dave Steele, The Blind Poet

Huge thanks to Dave Steele, The Blind Poet, for this inspiring poem – great to know we’ve helped you on your journey Dave. Click below to watch and follow Dave on Twitter @BlindPoetRP Visualise Close your eyes and visualise you could walk within my shoes Despite fading sight that you still might get to live...
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