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Nystagmus Awareness Day 20th June

In order to achieve one of its charitable objectives, to raise awareness of nystagmus and thereby make life for those living with the condition just that little bit easier, the Nystagmus Network hosts an annual national and international Nystagmus Awareness Day on 20 JUNE.
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Sight Difficulties? A Workplace Assessment can really help…

Are you struggling at work because of poor vision and yet you haven’t discussed the issue with your manager, for fear of what the consequences might be? If this sounds familiar, then it really is time you addressed this and one of the most effective ways of doing so is to request a Workplace Assessment.
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Out in the Dark

After diagnosis of a serious eye condition or sight loss, whilst the initial shock and fear is one hurdle to overcome, you may have no clear vision of who you then turn to for help. To live independently and with a sense of wellbeing, it will be an advantage if you are well-informed about sight...
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Losing my vision but not my job

This case study demonstrates the importance of why people require a workplace assessment in a timely manner to ensure they remain in employment with the correct equipment, technology and support. Sight loss should not equal job loss.
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Site for Sore Eyes – Website Accessibility

Photo of a person pressing laptop key entitled Accessibility The democratising of digital technology There are over 2 million people in the UK living with sight loss and according to statistics, over 65% of them own a computer or use a smartphone or tablet. In fact, visually impaired people are amongst the most digitally literate...
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Mum Nadine Clair shares daughter Violet’s sight loss journey

Violet had just turned one when we noticed something different about her left eye which seemed to be changing colour from brown to green, while the right remained brown. At that time I didn’t think too much of it as I had previously Googled about an iris changing colour, which, as I read over and...
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I’m visually impaired, do I still need to have regular eye tests?

You might have found yourself in the situation that many people with sight loss face, that is going for an eye test and being told that glasses will not help or being told that there is nothing more they can do to improve your eyesight. This is a common experience and one that is very...
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Making Your Computer Easier to See!

Are you having difficulty viewing your computer screen at work? Visual impairment doesn’t mean endless struggling to do small things on your computer, and which may also impact your independence. Whilst a professional workplace assessment should not be dismissed, you may find you can make life easier for yourself without the use of assistive technology,...
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Visual Impairment Workplace Risk Assessment

For blind and partially sighted people at work, a risk assessment can make a difference in your approach to work and job satisfaction. It isn’t always essential, and you may not necessarily need any adjustments in your place of work. However, health and safety professionals, risk assessors and employers may be keen to avoid difficulties,...
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The State of the Nation Eye Health 2017: A Year in Review

In September 2016, the RNIB and Specsavers worked in partnership with the aim of transforming eye health in the UK and preventing sight loss where possible. A year later, in 2017, A Year in Review was published reporting on the scheme and its main achievements. I can see you The review highlighted new information regarding...
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