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Phil Roberts
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Does your website comply with accessibility legislation?

Under the Equality Act 2010 website owners must ensure their websites are accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. Therefore, web designers, developers and operators need to be conscious of accessibility requirements.
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Daniel with his best friend - his black labrador guide dog Zodiac. Together they travel the length and breadth of the UK to increase inclusion and accessibility for people with visual impairments. Dan is wearing a suit and Zodiac has his working harness on.

Zodiac – A Blind Man’s Best Friend

Dan Williams discusses how life has changed for the better since his guide dog Zodiac arrived.
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Sight Loss Needn’t Mean Job Loss

Visualise Founder Daniel Williams looks at how, with reasonable adjustments, assistive technology and support, employees with visual impairment can continue to enjoy fulfilling and productive working lives.
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Croydon Vision Talking Newspaper Interview

Following Dan's talk at the Croydon Vision AGM about the challenges of growing up with sight loss and how they spurred him on to make a difference to other people living with visual impairments, here's a follow up chat with Danielle, one of the charity's volunteers who helps to produce their talking newspaper
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Fancy a REAL Blind Date?

If you’re going to accept an invitation for a date from someone who has appalling sight like me, don’t be fooled. It’s no good thinking you may as well turn up wearing your old gardening clobber and save yourself a bit of time; if your date is blind, what the heck will it matter what...
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Missed Appointments costing The NHS over £216m a year

Each missed appointment costs the NHS an average of £30. Therefore, the total annual cost to the NHS is over £216m which would fund the annual salaries of 2,325 full time GPs or 8,424 full time community nurses, it could pay for 224,640 cataract operations or 58,320 hip replacement operations as well as 216,000 drug...
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Low Vision Patients -Feedback for Eyecare Professionals

Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy, asked patients what they think eyecare professionals could do better for patients with sight loss to enhance their experience. Daniel has collated all the replies below to give the true voice of low vision patients sharing their thoughts, experiences and feelings.
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Guide Dog Passengers Can’t Hitch a Ride!

So, I arrive home after a busy week working away, need a taxi to get home but as usual it’s not as simple as you may think when you have a guide dog… I order an Uber, then send them a message saying I have a guide dog, they then decide to cancel the fare...
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Student Mohammed Anas from Pakistan in grey shirt and blue jeans

Blind People In Pakistan

I faced a lot of problems in my childhood because of society's attitude towards people with disabilities. But I overcame it. I am a warrior.
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“I’m struggling to see at work”

Losing eyesight is both challenging and difficult, scary and disconcerting. Having to change the way you do things, adapting to new challenges and learn new skills can be exhausting.
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