RNIB: Demonstrating the impact and value of vision rehabilitation

9 August 2017
Source: RNIB

Vision rehabilitation services are crucial to ensuring blind and partially sighted people remain as independent as possible. Now, new independent research commissioned by RNIB, with support from the Department of Health, has identified that the cost of providing vision rehabilitation services is dwarfed by the financial benefits. Independent research by the Office for Public Management (OPM) and based on a

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RNIB Vacancy: Chief Executive

3 August 2017
Source: TImes/Sunday Times

Location London (Central), London (Greater) Salary £150,000 per annum Posted 01 Aug 2017 Closes 11 Sep 2017 Job Function Chief Executive Officer RNIB is changing. A movement of people living with sight loss is forming; standing together to be seen and have their voices heard. We’re working alongside a diverse community of 30,000 people living with sight loss, directly supporting

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Westminster University and RNIB travel survey

27 July 2017
Source: RNIB and Westmister University

This survey is the fundamental data source for a Research Dissertation which forms part of an MSc in Transport Planning and Management. The research will collect data on collisions/personal injuries and near misses encountered while travelling, particularly by those who are partially sighted or blind. The aim is to make comparisons between experiences captured across different locations. The Survey is available online: HERE

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RNIB appoints next Chair Ellie Southwood

26 July 2017
Source: RNIB

Many congratulations to Ellie Southwood, current Vice Chair of RNIB, who is to become the organisation’s next Chair  The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has announced the appointment of the next Chair of the charity. At its meeting last Thursday (20 July 2017), the RNIB Board of Trustees appointed Ellie Southwood. Ellie is currently Vice Chair of the Board

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Milton Keynes Councillor Mick Legg attends a ‘blindfold’ walk to highlight how pavement parking affects blind and partially sighted people

28 June 2017
Source: RNIB

Milton Keynes Council Councillor Mick Legg, Cabinet Member for Customer Services, took part in a blindfold walk in Milton Keynes on Saturday (24 June 2017).

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Barnsley Councillor Roy Miller goes on a ‘blindfold’ walk to highlight how street clutter affects blind and partially sighted people

16 June 2017
Source: RNIB

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Councillor Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Places took part in a ‘blindfold’ walk around Barnsley town centre on Thursday (15 June 2017). The walk highlighted the challenges blind and partially sighted people face navigating the area.

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Rehabilitation Worker for the Visually Impaired Trailblazer Apprenticeship Briefing

9 June 2017
Source: RNIB

April 2017 Overview This briefing gives an overview of what the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard is, how it affects different organisations and progress to date regarding the rehabilitation worker for the Visually Impaired Apprenticeship Standard. What is the Trailblazer programme? As part of the government’s ambition to have 3 million apprentices by 2020, they have created the Trailblazer Programme. What is

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RNIB: Voting and elections

8 May 2017

All voters have a right to vote independently and in secret, and local authorities have to ensure that polling stations are accessible to people with sight loss. Making voting at the polling station accessible There are a number of different ways local authorities can make polling booths accessible, including the use of large print ballot forms, a simple tactile aid

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