Pens for blind people – ‘best thing since sliced bread’

PEOPLE with sight loss can now ‘see’ their drawings, thanks to a new 3D printing pen.

A walk on the wild side . . . across Iceland!

THIRTY hardy souls – half of them with visual impairments – faced up to the challenge of a lifetime trekking across the wild Icelandic landscape.

Talking Books now FREE for all blind and partially sighted people

THE TALKING Books service, which provides 4,000 audio books every single day to people with sight loss, is now free for all blind and partially sighted people.

Dame Shirley’s blind advertising campaign slammed by uni prof

A NEW advertising campaign featuring celebrities Barbara Windsor (pictured) and Dame Shirley Bassey imagining what it is like to be blind has been slammed by a top blind academic.

Specsavers: Rising number of people unable to get to the opticians

Worrying statistics recently released by the RNIB show that increasing numbers of people are neglecting their eyesight. Specsavers Healthcall provides eyecare services at home to those who cannot visit a high street optician unaccompanied due to physical or mental disability.

Disabled jobs’ safety net to be axed next week

A SAFETY net for disabled people trying to return to work will be removed next Monday.