Who Me?

Verity Smith | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
Verity Smith

The voice on the other end of the phone excitedly informed me that I had been nominated and had gone through to the last four finalists of the 'Inspirational Guide dog owner of the year Award for 2014'. I woke up with a bang. 'Seriously!?'

Blind Woman Hounded Out Of Tesco By 'Shouting' Staff

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

A blind woman shopping at Tesco was ordered to leave by three "shouting" staff adamant she could not bring her guide dog into the store. Was just t...

How Do You Explain Colours To A Blind Person?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Here's a question many of us will have pondered at one point in our lives: how do you explain colours to a blind person? Our first instinct is to d...

Helping Train Guide Dog Puppies Is The Best Volunteering Work EVER

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Let's face it, volunteering looks great on your CV, but may not always be the most attractive option. Unless you're working with adorable little bundl...

Losing Your Sight Should Not Mean Losing Your Job

Matt Leverington | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Matt Leverington

In January last year I noticed that I was having difficulties reading emails and was having to squint to read small text. This was unusual for me as I had perfect vision my whole life. I immediately went to an optician and expected to be given glasses, but instead I was rushed to hospital because it turned out that I had profound vision loss in one eye...

Too Many Older People Falling Due to Poor Eye Sight

Kamlesh Chuahan | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kamlesh Chuahan

Regular eye checks for older people can aid in the early detection of age-related conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. These conditions don't have to end in complete sight loss - early detection can greatly increase the chances of preserving sight.

Five Reasons Why I Love Running

Stefania Mattana | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Sport
Stefania Mattana

I have at least 50 or 100 good reasons to run and encourage you to run. However, I can't betray my magic number 5, so there you go: my 5 reasons why I love running - and why you should start running too!

Guide Dog For The Blind: Terrier Milo Acts As Eddie's Eyes

Caters | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK

A tiny terrier has taken on the role of guide dog for a blind Labrador. Little Milo acts as Eddie’s eyes when the pair are out and about – and...

Join the Fight to Help Blind Children Get Vital Support and Improve Their Quality of Life

Tom Pey | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Pey

For many vision impaired young people, despite having the same kind of hopes and ambitions as others, they don't have the self-belief or independence to fulfill them. Judging by research we have conducted, the impact of sight loss on quality of life can be seen as early as seven.

Access All Areas

Emily Davison | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Davison

Events like this within the UK are rare, but this does not mean to say that they do not occur. There is a strong need for a drastic change in the world of the disabled. A set of rules and regulations firmly enforced by the law in order to defend disability minority groups from a confrontation like this and the humiliation of it.

Making Astronomy Accessible for Blind and Partially Sighted People

Emily Davison | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Tech
Emily Davison

For a sighted person it is extremely easy to become addicted by what the night sky has to offer to the naked eye, let alone with a telescope. It would take the average person thirty minutes to take a brief tour of the constellations on a clear, cloudless night

Gove's Bibles Sent To Blind Students 'Who Can't Even Read Them'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove's controversial bibles have racked up yet more headlines after it was claimed copies were sent to blind students - even though they canno...

Could Stem Cell Therapy Help Blind People See Again?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A landmark stem cell study offers new hope for the treatment of blindness as well as bringing a major boost to the field of stem cell research. The...

Oskar The Blind Kitten 'Helps' Decorate For Christmas (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK

Oskar is a blind kitten who became an online hit thanks to a clip of him playing with his first toys. Now, like any good YouTube star, he's released ...