Blind

As Much as We'd Like to Believe It, Love Isn't Blind... Yet

Tom Pey | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Pey

Here at RLSB (whilst we aren't running a dating service our pilot event was just the start of things to come) we want blind young Londoners to go out and live their life - and part of this is having the self-confidence to find someone to share it with.

Three Children On A Quest To Complete 'Must-See' Bucket List Before Going Blind

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Parents

The parents of three siblings with a rare condition that is slowly turning them blind have created a list of adventures for their children to complete...

Watch The Wonderful Moment This Blind Man Sees His Daughter For The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's not every day you get to witness a moment as special as this. Daniel was blind and hadn't seen his wife's face in over 21 years. What's even m...

Over a Million Blind Voters Left Without a Voice in General Election

Tom Pey | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Pey

In the recent General Election an estimated 1,379,700 voters were prevented from voting in secret because of inaccessible voting and registration methods. The Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB) is calling for online voting to be introduced by 2020 to remove barriers for blind people to exercise their right to a secret ballot.

Blown Away

Verity Smith | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Sport
Verity Smith

My horse Szekit and I recently had our first competition for the National Summer Dressage Qualifiers, and the fact that the date of the competition was Friday the 13th did set off a few alarm bells in my head. Nevertheless putting superstition aside and with entry fees paid, my final preparations began.

Christine Hà Offers A Fascinating Insight Into How Blind People Apply Make-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

Masterchef star and visually impaired vlogger, Christine Hà has posted a fascinating tutorial showing how she applies make-up in her 'Blind Life' ser...

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 ...