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

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

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

Man Unable To Recognise His Own Family After Stroke

SWNS | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Bob Cockshott went to pick his 10-year-old son Alex up from school, he knew something was wrong. The father-of-two couldn't pick out his son f...

"Don't Pity Us, Party With Us": A Blind Young Londoner's Plea

Fisayo Fadahunsi | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Fisayo Fadahunsi

Wanting neither to be pitied or seen as an inspiration, Joy explains to me that her primary desire is to live a life comparable to that of any young person growing up in London. After all, she explains, "Being blind isn't all bad, it means I always look like Beyoncé!"

The Moment A Blind Woman Sees Her Baby For The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Kathy Beitz has been legally blind since she was a child, but thanks to some remarkable technology, she was able to see her son on the day he was born...

Blind Veteran Reacts Beautifully To Seeing For The First Time In 20 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Tech

US Air Force veteran Mark Cornell has been legally blind for 20 years, but this inspiring video shows the moment his vision is restored with technolog...

Backing Gates' Bet on Disease Elimination by 2030

Dr Caroline Harper | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Dr Caroline Harper

So I was excited to read this year's letter from Bill and Melinda Gates, as they have drawn attention specifically to these diseases which are part of a group called Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Neglected, not just because people haven't heard of them but because they are diseases of the most neglected people.

Genius Kid Builds Braille Printer From Lego

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

After he noticed that braille printers are pretty terrible and/or expensive, Californian eighth-grader Shubham Banerjee saw an opportunity to do well ...

This Blind Woman Wows YouTube With Her Cooking Skills

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Does cooking anything without the help of the microwave feel like too much effort after a long day at the office? Try chopping onions when you can...

Blind Student Beaten And Forced To Drink Urine

Zoom.In | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A 14 year old student at a reputable school for the blind in North-Eastern India has come forward after been allegedly tortured, beaten, and forced to...

How Going Blind Inspired This Woman To Set Up Her Own Hair Salon

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Living with the knowledge that you'll eventually go blind is a hefty weight to bear. And Seema Flower has borne it better than most. At the tender ...

The Shocking Moment Thugs Pushed A Blind And Deaf Man Onto Train Tracks

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK

Shocking CCTV footage of a blind and deaf man being pushed onto the tracks during a violent assault at a train station has been released by British Tr...

Blind Man Asks For Help Reading. The Internet Responds In The Most Beautiful Way

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Andrew Bailey loves literature, but he hasn't been able to read a book since he began to lose his eyesight 15 years ago. But the 34-year-old may so...

See the Miracle

Dr Caroline Harper | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK
Dr Caroline Harper

This week 69-year-old Winesi March, who has been blind for two years, will undergo life-changing surgery as the world watches. Twenty-four hours later anyone with an internet connection can rejoin Winesi and his family in rural Malawi as his bandages are removed and he sees his grandson for the first time.

VI Talk: Building a Social World on Audioboo

Emily Davison | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Davison

In this modern day, society has been cultivated towards the productivity of the Internet and its many social media platforms. From Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with millions of people across the world accessing them on a daily basis it is no wonder that many are turning to the Internet to make new discoveries.


Verity Smith | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Verity Smith

There are a few unavoidable complications to being blind. Aside from the agony of wardrobe choice and having to learn how to negotiate high heels in the equivalent of a blackout there is the identity of certain common or garden things that stubbornly remain a mystery to me...

If You're Blind And Being Abused By Yobs, Here's How You Catch Them

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK

Walking with her guide dog through Stevenage, Siobhan Meade was a target for abuse, with youths swearing at her, circling her as she passed by, and ev...

The Welfare Cap Will Leave Many Disabled People Fearful for Their Future

Sue Brown | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics
Sue Brown

All too often disabled people are being hit the hardest by this Government's spending cuts. Many disabled people are struggling to make ends meet as they face long delays for assessment for PIP, have been hit by the bedroom tax and experience cuts to social care. In reality, the only way to keep spending below the newly announced welfare cap will be to restrict benefits for this same group.

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...

To Go on Being World Leaders in Supporting Disabled People We Need to Tackle the PIP Backlog

Sue Brown | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Politics
Sue Brown

many will also be unaware that figures released from the DWP last week, showing that out of a total of 229,700 new claims for PIP made since last April, only 43,800 decisions have been made.

Sight Loss May Be Prevented By Regular Walking, Research Suggests

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Regular walking may protect the eyes and help prevent age-related vision loss, research has suggested. Tests on mice showed that moderate exercise ...

Now Is the Time to Get Disability on the International Development Agenda

James Thornberry | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
James Thornberry

Disabled people have unique needs and we cannot expect this group to just be absorbed in general aid or international development programmes. Instead we must provide targeted support that benefits this vulnerable and often forgotten group.

Pioneering Gene Therapy Reverses Genetic Blindness Disorders

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new gene therapy trial to reverse blindness caused by a rare genetic disease has proved successful. Around 50,000 people in the UK have choroideremi...

If Other Animals Helped The Blind

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

So how much do we love this commercial for Norwegian Association For The Blind And Partially Sighted? A lot, that's how much. Not just because ...

The Disabled Community Is 'A Bucket Full Of Crabs'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

Disabled people, charities and campaigners have been urged to stop "snubbing" fellow disabled people who become successful, one of Britain's best know...

Overstretched Eye Clinics Reaching Breaking Point

Lesley-Anne Alexander | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Lesley-Anne Alexander

There are real concerns that eye clinics across England are struggling to cope with current demand meaning that many patients are having their appointments, treatment and follow up care delayed or cancelled. These delays can lead to people going blind unnecessarily. At the minimum people are experiencing extreme worry and anxiety.