Blindness

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 07.10.2014 | 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.

Eyedentity

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.

'She Is Not Invisible' Book Review

Alix Long | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alix Long

Like any brilliant book, 'She Is Not Invisible' included many merits: it made me laugh, it made me cry, but most of all, it made me think.

Prolonged Use Of The Pill Could Affect This Part Of Your Body

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Long-term use of the contraceptive pill doubles the risk of a leading cause of blindness, a study has shown. Scientists warned that the Pill may pl...

Marcus Sedgwick Interview

Alix Long | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alix Long

'She Is Not Invisible': multi award-winning writer Marcus Sedgwick, a widely-admired writer of YA fiction, and a recipient of the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award, and many others. I met with Marcus to discuss his latest novel.

VIDEO: 'Blind Increasingly Left To Fend For Themselves'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK

Blind people are being left to fend for themselves - and in less than 10 years could have no support from local councils, a shocking new report has re...

Review: Now That You've Died - A Theatrical Production for Read for RNIB Day

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Billed as "a book without words, a story without reading", Now That You've Died is a play performed in total darkness. No lights, no flashes. Nothing. I couldn't even see my hand when I held it in front of my face. Intimidating? Yes. Unnerving? For sure. But that, of course, is the point.

7 Marathons On 7 Continents in 7 Days

Huffington Post UK | Tom Bywater | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

Could you run a marathon? Maybe. How about two straight after each other? Unlikely. But what if you were asked to run seven marathons in seven days...

Amazing Anti-Cancer Drug Could Be Used To Treat Blindness

PA | PA | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A drug designed to fight cancer is as effective a treatment for a cause of blindness as a tailor-made product more than 10 times the cost, new researc...

‘There Are No Limits': Blind Man Solves Rubik's Cube Puzzle

Caters News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

A blind man has solved a Rubik’s Cube – nine months after he began the puzzle. Sameer Doshi modified the 3-D brain-teaser using tabs of Velcro...

Could This Solar-Powered 'Bionic Eye' Be The Cure For Blindness?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have developed a wireless, solar-powered bionic eye that can give sight to blind rats in medical trials. Although it hasn't yet been tes...

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.