Blindness

These Glasses Could Help Blind People 'Read Again'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Tech

Glasses fitted with a specialised miniature camera could help people read who are legally registered as blind, a trial has found. The camera, which us...

The Fashion Designer Who's Bringing Visual Impairment Into the Fashion Industry

Emily Davison | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Style
Emily Davison

Bianca Von Stempel is a fashion designer motivated towards changing perceptions of visual impairment through her love for fashion design. Raising awareness of sight loss through her creative and dynamic deisgns. Out to prove that sight loss isn't a barrier to achieving your aspirations in life.

Miracle As Blind Woman's Vision Is Restored After Unrelated Spine Surgery

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who was legally blind for 21 years has regained her vision, after waking up from having surgery on her spine. Mary Ann Franco, from Florida, w...

What It's Like To Use Facebook As A Blind Person

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook has unveiled a new tool to give blind people better access to the images posted on the platform. Its automatic alternative text feature aims ...

This Pitch Black Restaurant Has Been Hiring Blind Waiters For 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

After fumbling and almost knocking over a glass of wine, I finally located the piece of bread I was searching for. I just hoped I was using it to mop ...

Husband's Act To Make His Blind Wife Smile Again Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A doting husband has planted thousands of flowers outside of his home to make his wife, who is blind, smile again. Mr and Mrs Kuroki, from Miyazaki...

Cholesterol Drug Could Help Restore Vision In Patients With AMD

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A drug commonly used to lower cholesterol could help restore vision in patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The health c...

Angel

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

On 28 August 2014 I sponsored a puppy called Angel. Angel is a gorgeous golden retriever. She is yellow, furry and confident. Angel is being trained as a guide dog. I'm sent regular "pupdates" by the Guide Dogs, a charity which does important and massively empowering work.

Partially-Sighted Man Adopts Puppy With One Eye, Sparks Adorable Friendship

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A partially-sighted man has found a new pal in the form of this incredibly tiny puppy who has one eye. And it's the most glorious thing. Ever. ...

How Moving to London Inspired Me to Start My Own Business

Damiano La Rocca | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK
Damiano La Rocca

As many in my generation will have experienced, I left high school full of self-doubt and confusion about my future. I certainly didn't have a plan about what to do with my life and the idea of running my own business seemed completely alien to me. The only thing I was sure about is that I wanted to improve my English. So at a young age I took the plunge and moved from my hometown in Italy to the capital of the UK, full of nerves and anticipation for my future.

NSFW: Swedish Artist Designs Porn For Blind People

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

"Everyone needs sexual stimulation." And this is something that Swedish artist Nina Linde believes wholeheartedly. The 33-year-old is making waves ...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Mike Daw | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Mike Daw

Most of us would consider our sight to be one of the most important senses, and fear the impact that sight loss would have on our independence. But eye health, in comparison with other diseases, is still largely neglected by medical research funding.

Woman Makes Herself Blind Because She Believes She Is Meant To Have A Disability

Barcroft | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jewel, from North Carolina, USA, has Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), a condition in which people who are not disabled believe they are meant ...

Doctor Performs First Stem Cell Operation To Cure Blindness

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A doctor in the UK has performed the world's first embryonic stem cell operation using a "patch" technique in the hope of finding a cure for blindness...

Seeing Our Way to a Healthy Future

Mike Daw | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Daw

Research can make a huge difference, 25 years ago a corneal transplant had a 50/50 chance of success - now it has a 90 percent chance. Cataract procedures are now routine, laser eye surgery is nowadays a very safe procedure - but that is only through years of research.

Emotional Moment Colourblind Man Sees A Sunset For The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man with colour blindness has filmed the heartwarming moment he sees a sunset in full colour for the first time. Aaron Williams-Mele received a p...

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.

Colourblind Man Sees Pink And Purple For The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The beautiful moment that a colourblind man sees colour for the first time has been caught on camera - and it's enough to make even the toughest heart...

Infection Passed On By Cat Leaves Woman Blind In One Eye

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman, who woke up one morning to find she'd lost the sight in one eye, has revealed that her sudden blindness was due to an infection passed on by ...

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...

Five Things the New Social Care Minister Needs to Remember About Sensory Loss

Sue Brown | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Politics
Sue Brown

In recent years there has been a recognition that the only way to make health and social care deliver at a time of increasing demand, is to focus on prevention, and social care has a key role to play in this...

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

Tom Pey | Posted 18.05.2016 | 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.

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...

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 27.04.2015 | 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!"