Blindness

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 20.05.2015 | 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 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.

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!"

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.

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...