Visual Impairments

Equal Voting Rights for Persons With Disabilities: What Are We Waiting For?

Ian Brook | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Politics
Ian Brook

According to the Electoral Commission in the UK, all voters should have the right to cast their vote independently and privately. However, for those with disabilities, blindness or partial sight, this is not always the case.

International Women's Day 2013: The Inspirational Work of Lady Health Workers across Asia

Dr Caroline Harper | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Caroline Harper

Women in developing countries face massive barriers in accessing health care due to cultural restrictions, geographical limitations, and discrimination because of their gender. One of the most inspirational groups of women I've met during my travels - women who are breaking through these barriers everyday - are the female health workers of Asia.

Celebrating National Braille Week: Digital Exhibition Charts Lives of Blind Young People Over the Last Two Centuries

Tom Pey | Posted 10.03.2013 | Home
Tom Pey

Louis Braille, his life and achievements, will be remembered and celebrated this week as part of National Braille Week. Braille was 15 when he developed his tactile code for the French alphabet in 1824, so it is quite remarkable when one imagines what an impact his work has had.

Making the Digital World Accessible to Everyone

Dominic Tarn | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Tech
Dominic Tarn

Despite the internet being a universal means of communication, and visual impairment and dyslexia affecting hundreds of millions worldwide, this subject only receives sporadic attention in the media. In the UK alone there are six million affected by dyslexia.