Visually Impaired

Technology Can and Should Level the Playing Field for Children With Sight Loss

Florence Orban | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Tech
Florence Orban

At the moment, if a vision impaired person wants to travel by tube, they have the option of seeking assistance from a member of staff, a service that works well for the most part. However, it is the prospect of being able to get from a to b independently and without need for advanced planning, that is so exciting for these youngsters.

The Realities of Guide Dog Access Denials

Emily Davison | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Davison

It can become incredibly frustrating considering that these dogs are given to people like myself to enhance our quality of life and enable us to become more mobile. When these access denials occur our mobility is prevented and our freedom of movement is hindered.

Cuts to Disability Payments Will Impact Mental and Physical Health of the Most Vulnerable in Our Society

Damiano La Rocca | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Politics
Damiano La Rocca

One of the more concerning headlines from the 2016 budget was the announcement of the 4.4bn cuts to disability services and PIP (Personal Independence...

I'm a Fashion Blogger Who Happens to be Visually Impaired

Emily Davison | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Style
Emily Davison

One of the messages I promote on my blog is that fashion is more than something we perceive with our eyes, it appeals to many of our senses. Fashion is more than a visual concept, it's language and a form of expression and it's tangible.

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Introducing Nature to Visually Impaired Kids

Patricia Evans | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Evans

Visual impairment can be one of the most difficult disabilities to deal with. It can range from complete blindness to low vision--but regardless of degree, dealing with visual impairment means tackling all obstacles one might encounter when clear vision is required to learn.

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...

Join the Fight to Help Blind Children Get Vital Support and Improve Their Quality of Life

Tom Pey | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Pey

For many vision impaired young people, despite having the same kind of hopes and ambitions as others, they don't have the self-belief or independence to fulfill them. Judging by research we have conducted, the impact of sight loss on quality of life can be seen as early as seven.

Access All Areas

Emily Davison | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Davison

Events like this within the UK are rare, but this does not mean to say that they do not occur. There is a strong need for a drastic change in the world of the disabled. A set of rules and regulations firmly enforced by the law in order to defend disability minority groups from a confrontation like this and the humiliation of it.

To be Here or Not to be Here, That is the Question!

Emily Davison | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Davison

The idea of a Guide Dog within a historical place is open to controversy as is using a mobility cane. The initial response is that I will either damage the furniture due to my not seeing it. Or that my Guide Dog will dirty the floor coverings with her paws.

Working Together to Tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases

Simon Bush | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK
Simon Bush

The goal? To tackle a group of 17 infectious diseases that between them, affect over 1.4 billion of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.

Making Astronomy Accessible for Blind and Partially Sighted People

Emily Davison | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Tech
Emily Davison

For a sighted person it is extremely easy to become addicted by what the night sky has to offer to the naked eye, let alone with a telescope. It would take the average person thirty minutes to take a brief tour of the constellations on a clear, cloudless night

Audio Description - A Beginner's Guide

Steve Willingham | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Steve Willingham

Audio Description isn't exactly new, but you'd be forgiven for never having heard of it before. In fact it's been around for years, it's only recently, however, that we've seen it start to take its place alongside subtitles and closed captions as a standard inclusion on film and DVD releases.

The 2012 Paralympics Will Inspire Young People With Disabilities Like Me

Declan Dexter | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Sport
Declan Dexter

The moment of the Paralympics that I will always remember most vividly was when I got the chance to see it live. I was at the Excel Centre watching the Wheelchair Fencing. The atmosphere was amazing and the crowd really got behind the athletes and supported their countries. It showed that not just able-bodied people can take part in sports - that was really special.