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RNIB Connect Radio is the UK radio station for blind and partially sighted people to find out what is happening in the community. You can also contribute and share your stories by emailing radio@rnib.org.uk (mailto:radio@rnib.org.uk) . Get involved and join the conversation.

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RNIB Connect Radio is the UK radio station for blind and partially sighted people to find out what is happening in the community. You can also contribute and share your stories by emailing radio@rnib.org.uk (mailto:radio@rnib.org.uk) . Get involved and join the conversation.

    Visionary UK And Esme's Umbrella Tackling Sight Loss.

    Visionary UK And Esme's Umbrella Tackling Sight Loss.

    Visionary UK works with national, and grass roots, sight loss charities from across the UK to improve the every day lives of blind and partially sighted people.

    Esme's Umbrella is a Visionary partner and provides advice, support and telephone groups for people who are living with Charles Bonnet Syndrome.

    RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Fiona Sandford, Visionary UK CEO, and Judith, from Esme's Umbrella, to learn more about the misunderstood condition and how the telephone groups have become a lifeline for many.
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    • 8 min
    Charity Chief Exec's Weekly Update, 23/10/2020.

    Charity Chief Exec's Weekly Update, 23/10/2020.

    Each week, RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell sits down with Matt Stringer, CEO of RNIB, to talk about some of the week's news coming from the UK sight loss charity.

    This week they discuss RNIB's Design For Everyone campaign which has a prototype, accessible, pregnancy testing device, meetings with the UK Cabinet Office on accessible voting and a fun scavenger hunt for youngsters.

    If you would like more info on any of the campaigns, or services from RNIB, go to http://www.rnib.org.uk or call the helpline on 0303 123 9999.

    #RNIBConnect

    Image: Matt Stringer, CEO of RNIB

    • 7 min
    Interview with Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of This Mournable Body

    Interview with Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of This Mournable Body

    Tsitsi Dangarembga discusses her Booker short-listed novel ‘This Mournable Body’, and reflects on post-colonial life in Zimbabwe. 

    • 7 min
    Celebrate Black History Month With RNIB Library

    Celebrate Black History Month With RNIB Library

    Let's talk books with RNIB Reading Services' Tracy Pearson.

    Chatting with our Red Szell, Tracy discusses the reading list that she and the team have put together to celebrate Black History Month.

     

    For more book recommendations visit: http://rniblibrary.com/

    (Image shows the cover Nelson Mandela's 'Long Walk to Freedom' with a picture of a smiling Nelson on the front) 

    • 7 min
    Exciting Events And News From British Blind Sport.

    Exciting Events And News From British Blind Sport.

    British Blind Sport is a UK charity which encourages visually impaired people, of all ages and abilities, to get involved in sport and other leisure activities.

    They also work with governing bodies, leisure and gym providers to make their facilities and offerings accessible.

    RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Alaina MacGregor, CEO of BBS, to hear about their virtual keep fit classes, a forthcoming conference for children and young people and their response to social distancing problems.

    http://www.britishblindsport.org.uk

    #RNIBConnect
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    • 5 min
    Connect Voices Round up 21st October

    Connect Voices Round up 21st October

    RNIB's National Involvement Coordinator shares the latest opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to get involved in with.

    This week there are opportunities to get involved with RNIB's Vision Project, product & design research and two online surveys.

    For more information about RNIB's Connect Voices visit: http://www.rnib.org.uk/rnibconnect/connect-voices

    (Image shows RNIB logo. 'RNIB' written in black capital letters over a white background and underlined with a bold pink line, with the words 'See differently' underneath) 

    • 4 min

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