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RNIB Connect Radio is the UK radio station sharing stories of people living with sight loss. Listen to blind and partially sighted people talk about a wide range of topics of relevance to them and join the conversation yourself by emailing radio@rnib.org.uk

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RNIB Connect Radio is the UK radio station sharing stories of people living with sight loss. Listen to blind and partially sighted people talk about a wide range of topics of relevance to them and join the conversation yourself by emailing radio@rnib.org.uk

    Covid Vaccination Passports, Anti-Vaxxers and the Flu Jab!

    Covid Vaccination Passports, Anti-Vaxxers and the Flu Jab!

    RNIB Connect Radio’s Toby Davey checked in with Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick from New Live Pharmacy in Glasgow to talk about the possible introduction of Covid vaccination passports, dispelling some of what Anti-Vaxxers have been saying and how the take up of the flu jab last autumn has had an affect on the number of cases of flu this year.

    To get in touch with Elizabeth Roddick email  elizabeth.r@newlifepharmacy.co.uk or for more information visit https://newlifepharmacy.co.uk.

    Image:  Picture showing Elizabeth standing in her pharmacy, dressed in her white pharmacist coat and a colourful bandana around her neck, she's smiling warmly at the camera with her hands slightly raised.

    • 6 min
    Come Along To The Blind Angler Q & A Event

    Come Along To The Blind Angler Q & A Event

    Are you interested in fishing, or would like to find out a little bit more about it from a fellow blind angler?

    On Sunday 7th of March at 8PM, The Blind Angler channel will hold a live Q & A event to help answer all of your burning questions, offer some advice, and chat all-things-fishing!

    Wayne Vowden, the Blind Angler himself spoke with RNIB Connect Radio's Paulina Kuchorew about the free event and how to take part.

    For more information find 'The Blind Angler' on Facebook or YouTube.

    • 8 min
    Amy Morris, Project Manager of Ffolio, a creative platform in Wales.

    Amy Morris, Project Manager of Ffolio, a creative platform in Wales.

    Amy Morris is the project Manager of Ffolio, a platform for new creative talent in Wales.  If you are interested in creating a new audio project, which could be on BBC Sounds, Amy Morris has all the information you need to apply.
    Image is the Ffiolio logo with the word Ffolio in organge on a black background and upside down in black on an orange background.

    • 6 min
    Home Schooling During Lockdown as a Sighted Parent of a Visually Impaired Young Person

    Home Schooling During Lockdown as a Sighted Parent of a Visually Impaired Young Person

    Due to all the Covid lockdowns many visually impaired young people have been and are still being schooled at home by their parents.

    Here at RNIB Connect Radio we wondered what home schooling might be like for a sighted parent of a visually impaired young person during lockdown.

    Connect Radio’s Toby Davey caught up with Karen Newell from York who has been, as Karen puts it, ‘remote schooling’ with her 10-year-old son Fred.

    Karen explained how she and her son Fred have been coping during the lockdown while home schooling.  

    The great support Karen has had from Fred’s school, Fred’s Teaching Assistant and Qualified Teacher of visual Impairment. How both Karen and Fred have been getting used to some of the assistive technology that Fred uses at home for all his lessons and schoolwork.

    Karen also talks about how creative she has been with bringing some of Fred’s schoolwork to life through whatever is around the house at the time.  

    And Karen also shares her top 5 tips for other sighted parents of visually impaired young people on how best to cope with home schooling during lockdown and making it fun too!

    (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) 

    • 8 min
    VocalEyes - The Interval 19.02.21

    VocalEyes - The Interval 19.02.21

    Since the first lockdown in March 2020 with many theatres going dark and many museums, galleries and heritage sites having to close their doors, VocalEyes the national audio description charity providing access to the arts for blind and partially sighted people started up a weekly email newsletter titled The Interval to share up-coming online accessible events for blind and partially sighted people.

     

    In this week’s VocalEyes - The Interval here on RNIB Connect Radio  Toby Davey is joined again by Jess Beal from VocalEyes to highlight several online accessible arts events from the VocalEyes weekly email newsletter.

     

    Toby and Jess chatted about the following up-coming online accessible arts events for blind and partially sighted people.

     

    Mischief Movie Night In, online event, Sunday 21 February at 8pm

    Monuments at Donmar Warehouse, audio-described YouTube video, available until 28 February

     

    Fierce Queens, House of Love at Queens House, Greenwich, a Range of performances celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month, Friday 26th February

    Glasgow Museums description of Lord Mungo Murray painting available on YouTube

    Black Country Living Museum: Access Heritage, Love in the Black Country, YouTube video

    Southampton City Gallery - John Hitchens exhibition, online audio-described tour available

     

    To sign up to the VocalEyes weekly email newsletter The Interval and more details about these and other accessible events do visit the VocalEyes website.

     VocalEyes – Opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to experience and enjoy art and heritage (https://vocaleyes.co.uk/)

    (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) 

    • 7 min
    A Film Immersion Into The Sonic & Visual Experiences Of VI People

    A Film Immersion Into The Sonic & Visual Experiences Of VI People

    In December Manchester International Festival launched a new initiative titled: 'Festival in My House…and Yours', their popular micro-festival series reimagined for the virtual era, which we're all finding ourselves in these days.

     

    With all events streamed for free via their YouTube channel, from Thursday 25th of February we'll get the chance to experience a unique film immersion into the sonic and visual experiences of visually impaired people under lockdown.

    The short documentary titled 'Playing Through The Looking Glass', follows a series of workshops ran by visually impaired actor–facilitator from Bury, Elizabeth Wainwright, who has spent lockdown helping visually impaired people connect, learn new skills and beat the homebound blues.

    Elizabeth spoke with RNIB Connect Radio about the workshops, exploring Shakespeare's writing for the stage, developing a character through movement and embracing your inner clown.

    Watch the film here: Playing Through the Looking Glass | Festival In My House... And Yours (https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/5XA6CNYE2iNr2yNUmRAyv?domain=youtube.com)

    For more information visit:  Playing Through the Looking Glass – Manchester International Festival :Manchester International Festival (mif.co.uk) (https://mif.co.uk/whats-on/playing-through-the-looking-glass/)

    For more about Engage 2 Stage: Engage2Stage (https://www.engage2stage.co.uk/)

    • 7 min

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