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    Glaucoma Treatments; Driverless Cars

    Glaucoma Treatments; Driverless Cars

    A programme responding to your emails on a range of subjects.
    Talking about the latest glaucoma treatments, our guests include Karen Osborn who's the Chief Executive of Glaucoma UK. Also joining us is Gus Gazzard from Moorfields Eye Hospital.
    And with the latest on the pros and cons of driverless cars, we hear from a leading designer in the industry.
    PRESENTER: Peter White
    PRODUCER: Mike Young

    • 18分
    Fight For Sight Report; England's First Blind Musical Therapist

    Fight For Sight Report; England's First Blind Musical Therapist

    The government is being urged to double its spending on research into eye disease. Fight for Sight, the charity which campaigns for the ending of preventable sight loss, argues that visual impairment is costing the country billions of pounds and that more than half the two million cases of visual impairment in the UK today are preventable. The Chief Executive of Fight for Sight, Sherine Krause, joins us.
    And we meet Carl Morgan who, it's believed, is the first blind musical therapist in England. We find out what his working life involves and what challenges he's faced.
    PRESENTER: Peter White
    PRODUCER: Mike Young

    • 18分
    Paralympic Legend Tim Reddish On The Delayed 2020 Games; Who Were Japan's Goze Performers?

    Paralympic Legend Tim Reddish On The Delayed 2020 Games; Who Were Japan's Goze Performers?

    Tim Reddish is visually impaired and won numerous swimming medals when he competed in three Paralympics . He's been National Performance Director for the Disability Swim Team and he's chaired the British Paralympic Association. He's currently a member of the International Paralympic Committee Governing Board. We hear from him about the impact of delaying the 2020 games in Tokyo for a year.
    And we learn about the blind Japanese women who travelled their country as Goze musical performers.
    PRESENTER: Peter White
    PRODUCER: Mike Young

    • 18分
    Back To School, Safer Travel On Public Transport

    Back To School, Safer Travel On Public Transport

    A look at what specialist and mainstream schools are doing to help blind pupils get back to school safely. Can social distancing be achieved without leaving a blind pupil feeling isolated?
    Advice from chartered environmental health practitioner Dr. Lisa Ackerley on using public transport again as safely as possible.
    PRESENTER: Peter White
    PRODUCER: Mike Young

    • 18分
    Drug Supplies After The Brexit Transition Period Ends; A Photographic Record Of Blind People During Italy's Lockdown

    Drug Supplies After The Brexit Transition Period Ends; A Photographic Record Of Blind People During Italy's Lockdown

    The National Pharmacy Association and the Macular Society discuss how best to maintain a steady flow of drugs and medicines into the UK from the EU after the Brexit transition period runs out at the end of December.
    And we hear from Stefano Sbrulli, the Italian photographer who captured lockdown on film from the perspective of blind and visually impaired people in the country. We also speak to one of the people who was snapped by Stefano.
    PRESENTER: Peter White
    PRODUCER: Mike Young

    • 18分
    Heading Back To Work; "Blindness" At London's Donmar Warehouse

    Heading Back To Work; "Blindness" At London's Donmar Warehouse

    We look at the challenges facing people who are blind or visually impaired when they return to work for the first time since lockdown. We'll get advice from Maria Shinn. She's from ACAS which gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice.
    And our reporter Fern Lulham heads to London's Donmar Warehouse to check out a sound installation based on the novel "Blindness" by the Portuguese author José Saramago. Playwright Simon Stephens has adapted the book and Juliet Stevenson stars in the production which focuses on the the rise of a global pandemic.

    Presenter: Peter White.
    Producer: Mike Young.

    • 18分

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