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News, views and information for people who are blind or partially sighted

    University Special

    University Special

    We hear from a blind student who's facing the start of his first year at university during the pandemic.
    We also meet a student who's taken a year out rather than return to university when social distancing and other restrictions are in place.
    Among our expert guests offering advice and support are Elin Williams from Look-UK. We also hear from Rachel Hewett who is from the Vision Impairment Centre For Teaching and Research at the University of Birmingham.
    PRESENTER: Peter White
    PRODUCER: Mike Young

    • 18 min
    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 min
    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 min
    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 min
    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 min
    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 min

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