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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. Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Conversations (https://audioboom.com/channel/conversations) - Blind and partially sighted people speaking about a wide range of topics. Read On (https://audioboom.com/ ...
 
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 Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Connect (https://audioboom.com/channel/weeklyconnect) - Our main channel with news, features and articles on sight loss. Read On (https://audioboom.com/channel/readonair) - The Audioboo ...
 
If you want to find out what's on TV and what is audio described, check out our daily TV Guide podcast from RNIB Connect Radio. Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Connect (https://audioboom.com/channel/weeklyconnect) - Our main channel with news, features and articles on sight loss. Conversations (https://audioboom.com/channel/conversations) - Blind and partially sighted people speaking about a wide range of topics. Read On (https://audioboom.com/channel/readonair) - The Au ...
 
Tech Talk is a podcast and radio show for blind and partially sighted people who are interested in accessible technology. Find out about the latest products from specialist equipment to off the shelf solutions. Get involved or join the conversation by emailing techtalk@rnib.org.uk Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Connect (https://audioboom.com/channel/weeklyconnect) - Our main channel with news, features and articles on sight loss. Conversations (https://audioboom.com/cha ...
 
A weekly show all about audiobooks recorded at the RNIB Talking Book studios. We talk to your favourite authors and narrators, along with reviews and news about new audiobooks. Presented by Red Szell in Camden and produced by Robert Kirkwood in Glasgow, you'll find a new episode here every Friday at 1pm plus bonus content such as longer uncut interviews and episodes of our occasional extra show, The Book Group. Talking Books is a free service from RNIB giving access to over 30,000 fiction an ...
 
If you are blind or partially sighted and have an interest in sport, whether it be as a participant or as an observer, this podcast is for you! Get involved and join the conversation by emailing radio@rnib.org.uk (mailto:radio@rnib.org.uk) Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Connect (https://audioboom.com/channel/weeklyconnect) - Our main channel with news, features and articles on sight loss. Conversations (https://audioboom.com/channel/conversations) - Blind and partially ...
 
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Karishma Shah is the Regional Campaigns Officer for London. Karishma Shah talks about the anxiety of not being able to access online shopping and others not socially distancing but welcomed lockdown, as a means to slow down. As lockdown eases, Karishma hopes people will be more empathetic, remember how lockdown made them feel and realise, that feel…
 
In The Longest Battle Emma Martins chats with people who have gone through a similar life changing situation to her own when Emma court a virus in 2013 which completely changed her life for ever. The virus that Emma court in Vietnam caused a brain aneurysm which in turn has severely affected Emma’s eyesight. In today's The Longest Battle Emma is ch…
 
Each week, RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell sits down with Matt Stringer, RNIB CEO, to discuss some of the big stories and projects the sight loss charity is involved in. This week Matt looks at guides for individuals and business to make the easing of restrictions easier for blind and partially sighted people, we pay tribute to the Duke of Edinb…
 
RNIB Connect Radio's Barry Snell chats to fundraiser Annette West about her upcoming virtual Kilt Walk event, her 5th in a row and she is hoping to raise lots of money for a charity close to her heart - RNIB Scotland. To find out more about sponsoring Annette, please click on the link below. https://virtual.thekiltwalk.co.uk/fundraising/ScotlandsVi…
 
Blind chef Kim Jaye tells us how lockdown inspired her to write two accessible cookbooks, and shares her passion for reading. Narrator David John discusses the joys and challenges of recording Talking Books. We begin our review of the shortlist for this year’s CILIP Carnegie Medal by interviewing former winner and 2021 contender, Elizabeth Acevedo.…
 
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 acces…
 
Visionary UK is an umbrella organisation that brings together national and grass roots sight loss charities to improve collaborative working and the sharing of best practice. RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Amy Pearman, from Visionary, and Susanette Mansour, from Croydon Vision, to find out how services can be delivered, successfully, u…
 
RNIB Connect Radio’s Toby Davey checked in with Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick from New Live Pharmacy in Glasgow to talk about the current news regarding the AstraZeneca Coronavirus vaccine, what should people do if they have had the vaccine and are about to have their second jab, has all the news affected people’s confidence in the vaccine roll out,…
 
Amazon have launched the latest Echo Show device to their range which features a tracking camera that moves the screen around to follow you in the kitchen or living room of your house during calls and even when watching videos. Dennis Stansbury from Amazon UK joins Steven Scott on Tech Talk to discuss this new gadget, and also discuss the latest ac…
 
As non-essential retail stores open their doors once again to the public, what measures are in place to ensure safety for all customers and what support is in place for blind and partially sighted people? Steve Packer from RNIB talks to Steven Scott about what we need to be aware of when heading back out to the high street.…
 
For many people, going to college or university can be, both, exciting and daunting. If the student is blind or partially sighted, there are further worries around accessible course materials, mobility around campus and will the institution be able to support someone with sight loss to progress at the same pace as their peers? Several sight loss ch…
 
Charlotte Jones, RNIB's National Involvement Coordinator shares the latest opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to get involved in. Opportunities highlighted included: Call out from BBC News Team for visually impaired people's experiences of Covid19 for TV, Radio and online, an opportunity to become a Disabled Lay Researcher from Sh…
 
Steve GIlbert, chairman of Wrexham AFC Disabled Sports Association tells RNIB Connect Radio about the audio described games they have on offer and also talks about his hopes for the club, as it's now owned by actors, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. Image is of Wrexham AFC Disabled Supporters Badge. A circle with a red strip around most of it but …
 
Hi there! Welcome back to Tech Talk. There is loads and loads and loads in today's show, how on earth we cram everything in to one hour is beyond comprehension! Firstly, we can say that Steven, Robin and Andy are re-joined by Tim once again, after a brief absence - welcome back Mr Schwartz! On today's show, we talk about some new products coming so…
 
Sight loss charities, RNIB and Guide Dogs, have created new guides based around the Covid-19 vaccination roll out. The guides will help national health bodies, including hospitals, GP surgeries and pharmacies, to create programmes around the roll out that will inform and support blind and partially sighted people at all stages. This will include ac…
 
UK charity RNIB runs numerous events, throughout the year, for blind and partially sighted children and young people, including their family and friends. RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Roisin Meagher, from RNIB, to hear more about their Shape and Share events and how you can join in. We also heard from Tiernan, who loves the weekly you…
 
Each week, RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell talks with Matt Stringer, CEO of RNIB, to discuss some of the latest stories coming from the UK sight loss charity. This week, there's tech news and offers from Apple and Amazon, a well deserved awards nomination and it's full steam ahead for the Marathon Mates fund raiser. If you'd like more informatio…
 
Claire Lawrence works for RNIB as a Regional Campaigns Officer and is also a competitive bodybuilder. Like many blind and partially sighted people, lockdown has been a pretty testing time for Claire, who has autosomal retinitis pigmentosa. As gyms closed and competitions were cancelled, Claire had to transfer the family home into both a gym and an …
 
RNIB have partnered up with the US support provider Aira to deliver remote support here in the UK. Steven Scott spoke to Dave Williams from RNIB and Jenine Stanley from Aira to find out about how the service supports blind and partially sighted people as well as a special offer for RNIB customers. For more information visit: https://aira.io/ Image …
 
Mark and Kerry Fielding have managed to secure employment with the NHS, at a time when, due to the global pandemic, many people are losing their jobs. They are also the first blind members of staff to work within the Business Services Authority, as call handlers and have been supported throughout their training and employment journey, with a focus …
 
Lockdown has given all of us a little bit extra time to get some exercise in, the daily walks have been a lifeline! But this next gentlemen has taken walking, to the next level. You can follow Richard, sponsor him and even join him on his walk from John O'Groats to Lands End here: https://www.justgiving.com/richardsbigblindjogl…
 
Each month, RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell talks with Chris Danielsen, Pr Director, from the National Federation of the Blind in the USA. This time Chris is looking ahead to this year's National Convention which, for the 2nd time, will take place virtually and they're expecting around 10,000 visitors. Allan found out what people can expect from…
 
Good day, lovely people! On today's TT, Steven, Robin and Andy are once again joined by Shaun to talk all manner of wonderful things! Some big news to come from Sky TV last week - Sky Q now gives more control to visually impaired customers, thanks to the service’s latest update, including a new Voice Guidance feature, which has got everyone all gid…
 
England blind football player Azeem Amir has achieved such a lot at his young age and his newest venture, a workshop session to take into schools and other settings to shed a light on disability and change peoples perceptions of what a disabled person is capable of, Ellie finds out more. If you want to find out more about Azeem and Learn ESS you ca…
 
Time to hear from one of our own now, you might recognise this next voice from Sunset Melodies here on RNIB Connect Radio but low and behold, it's not only radio that Gary has a passion for, he is a brilliant partially sighted artist, Ellie and been chatting to him to find out where his love for art started. Remember you can catch Gary on Sunset Me…
 
A new website and campaign supported by the Macular Society has just launched titled ‘See What’s Next’ providing information and support for people with wet age related macular degeneration including case studies, hints and tips, life hacks and much more to enable people to manage Wet AMD and maintain an independent life. Connect Radio’s Toby Davey…
 
In The Longest battle Emma Martins chats with people who have gone through a similar life changing situation to her own when Emma court a virus in 2013 which completely changed her life for ever. The virus that Emma court in Vietnam caused a brain aneurysm which in turn has severely affected Emma’s eyesight. In today's The Longest Battle Emma is ch…
 
We learn how our canine companions can help us become better human beings, as Ericka Waller walks us through her novel 'Dog Days'. Robert Kirkwood discovers how a selection of 2000AD graphic novels, including Judge Dredd, have been transformed into audio. Bestselling children’s author, Frances Hardinge, gets darkly supernatural in her historical no…
 
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 acces…
 
Each week, RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell sits down with Matt Stringer, CEO of UK sight loss charity RNIB, to talk about some of the big stories and events coming from the organisation. This week Matt talks about the new National Disability Strategy, There's advice for individuals and commerce for easing out of lockdown in an accessible way, th…
 
RNIB Connect Radio’s Toby Davey checked in with pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick from New Live Pharmacy in Glasgow to talk about the Covid lateral flow test with regards to the potential increase in Covid testing in schools, Care Homes and for possible travel too and what happens if you get a positive result from the test. In Elizabeth’s Pharmacy in Gl…
 
New technology from Aira is set to give visual assistance to blind and partially sighted patients and support them to attend hospital eye appointments. The 6-month trial, launched today, will support patients attending appointments at Moorfields Eye Hospital. It is funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust and will be free of charge for blind and partiall…
 
For many years now the Sight Village events have toured the UK, bringing together a host of international exhibitors and speakers, attracting thousands of blind and partially sighted visitors. The event showcases the latest in hi, and low, tech gadgets, services for people of all ages and charities from around the UK who support and empower those w…
 
The first ever Partially Sighted CEO has been appointed at the Oxfordshire Association for the Blind, RNIB Connect Radio's Ellie Marsh caught up with him to find out what some of his aims are for his time as CEO. If you want to find out more about the Oxfordshire Association for the Blind you can go to their website www.oxeyes.org.uk…
 
Ahead of the Scottish Parliamentary election, which will take place in May 2021, RNIB Scotland are calling on candidates to support their key manifesto asks. James Scotland, RNIB Scotland director spoke with us about their manifesto, and how by asking your candidates to become RNIB Champions, you can help deliver profound change for blind and parti…
 
Do you enjoy baking? Perhaps you have picked up a liking for making tasty treats throughout lockdown or spent the last few months polishing your baking skills. No matter, if a veteran baker or a star-baker-in-the-making, there's a great live online event in which you can bake together with other blind and visually impaired people from the comfort o…
 
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