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This is a technology podcast focused on technology that supports people with sight loss. NCBI Labs is the technology function within www.ncbi.ie NCBI (National Council for the Blind Ireland) is the national sight loss agency. We are a not for profit charity, which offers support and services to people of all ages who are experiencing difficulties with their eyesight.
 
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 are a person who's life has been directly affected by physical sight loss, then this is the podcast for you! Whether you are the VIP (Visually Impaired Person) or a Sighted Supporter, LASLR is the place to find encouragement and information on discovering life after sight loss. Join hosts Derek and April as they share their experiences and insights from the last 17+ years of living life with visual impairment. This is more than just how to be blind...it is discovering life!
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Partial or total loss of sight affects millions of people worldwide. Many cases are preventable or curable, but simple interventions are not available in some poorer countries. The 15 video tracks in this album explore the impact of visual impairment and corrective treatments. Derek Child explains how he learned to adapt to losing his sight and the training that helps him stay mobile and independent. Experts from Contamac reveal the science behind lens production. The Good Health Train bring ...
 
There is no place in America that is devoid of justice more than the Justice System. As much as the pendulum has swung in favor of victims, we have seen it swing too far. Not in the sense of losing sight of them, but the loss of proportion. We must not lose sight of the criminal as well. Are they someone who lost their way so completely or can they too be restored? These are the questions we will seek to understand in this show.
 
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/ ...
 
Our sense of smell is one of the most under appreciated senses we have. Host Frauke Galia aims to shed light on this beautiful sense and increase its profile in a culture dominated by sight and sound. Every week she'll explore our sense of smell from different angles, including science, art , literature, movies, health , and much more. And she'll explore how our sense of smell impacts our life, including the ways we perceive the world and how we interpret what we experience. Join Frauke, and ...
 
Glaucoma is a set of eye diseases that affects millions worldwide. Also known as the silent thief of the eyesight, it silently creeps up on the patient, damaging the eye and causing vision loss. Most people are unaware of the existence of glaucoma and its effects on the eye until it’s already too late. Let's be aware of some common myths and facts related to Glaucoma explained by Dr. Pradeep Aggarwal Consultant Ophthalmologist at The Sight Avenue Hospital. Visit The Sight Avenue Eye Hospital ...
 
Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes ...
 
Welcome to the Dave Woods MD podcast, where amazing things happen. We cure blindness, shortsightedness, and myopia. We change the world by curing vision loss one eye and one surgical improvement at a time. We are on a journey to find the best eye surgeries and cure vision around the world. We want the best outcomes possible and acknowledge that nothing can be taken for granted. We thank God for the great gift of sight.
 
I have a passion and love for natural living. For many years I lived this way. The healing, rejuvenation, and absolutely life changing effects I experienced fuels me and my devotion. Because of thee results i have seen in my life (improved sight, weight maintenance, and enhance brain function) I strive to bring this gift of wellness to others. https:naturalknow.com is a direct manifestation of that intention. My mission shares information, experience, and knowledge that i accumulated with th ...
 
Selected by Feedspot as one of the "Top 25 Afterlife Podcasts" in 2021. It's ranked as #13. Afterlife Chronicles Radio Facebook: @afterlifechroniclesandbeyond Nicole Strickland Facebook: @authornicolestrickland Twitter: @sdprsnicole Instagram: @authornicolestrickland Cultures from all over the world express belief in life after death. In fact, the afterlife is one concept that unifies people from all walks of life. Human connection is fostered through universal experiences with the afterlife ...
 
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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…
 
In this episode the TN team take a look at a study that has plucked DNA out of thin air, and another that points the way towards reversing stress-induced hair loss. There are several bad puns in this episode, please proceed with caution. Read more from this podcast:First Evidence of Animal and Human DNA Collection From AirScientists Uncover Why Chr…
 
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 …
 
In this episode, Frauke sits down with Fifth Sense Founder Duncan Boak to talk about his journey of smell loss. He opens up about the weeks, months and years following his smell loss, how he coped (and didn't), and reveals the catalyst that led him to create the charity Fifth Sense. This is an honest conversation about the ups and downs of living w…
 
Pilot Bob Crippen and Commander John Young became the first astronauts to fly a Space Shuttle into orbit on April 12, 1981. Crippen tells host Mat Kaplan about that mission and shares many more stories from his adventurous life. Mat was standing on the dry lake bed in the California desert when STS-1 returned to Earth. Planetary Society senior spac…
 
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…
 
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…
 
On this episode of the Afterlife Chronicles Radio Show, I welcome Lisa Theriault of Supernatural Pet Sightings Podcast. I was honored to be a guest on her podcast a few months ago and of course, invited her on my show! :) Lisa shares her profound experiences with the spirit of her beloved mother and how her passing changed her views on the afterlif…
 
On this week of the Afterlife Chronicles Radio Show, I invite my mom, Norma Strickland, on to have a discussion about children and the paranormal. Topics include: 1. Erik Erikson's stages of psychosocial development; 2. Jean Piaget's stages of cognitive development; 3. Signs of a psychically inclined child; 4. Mentorship for highly intuitive childr…
 
Bill Nelson, former Senator from Florida, congressional astronaut, and father of the Space Launch System, will likely be NASA's next administrator. Casey Dreier and Mat Kaplan also discuss The Planetary Society's global Day of Action, which saw hundreds of Society members meet with elected officials in Washington D.C., along with the news that the …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
In this episode, Frauke speaks with the co-founder of Nisarga Farms, Swami Krishana Chaitanya about what it's like to farm and distill aromatic plants in the Himalayan region of India, and to do so with conservation and sustainability in mind. Krishana shares the philosophy of Nisarga Farms, including why they believe small batch production is the …
 
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) team has just announced more than 2,200 new exoplanet candidates. Natalia Guerrero of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology manages these discoveries and still finds time to write plays, collaborate on musical performances and host radio shows that dig into the deeper meaning of our expanding uni…
 
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…
 
People with sight loss can now connect directly to the RNIB Helpline by saying “Alexa, call RNIB Helpline”. This simple voice command, spoken to an Alexa-enabled device, triggers a new Amazon skill, which was developed in partnership with RNIB. RNIB’s Helpline is a gateway to essential services for blind and partially sighted people, services which…
 
Each month, RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell talks with John Rafferty, CEO of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. They talk about some of the latest news stories and projects coming from the national organisation. This month John talks about accessible Covid-19 info and support at vaccination centres, accessible literature for the 21st…
 
The Royal National College in Hereford specialises in courses, from A level upwards, for students who are blind or partially sighted. As well as a range of academic courses, at their modern campus, they also improve independent living skills and mobility for all it's students. The college is hosting open days for prospective parents and pupils, to …
 
Clare Aldworth, RNIB's National Involvement Coordinator shares the latest opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to get involved in. Opportunities highlighted included: Your chance to re-name the RNIB mental health support service, a request for visually impaired people living in the West Midlands to help the West Midlands Combined Au…
 
In this Live Event we explore the area of accessibility with Microsoft. What are some of latest accessibility features in Windows 10 and Microsoft Office for someone who is blind or has low vision? How exactly does Artificial Intelligence work and how is it being used to make products more accessible for people with sight loss? Joining us this week…
 
Over the past 30 years, Bill Skipworth has gone from having perfect sight, to no sight, to regaining some of his vision after an operation. And faced with lockdown he saw it as an opportunity to write down his experiences. His book ‘Now I See’ has just been published in print, eBook and as an audiobook. Read On’s Red Szell caught up with him to fin…
 
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…
 
Our weekly catch up with RNIB CEO Matt Stringer to share some of the latest news and projects coming from the UK sight loss organisation. This week Matt and Connect Radio’s Toby Davey look forward to the next financial year with some key messages from the RNIB Business Plan, with lifting of some Coronavirus lockdown restrictions, the new RNIB Comin…
 
How is the Covid-19 Vaccination programme coming along in Wales? Dr Gill Richardson is the chair of Wales' Covid-19 Vaccine programme and she spoke about the progress of vaccinations and their liaison with RNIB Cymru to ensure accessibility for blind and partially sighted people. For more COVID-19 vaccination information visit Public Health Wales’ …
 
Annie Fennymore is an award-winning blind artist who was told that by the age of 40 she would completely lose her sight. In response, she created a unique form of tactile art which she's been showcasing all across the UK, through exhibitions, workshops, collaborations and public talks. Having founded Blind Alley Art, Annie now uses her tactile art …
 
In this roundup episode , the TN team review what happens in the brain when we drink alcohol, find out how to use baboons and grapes to make discoveries about logic processing and unearth the rise-and-fall life story of an ancient Mayan. Read more from this podcast:Bones Tell the Story of a Powerful Man's Rise and FallBehavioral Effects of Alcohol …
 
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