sight loss

Volunteers Needed to Help Change Lives for People Living with Sight Loss

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association needs volunteers to help improve the confidence and independence of people with a visual impairment. Some of those hoping for a volunteer have been waiting for several months, so getting involved could really help change someone’s life.

My Guide is a service that Guide Dogs offers whereby a trained, sighted guide, is partnered with someone with...

My Guide Service helping to change lives for people living with sight loss

Sight loss affects around 2 million people in the UK, a number which is on the rise. It is estimated that at least 180,000 of these people rarely leave their homes alone and struggle with feelings of isolation and depression.

To change this, The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association offer a variety of services, including My Guide. My Guide is a service that Guide Dogs offers whereby a...

City Bus Plymouth signs up to RNIB’s bus accessibility charter

Drivers take part in 'Swap with Me' event to understand challenges of bus travel for people with sight loss

Plymouth bus operator City Bus has signed up to RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) bus charter to ensure services are accessible for customers with sight loss.

Part of the RNIB’s Stop for Me Speak to Me bus campaign, the charter contains commitments blind...

Volunteers make Christmas accessible for people with sight loss

A hardworking team of more than 100 volunteers at RNIB’s transcription centre in Ivybridge are creating Christmas cards and choir sheets in a range of accessible formats so that blind and partially sighted people don’t miss out on the festivities this year.

The valuable work is taking place in Ivybridge, Devon at the Personal Transcription Centre managed by sight loss charity RNIB (...