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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024

In our increasingly digital world, ensuring accessibility for people with disabilities and impairments is crucial to avoid excluding a significant portion of society. Global Accessibility Awareness Day, on May 16th, aims to promote discussion, raise awareness, and encourage learning about...

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Retinoblastoma – Katie Elliots story

When Katie Elliott passed her driving test first time, she burst into tears. Anyone would be emotional at this achievement, but for Katie, who lost her right eye to cancer aged four, it was also a milestone that disproved those...

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How Usher Kids UK is bringing isolated families together

Usher syndrome is a rare genetic condition which causes hearing loss, progressive vision loss and in some cases, difficulties with balance (vestibular dysfunction). There are up to 2,000 children and young people aged 0-25yrs living with Usher Syndrome in the...

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Running for Macular Degeneration

This year, Dr Paul Sladen, senior scientist at MeiraGTx, is one of those determined runners taking on the marathon to raise money for Fight for Sight so we can save sight and change lives. Paul has a family history of...

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Farm Life: how the trips we’re funding to farms for young people who are blind and vision impaired are enriching lives and creating community

We’re helping young people who are blind and vision impaired to thrive by funding LOOK UK, which alongside mentorship programmes also delivers farm life experiences with Jamie’s Farm. People who are blind and vision impaired are more likely to experience...

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Courteney is Racing to Find a Cure

26 year old Courteney will take part in the London Marathon to help fund research to find a cure for Macular Dystrophy, which runs in her family and will eventually impact her own sight. Courteney Toombs, a paralegal from Milton...

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8 free audio books to celebrate World Book Day

World Book Day provides a fantastic opportunity to share and celebrate your favourite book. With audiobooks increasing in popularity we explore some great titles for children....

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Funding research into rare eye conditions: Rare Disease Day

February 29 is Rare Disease Day. This event aims to raise awareness and to generate change for the 300 million people worldwide living with a rare disease and their families and carers. What is a rare disease? A rare disease...

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5 Reasons to Volunteer this Student Volunteering Week

It's Student Volunteering Week! Volunteering provides a diverse set of opportunities and avenues for both personal and professional growth. By dedicating time and skills to important causes, volunteering has the potential to shape perspectives and foster an important sense of...

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The Challenges of Unplanned Travel as a Visually Impaired Person

Chris Owen is a regular contributor for Vision Foundation. You can find his previous blogs here. I decided to do a little experiment today as Chester and I took a solo trip to visit my eldest at university in Kingston....

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