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RNIB Connect Radio

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RNIB Connect

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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.

Latest Episodes

RNIB Connect Voices – April 2020

RNIB Connect Voices is your way to get involved in RNIB's work and help shape what the charity does. With the unique situation we found ourselves in at the moment, RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley spoke with Charlotte Jones RNIB National Involvement Coordinator, to find out how you can still get involved and what opportunities are available out there. And this month, to celebrate the hundred-year anniversary of the National League of the Blind March, we're searching for descendants of those who marched, to help us mark this milestone. If you think you may be related to one of the people listed below, or another person involved in the march, please contact laura.bridgman@rnib.org.uk Ben Purse, Councillor Robert Butterworth, Oswald E C Lister, David B Lawley, James Grierson, Peter Fairhurst, Duncan Carmichael, Robert Dixon Smith, Mrs F Fairhurst, Carl Henze, John Orr, T Churchill, J A Clysdale, J Whitham, HC Bement, P C Reynolds, W H Rooks, J Morgan, W H Boot, W Wilkinson, J P Neary, W Pimlott, H Beaumont If you’d like to join RNIB Connect Voices and get involved then go to https://www.rnib.org.uk/rnibconnect/connect-voices or call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999

5 MIN15 h ago
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RNIB Connect Voices – April 2020

Financial Support For Grass Roots Sight Loss Charities.

The Charity Visionary UK brings together and supports local charities in a number of ways, giving them a collective voice and helping them to collaborate with larger national organisations and charities. During these difficult times, Visionary’s work is more important than ever to help sight loss charities continue to provide as many services to their blind and partially sighted customers as possible. RNIB Connect Radio’s Allan Russell spoke to Fiona Sandford, CEO of Visionary, to hear more about a new financial support offer to the charities and hear some good news stories from around the UK. http://www.visionary.org.uk #RNIBConnect Image: Fiona Sandford Visionary UK

9 MIN20 h ago
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Financial Support For Grass Roots Sight Loss Charities.

Free And Invaluable For Visually Impaired Pupils And Students.

RNIB Book Share is a free resource for blind and partially sighted pupils and students of all ages. It provides text books, free of charge, in a variety of accessible formats and currently has almost half a million titles. There’s even an opportunity for students to receive a huge discount on an RNIB Orbit Braille reading device. RNIB Connect Radio’s Allan Russell spoke to Stacy Scott from RNIB Book Share to learn more. http://www.rnibbookshare.org #RNIBConnect Image: Orbit Reader 20

7 MIN1 d ago
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Free And Invaluable For Visually Impaired Pupils And Students.

Don’t Let Audio Description Services Slip!

Audio Description, AD, is used in many places like cinemas, on TV and across the arts. It provides an audio narrative which describes what is going on visually in between actors dialogue. It is delivered through your tv, smart device or headphones at theatres and cinemas. There is now some concern that some streaming services are slipping on their commitment to provide AD. RNIB Connect Radio’s Allan Russell spoke to Sonali Rai from RNIB to find out what the problems are, how you can correctly complain and we also highlight some positive points around the provision of aD. http://www.rnib.org.uk #RNIBConnect Image: A Smart TV

8 MIN1 d ago
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Don’t Let Audio Description Services Slip!

Cross The Road Without Touching Traffic Lights, How?

As many of us are distancing ourselves from others and being careful about touching things outside, is there a way to cross at traffic lights without touching the button? RNIB Connect Radio’s Allan Russell spoke to Gavin Neate about the Button App. We learn how the free app works, where it’s currently available and how you can request crossings, where you live, to be converted. http://www.neatebox.com #RNIBConnect Image: Gavin Neate

9 MIN1 d ago
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Cross The Road Without Touching Traffic Lights, How?

RNIB ECLO's Continuing To Provide Invaluable Service

RNIB's ECLO volunteer coordinator for Central England, Val Humphries chats to RNIB Connect Radio's Barry Snell about the help ECLO's can still provide to people with sight loss, while the country remains under lockdown, due to the CVID-19 situation.

4 MIN2 d ago
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RNIB ECLO's Continuing To Provide Invaluable Service

The Daily Connect Podcast - 28th March

Recorded from his home, surrounded by his secret stash of isolation biscuits, Steven Scott is here with a Daily Connect podcast! It's been a while since our last 'official' podcast, but in such unusual times, we thought bringing it back would be a great way to showcase some of the fantastic interviews conducted by the RNIB Connect Radio team during the coronavirus lockdown. As always, if you want to contact us, you can email radio@rnib.org.uk, tweet us at @RNIBRADIO, or drop us a message on Facebook, by searching for RNIB Connect Radio.

43 MIN4 d ago
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The Daily Connect Podcast - 28th March

RNIB Scotland Plans To Keep Blind People Connected

With the country now in lockdown many of the sight loss communities most vulnerable members are now facing the possibility of months in isolation. To help stay in touch and keep people connected RNIB Scotland are setting up telephone groups, where blind and partially sighted people can voice their concerns and keep in touch with friends and family Barry Snell caught up with RNIB Scotlands Volunteer Facilitator for the West of Scotland, Mike Holroyd to find out more.

6 MIN6 d ago
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RNIB Scotland Plans To Keep Blind People Connected

RNIB's Five Ways To Look After Your Mental Health

RNIB's Content Manager Georgie Bullen shares some tips to help people stay alive and healthy, while at home during these difficult times. Georgie's talking to Barry Snell.

7 MIN6 d ago
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RNIB's Five Ways To Look After Your Mental Health

RNIB Fights For Accessible COVID-19 Information

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus a lot of information has been circulating, instructing people what they need to be doing in order to stay up to date with these ever-changing and uncertain times. Sadly much of this information hasn't been readily accessible to the blind and partially sighted community. However the sight loss charity RNIB have been tackling this head on as Barry Snell has been finding out. He's talking to RNIB's Policy and Campaigns manager Michael Wordingham.

5 MIN6 d ago
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RNIB Fights For Accessible COVID-19 Information

Latest Episodes

RNIB Connect Voices – April 2020

RNIB Connect Voices is your way to get involved in RNIB's work and help shape what the charity does. With the unique situation we found ourselves in at the moment, RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley spoke with Charlotte Jones RNIB National Involvement Coordinator, to find out how you can still get involved and what opportunities are available out there. And this month, to celebrate the hundred-year anniversary of the National League of the Blind March, we're searching for descendants of those who marched, to help us mark this milestone. If you think you may be related to one of the people listed below, or another person involved in the march, please contact laura.bridgman@rnib.org.uk Ben Purse, Councillor Robert Butterworth, Oswald E C Lister, David B Lawley, James Grierson, Peter Fairhurst, Duncan Carmichael, Robert Dixon Smith, Mrs F Fairhurst, Carl Henze, John Orr, T Churchill, J A Clysdale, J Whitham, HC Bement, P C Reynolds, W H Rooks, J Morgan, W H Boot, W Wilkinson, J P Neary, W Pimlott, H Beaumont If you’d like to join RNIB Connect Voices and get involved then go to https://www.rnib.org.uk/rnibconnect/connect-voices or call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999

5 MIN15 h ago
Comments
RNIB Connect Voices – April 2020

Financial Support For Grass Roots Sight Loss Charities.

The Charity Visionary UK brings together and supports local charities in a number of ways, giving them a collective voice and helping them to collaborate with larger national organisations and charities. During these difficult times, Visionary’s work is more important than ever to help sight loss charities continue to provide as many services to their blind and partially sighted customers as possible. RNIB Connect Radio’s Allan Russell spoke to Fiona Sandford, CEO of Visionary, to hear more about a new financial support offer to the charities and hear some good news stories from around the UK. http://www.visionary.org.uk #RNIBConnect Image: Fiona Sandford Visionary UK

9 MIN20 h ago
Comments
Financial Support For Grass Roots Sight Loss Charities.

Free And Invaluable For Visually Impaired Pupils And Students.

RNIB Book Share is a free resource for blind and partially sighted pupils and students of all ages. It provides text books, free of charge, in a variety of accessible formats and currently has almost half a million titles. There’s even an opportunity for students to receive a huge discount on an RNIB Orbit Braille reading device. RNIB Connect Radio’s Allan Russell spoke to Stacy Scott from RNIB Book Share to learn more. http://www.rnibbookshare.org #RNIBConnect Image: Orbit Reader 20

7 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Free And Invaluable For Visually Impaired Pupils And Students.

Don’t Let Audio Description Services Slip!

Audio Description, AD, is used in many places like cinemas, on TV and across the arts. It provides an audio narrative which describes what is going on visually in between actors dialogue. It is delivered through your tv, smart device or headphones at theatres and cinemas. There is now some concern that some streaming services are slipping on their commitment to provide AD. RNIB Connect Radio’s Allan Russell spoke to Sonali Rai from RNIB to find out what the problems are, how you can correctly complain and we also highlight some positive points around the provision of aD. http://www.rnib.org.uk #RNIBConnect Image: A Smart TV

8 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Don’t Let Audio Description Services Slip!

Cross The Road Without Touching Traffic Lights, How?

As many of us are distancing ourselves from others and being careful about touching things outside, is there a way to cross at traffic lights without touching the button? RNIB Connect Radio’s Allan Russell spoke to Gavin Neate about the Button App. We learn how the free app works, where it’s currently available and how you can request crossings, where you live, to be converted. http://www.neatebox.com #RNIBConnect Image: Gavin Neate

9 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Cross The Road Without Touching Traffic Lights, How?

RNIB ECLO's Continuing To Provide Invaluable Service

RNIB's ECLO volunteer coordinator for Central England, Val Humphries chats to RNIB Connect Radio's Barry Snell about the help ECLO's can still provide to people with sight loss, while the country remains under lockdown, due to the CVID-19 situation.

4 MIN2 d ago
Comments
RNIB ECLO's Continuing To Provide Invaluable Service

The Daily Connect Podcast - 28th March

Recorded from his home, surrounded by his secret stash of isolation biscuits, Steven Scott is here with a Daily Connect podcast! It's been a while since our last 'official' podcast, but in such unusual times, we thought bringing it back would be a great way to showcase some of the fantastic interviews conducted by the RNIB Connect Radio team during the coronavirus lockdown. As always, if you want to contact us, you can email radio@rnib.org.uk, tweet us at @RNIBRADIO, or drop us a message on Facebook, by searching for RNIB Connect Radio.

43 MIN4 d ago
Comments
The Daily Connect Podcast - 28th March

RNIB Scotland Plans To Keep Blind People Connected

With the country now in lockdown many of the sight loss communities most vulnerable members are now facing the possibility of months in isolation. To help stay in touch and keep people connected RNIB Scotland are setting up telephone groups, where blind and partially sighted people can voice their concerns and keep in touch with friends and family Barry Snell caught up with RNIB Scotlands Volunteer Facilitator for the West of Scotland, Mike Holroyd to find out more.

6 MIN6 d ago
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RNIB Scotland Plans To Keep Blind People Connected

RNIB's Five Ways To Look After Your Mental Health

RNIB's Content Manager Georgie Bullen shares some tips to help people stay alive and healthy, while at home during these difficult times. Georgie's talking to Barry Snell.

7 MIN6 d ago
Comments
RNIB's Five Ways To Look After Your Mental Health

RNIB Fights For Accessible COVID-19 Information

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus a lot of information has been circulating, instructing people what they need to be doing in order to stay up to date with these ever-changing and uncertain times. Sadly much of this information hasn't been readily accessible to the blind and partially sighted community. However the sight loss charity RNIB have been tackling this head on as Barry Snell has been finding out. He's talking to RNIB's Policy and Campaigns manager Michael Wordingham.

5 MIN6 d ago
Comments
RNIB Fights For Accessible COVID-19 Information
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