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Keep up to date with all the latest stories and news from the sector in the Action Connect blog.

Adapting to sight loss whilst being deaf

Posted 7 September 2016
Topics Independence , Lifestyle , Living with Sight Loss
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Deanne shares her experiences of losing her sight whilst being deaf and provides guidelines for others going through the same experience to follow.

Social changes that come with sight loss

Posted 24 August 2016
Topics Accessibility , Lifestyle , Living with Sight Loss
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Jane shares her very honest experiences of how her social life has changed after losing her sight and how she has had to adapt to these changes.

Looking through my eyes – Being on the other side of the fence

Posted 19 August 2016
Topics Independence , Lifestyle , Living with Sight Loss
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Hazel has previously written about her experience of losing her sight age 48. She returns to tell readers what life is like living on the other side of the fence, interacting with the outside world.

How can Pokémon Go be made accessible to blind and partially sighted people?

Posted 25 July 2016
Topics Technology , Accessibility , Lifestyle
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Pokémon Go is the new smartphone game that everyone’s talking about. However, it's difficult for blind and partially sighted people to join in on the fun, as Pokemon fan Jesse explains.

Reflecting on the challenges of sight loss - part 2

Posted 25 July 2016
Topics Independence , Lifestyle , Living with Sight Loss
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Tess Wareing reflects on how her friends and family supported her when losing her sight...

Reflecting on the challenges of sight loss - part 1

Posted 7 July 2016
Topics Independence , Living with Sight Loss
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Tess Wareing reflects on the challenges she faced when losing her sight; including adapting to a new vocabulary…

Genie and friends

Posted 16 June 2016
Topics Independence , Lifestyle , Living with Sight Loss
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Genie the guide dog, talks about his friends and what they get up to!

Holly's guide to university

Posted 2 June 2016
Topics Independence , Living with Sight Loss , Education
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Holly provides a handy guide on how to make the most of your university experience as a blind student.

Genie the guide dog

Posted 19 May 2016
Topics Independence , Lifestyle , Living with Sight Loss
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Hello I’m Genie, I'm a guide dog who has a new mum. I'd like to tell you what a day in the life of a guide dog is really like!

Looking through my eyes - Accepting and Adapting

Posted 11 May 2016
Topics Independence , Living with Sight Loss
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Hazel wrote earlier about losing her sight after a stroke, and returns to discuss how she's learning to adapt to her sight loss after attending one of our courses.

Raising the Standard

Posted 28 April 2016
Topics Health , Independence , Get involved , Living with Sight Loss
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Helen Mathias, a partially sighted RNIB member representative from Gloucestershire recently shared her experience of inaccessible health information with us.

March Tech Roundup

Posted 19 April 2016
Topics Technology
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This month we look at the possibilities of driverless cars, ways you can improve the accessibility of your android and the latest updates from Facebook.

The Life of Someone who is Wired Differently

Posted 7 April 2016
Topics Technology , Independence , Living with Sight Loss
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Losing your sight can be difficult but when you combine the loss with autism, it can make things even harder. Jonathan talks about how autism affected his life before being diagnosed with sight loss.

Twitter takes steps to become more accessible

Posted 31 March 2016
Topics Technology , Accessibility
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Twitter announced this week that they've added the ability for users to include ALT text onto images uploaded via their Android and iOS apps.

Meet our new blogger: Holly

Posted 17 March 2016
Topics Independence , Living with Sight Loss , Education
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Holly talks about her experience as a blind student and volunteering for Action and RNIB.