Blindness and visual impairment

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E-scooter firms to develop universal warning sound after collisions
Licensed operators Dott, Lime and Tier are working with engineers amid concerns from charities for blind people

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

28, Jan, 2022 @8:11 AM

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Bionic eye implant enables blind UK woman to detect visual signals
Breakthrough offers hope of restoration of sight to people suffering vision loss because of dry AMD

Andrew Gregory Health editor

21, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Memories of office life: at 20 and blind, my workmates pranked me mercilessly – and I loved it
The first time I worked in an office, I was the boss of a group of sceptical youngsters. They looked for my weak spots – then became my first full-sighted friends

Peter White

20, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Feel the sequins: touch tours and headset hosts are a sensation for visually impaired audiences
A writer who had felt shut out from stage plays finds out how Curve Leicester’s A Chorus Line is presented with audio description and a guide to the costumes

Caroline Butterwick

05, Jan, 2022 @12:41 PM

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‘They’re enjoying themselves a bit too much!’: the steel band leader getting Stockport dancing
Janice Turley has led the band of visually impaired players for 10 years – for free. The Guardian Angel helps her repair a beloved childhood toy

Sirin Kale

27, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Liverpool teacher shortlisted for $1m global teacher prize
David Swanston, who has pioneered new ways of teaching sports to visually-impaired children, is in final shortlist of 10 for award

Rachel Hall

14, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Dennis Billups: he helped lead a long, fiery sit-in – and changed disabled lives
Blinded by medical intervention as a baby, Billups became one of the leaders of a groundbreaking, world-shaking 1977 protest. He talks about what drives him and why Barack Obama loves his energy

Steve Rose

16, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Millions with eye conditions at higher risk of dementia, shows research
People with macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetes-related eye disease at greater risk

Andrew Gregory Health editor

13, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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‘A very cruel exit’: UK’s aid cuts risk rapid return of treatable diseases
£200m project to eliminate avoidable blindness and disfigurement in Africa ends after funding is prematurely axed

Lizzy Davies

13, Sep, 2021 @5:29 AM

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The schoolday I’ll never forget: ‘I hitchhiked 100 miles home from my school for the blind’
Once a year, we pupils were given total freedom, whether we chose to go to the zoo or get on the dodgems. I decided to surprise my mother with a visit

Peter White

31, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Blind Ambition review – a candid, charming take on sight and artistry
This stunt-filled documentary sees TV producer Jamie O’Leary and comic Jamie MacDonald consider how creatives with low vision and blindness both survive and thrive

Rebecca Nicholson

01, Aug, 2021 @10:00 PM

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New device could help visually impaired avoid obstacles, research suggests
Chest-mounted video camera and vibrating wristbands developed by US team reduce collisions by 37% in small study

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

22, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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