Royal National Institute of Blind People

Type: Organization
Name: Royal National Institute of Blind People
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Funeral for campaigner to be held next week

The funeral of a councilor described as a ‘tireless campaigner’ will be held next week.Nicholas Russell, who died on August 17 from a suspected heart attack aged 44, was a former Labour councillor in Cann Hall ward.Councillor Russell, the grandson of ... [Published East London & West Essex Guardian Series - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Dominic is set to make waves after his exam success

Student Dominic James was walking on air after overcoming his visual impairment to earn a place on a broadcast journalism course.Dominic, who is partially sighted, has always dreamed of a career in the media and last year took part in a training academy ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Scotstoun author speaks at festival

:30A SCOTSTOUN actor and author has welcomed the decision to transcribe his new novel into formats for the blind and partially sighted.COMING OFF THE PAGE: Audiobook narrator Patricia Mullin and author John Gordon Sinclair.John Gordon Sinclair voiced ... [Published Clydebank Post - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Opticians raise money for RNIB

FUNDRAISING: Optical advisors Samantha Amos, Carla Hughes and Danalee Sproule were part of a team from Specsavers raising money for RNIB. Picture by Paul Jackson 3314676302WALKING boots were pulled on by staff at a city centre opticians who were raising ... [Published Halesowen News - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

‘Voice’ winner in Sandino’s

Sandino’s bar in Derry is to host Andrea Begley, the winner of ‘The Voice’ 2013 on Sunday, August 24th. Andrea from Pomeroy, County Tyrone will be taking to the stage to perform alongside some of the top talent the city of Derry has to offer as part of ... [Published Derry Journal - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

RNIB outlines technology partnerships

Just hours after its Smart Glasses earned £500,000 funding through the Google Impact Challenge, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) director of solutions Neil Heslop outlined the organisation’s commitment to technology and predicted major ... [Published Optician Online - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Blind walk to help little trooper George

A DETERMINED mum is encouraging people to grab a blindfold and take part in a sponsored walk for her blind son.George Stanbrook-Evans is completely blind after being born 16 weeks early, weighing only one pound 12 ounces.The five-year-old has no sight ... [Published Halstead Gazette - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

RNIB defends telephone fundraising

Vision charity the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has defended itself after a television documentary about telephone fundraising was aired last night.Channel 4 Dispatches programme ‘How to Stop your Nuisance Calls’ sent undercover reporters ... [Published Optician Online - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 2 reports

Smart Glasses For Blind 'In Shops By 2016'

By | Sky News  –Pairs of high-tech smart glasses, designed to help millions of blind and partially-sighted people to see, could be in shops in 2016.The specs use a specially adapted 3D camera to maximise a person's remaining vision by separating and highlighting ... [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 2 reports

Smart glasses offer vision of future

A pair of smart glasses that can help improve the vision of people with sight loss has won a £500,000 award to go towards a large-scale test.The glasses, developed by Oxford University and the Royal National Institute of Blind People, won the People’s ... [Published E-Health Insider - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Soon `smart glasses` that could help the blind to see

Zee Media BureauLondon: Researchers have developed new 'Star Trek-style' smart glasses that could transform the lives of blind and partially-sighted people.According to a report, the glasses don’t replace lost vision but assist with spatial awareness ... [Published zeenews.com - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

£500k funding for uni's smart glasses

8:40am Saturday 2nd August 2014 in News.‘Smart’ glasses designed by Oxford University which help blind people to see have been awarded £500,000 worth of funding.The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and the university worked together to ... [Published This is Oxfordshire - Aug 02 2014]

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"All the money we raised will go directly to the RNIB which does excellent work across the country."
"We wanted to put blind and disabled gamers in the same field of quality as sighted gamers. That was our main aim. That was our main challenge" he said

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Funeral for campaigner to be held next week [Published East London & West Essex Guardian Series - Aug 26 2014]
Dominic is set to make waves after his exam suc... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Aug 24 2014]
Scotstoun author speaks at festival [Published Clydebank Post - Aug 21 2014]
Opticians raise money for RNIB [Published Halesowen News - Aug 19 2014]
Cooperative Stores install 380 i-viewer low vis... [Published Optician Online - Aug 19 2014]
'Video-less' 3D game made for blind players [Published BBC - Aug 19 2014]
Oxford University Researchers Develop Smartglas... [Published Vision Monday - Aug 18 2014]
Tributes as disability campaigner dies suddenly [Published East London & West Essex Guardian Series - Aug 18 2014]
‘Voice’ winner in Sandino’s [Published Derry Journal - Aug 17 2014]
Health charity Sue Ryder appoints new PR head [Published Zenopa - Aug 14 2014]
RNIB outlines technology partnerships [Published Optician Online - Aug 13 2014]
Blind walk to help little trooper George [Published Halstead Gazette - Aug 13 2014]
RNIB defends telephone fundraising [Published Optician Online - Aug 12 2014]
How to Stop Your Nuisance Calls: Channel 4 Disp... [Published Channel 4 - Aug 11 2014]
New concerns over charity telephone fundraising [Published Telegraph - Aug 10 2014]
Smart Glasses For Blind 'In Shops By 2016' [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Aug 09 2014]
Smart Glasses For Blind 'In Shops By 2016' [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Aug 09 2014]
Hawick woman’s campaign to improve bus travel f... [Published Southern Reporter - Aug 08 2014]
01.08 - Life-changing ideas win Google Impact C... [Published MyScience - Aug 08 2014]
Smart glasses offer vision of future [Published E-Health Insider - Aug 07 2014]
Aussie wins UK Google award for blind smart gla... [Published Australian Times - Aug 07 2014]
The Minds Eye: an award-winning sensory garden ... [Published Homes and Property - Aug 06 2014]
Life-Changing Ideas Win Google Impact Challenge [Published Medical Design Technology - Aug 06 2014]
Bus operator part of new accessibility charter [Published Kent Business - Aug 06 2014]
Bates Wells Braithwaite advises RNIB on charity... [Published The Lawyer - Aug 05 2014]
Soon `smart glasses` that could help the blind ... [Published zeenews.com - Aug 05 2014]
Scotmid magnifiers to help shoppers with sight ... [Published Scottish Local Retailer Magazine - Aug 04 2014]
Goodbye Glasses: Vision Correcting 3D Display C... [Published International Business Times UK - Aug 04 2014]
Soon ‘Star Trek-style’ glasses that will allow ... [Published TruthDive - Aug 04 2014]
Scotmid installs in-store magnifiers to help sh... [Published Retail Bulletin - Aug 04 2014]
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Free Nokia Pocket Magnifier lets you turn your ... [Published TechNet Blogs - Jun 17 2014]
Nokia teamed up with the Royal National Institute of Blind People to create the Nokia Pocket Magnifier, a free magnifier for Lumia smartphones that turns the phone into a magnifying glass. Using the magnifier, you can pinch or slide to zoom in, ...
Braille: Joining the dots [Published The Economist - International - Jan 30 2014]
FOR Lesley Palgrave, a psychotherapist, relearning to read was slow. She took up Braille, which represents letters as embossed dots, when her sight faded 15 years ago. But telling the dots apart was a strain. Braille books are unwieldy; the final “Harry ...
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