Man given life sentence for rapes at school for blind

March 23, 2018 admin 0

A man has been given a life sentence for rapes he committed when he was a pupil at the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh during […]

New Stem Cell Treatment Gives Blind Patients Ability To Read

March 21, 2018 admin 0

A revolutionary new stem cell treatment is giving doctors hope of developing a cure for blindness within the next five years. The experimental therapy has […]

Winter Paralympics: Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe win super combined silver

March 13, 2018 admin 0

Britain’s Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jen Kehoe claimed an excellent Winter Paralympic silver medal in the women’s visually impaired super combined event. The pair were […]

Winter Paralympics: Millie Knight and Brett Wild win downhill silver

March 12, 2018 admin 0

Britain’s Millie Knight and guide Brett Wild took downhill silver on the opening day of the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang. The pair, who are the […]

Curing blindness with stem cells – here’s the latest science

March 9, 2018 admin 0

In 2006, Nature published a paper describing how stem cells could be used to restore sight in blind mice. This study, and similar subsequent studies, […]

Visually impaired resident assaulted daily at Wicklow disability centre

January 8, 2018 admin 0

A visually impaired resident at a disability service in Wicklow was subjected to daily assaults by peers which went unaddressed by staff, an inspection report […]

Mother claims taxis refuse to take disabled child to theatre

December 7, 2017 admin 0

Tilley family Karen Tilley and daughter Josselin came to Bristol to see a Christmas pantomime Reports of taxis refusing to pick-up a mother and her […]

Virgin Atlantic introduces inflight entertainment for blind

November 30, 2017 admin 0

The move will allow visually challenged customers to access the full range of on-board entertainment via specially adapted iPads which include audio descriptions, large type, […]

Rare images offer a glimpse into what life was like for disabled people in the Victorian era when those in wheelchairs were kept as a family secret and segregated from the rest of society

November 29, 2017 admin 0

Harrowing photographs capture the purgatory endured by disabled ppeople forced to live a life of solitude and hardship in Victorian era Britain. Rare images show […]

The 4 Key Reasons Why Blind People Wear Sunglasses

October 27, 2017 admin 0

It is not uncommon for seeing people to wonder why many blind people wear sunglasses. Yet, very few people really know why that is the […]