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If you want to find out what's on TV and what is audio described, check out our daily TV Guide podcast from RNIB Connect Radio. Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Connect (https://audioboom.com/channel/weeklyconnect) - Our main channel with news, features and articles on sight loss. Conversations (https://audioboom.com/channel/conversations) - Blind and partially sighted people speaking about a wide range of topics. Read On (https://audioboom.com/channel/readonair) - The Au ...
 
RNIB Connect Radio is the UK radio station sharing stories of people living with sight loss. Listen to blind and partially sighted people talk about a wide range of topics of relevance to them and join the conversation yourself by emailing radio@rnib.org.uk Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Connect (https://audioboom.com/channel/weeklyconnect) - Our main channel with news, features and articles on sight loss. Read On (https://audioboom.com/channel/readonair) - The Audioboo ...
 
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. Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Conversations (https://audioboom.com/channel/conversations) - Blind and partially sighted people speaking about a wide range of topics. Read On (https://audioboom.com/ ...
 
If you are blind or partially sighted and have an interest in sport, whether it be as a participant or as an observer, this podcast is for you! Get involved and join the conversation by emailing radio@rnib.org.uk (mailto:radio@rnib.org.uk) Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Connect (https://audioboom.com/channel/weeklyconnect) - Our main channel with news, features and articles on sight loss. Conversations (https://audioboom.com/channel/conversations) - Blind and partially ...
 
Tech Talk is a podcast and radio show for blind and partially sighted people who are interested in accessible technology. Find out about the latest products from specialist equipment to off the shelf solutions. Get involved or join the conversation by emailing techtalk@rnib.org.uk Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Connect (https://audioboom.com/channel/weeklyconnect) - Our main channel with news, features and articles on sight loss. Conversations (https://audioboom.com/cha ...
 
A weekly show all about audiobooks recorded at the RNIB Talking Book studios. We talk to your favourite authors and narrators, along with reviews and news about new audiobooks. Presented by Red Szell in Camden and produced by Robert Kirkwood in Glasgow, you'll find a new episode here every Friday at 1pm plus bonus content such as longer uncut interviews and episodes of our occasional extra show, The Book Group. Talking Books is a free service from RNIB giving access to over 30,000 fiction an ...
 
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Collaboration across the voluntary and charity sector is vital. Ellie's been finding out about the Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations annual Gathering, where RNIB and Guide Dogs will be working together to make an impact... To find out about the SCVO Gathering, please visit this website Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (scvo.sc…
 
The first of our Yoto Carnegie Medal specials! Julian Sedgwick blends prose and manga to revisiting the aftermath of the Fukishima nuclear catastrophe in 'Tsunami Girl'. Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock tackles teen issues in her series of short stories 'Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town'. Manjeet Man explores the things we have in common, no matter where w…
 
Hear a personal story of survival, overcoming your demons and re-discovering happiness. Following two strokes, Jay Johnson felt like his life was over, but thanks to support of charities like RNIB Northern Ireland and challenging himself in sport, he has managed to turn his life around. He shared his story with RNIB Connect Radio's Paulina Kuchorew…
 
This week, on Tech Talk, Callum head to the kitchen to review the liquid level indicator. Dave talks to Mark Evans from RNIB's Technology for Life team about the best in accessible fitness tech and Jo Franks fills us in on 'Access IT' magazine. You can listen to the show live in the UK every Tuesday at 1pm on Freeview Channel 730, online at www.rni…
 
Barry Snell chats with Barry McCluskey ahead of this years British Open blind golf championship, which gets underway during the first week of July. One of many upcoming tournaments, Barry's keen to get back out playing regularly after the past few years of lockdown restrictions. Barry also mentions how he has recently become involved in politics. i…
 
Each month, RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell talks with Chris Danielsen, PR Director of the National Federation of the Blind in the USA. This month they're talking about the charity's Centre For Excellence in Non Visual Accessibility and how it's helping to create new indoor wayfinding technology and helping service providers to make their touch …
 
Just what are the Macular and Me Webinars? Ellie's been catching up with Colin Daniels who runs the session to find out, and to find out about some exciting new research that will feature in this month's session... To find out more about the Macular and Me monthly webinars, please visit their website, Register to join our My Macular and Me webinars…
 
This week, RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell sat down with David Clarke, RNIB's Chief Operations Officer, to look at some of the big stories coming from the UK sight loss charity. They looked at Global Accessibility Awareness Day, help with the cost of living crisis and news on a petition, you can get involved with, to improve #AudioDescription on…
 
The RNIB's Customer Advisory Group (CIAG) is a group made up of blind and partially sighted people from around the UK to help form the work that the RNIB is doing around inclusion for blind and partially sighted people. RNIB Connect Radio's Toby Davey caught up with David Aldwinckle, RNIB Head of Innovation and Customer Voice and visually impaired …
 
Are you blind or partially sighted and on a lookout for a fulfilling career? Have you ever considered working on a farm? Well, perhaps today's story will inspire you to give it a go. Joining our Paulina Kuchorew to tell us more is Mike Duxbury, Co-Founder of Inclusive Farm, UK's first working farm dedicated to training people with disabilities into…
 
There are many ways that blind and partially sighted people can get involved in the work that the RNIB does around making a more inclusive society and even shape the future of the RNIB too, one way is through the regular Voice of the Customer Focus Group meetings. RNIB Connect Radio's Toby Davey caught up with Ross Hedley from the RNIB’s Research a…
 
Rising fuel prices are leaving more of us feeling the pinch. One scheme in Wales is aiming to improve the quality of life for older people. Hywel Davies finds out more. For more information on the 70 Plus Programme, you can call Jo Harry on 07375 205005 or email jo.harry@careandrepair.org.uk or visit the website at www.careandrepair.org.uk…
 
Now for a roundup of accessible arts events as RNIB Connect Radio's Toby Davey catches up with Jess Beal from VocalEyes, the national audio description charity providing access to the arts for blind and partially sighted people to share some of the accessible events that are featured in their weekly email newsletter. Audio described shows and event…
 
How does your disability affect your identity, and how does society's pre-conceptions of disability affect the way you define yourself? Ellie's been discussing these two questions and more with VI Journalist Emily Davison... To follow Emily, you can find her on Twitter @DavisonEm and on Instagram @fashioneyesta2012 To read Emily's articles please g…
 
With the cost of living increasing, everything is becoming more expensive, from our gas and electricity, food and even the fuel for our cars. For many it's a difficult time trying to make ends meet but for many blind and partially sighted people, the impact can be greater. Over the next few months, RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell will be speakin…
 
Leeds based Opera company Opera North have been providing access for blind and partially sighted people through audio described performances of their productions for a number of years now and for the up-coming concert staged production of Richard Wagner’s Parsifal there will be audio description available for every performance at Leeds Grand Theatr…
 
Each week, RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell sits down with Matt Stringer, CEO of RNIB, to look at some of the big stories coming from the UK sight loss charity. This week Matt talks about charities working collaboratively, RNIB's Cost Of Living Crisis research and a call for people to test the new RNIB website. If you, or someone you know, would …
 
This week, we’re focussing on blind authors: Fiona Scott-Barrett charts the journey of her book ‘The Exit Facility’ from first concept to fully accessible print and audiobook. 84-year-old debut author Jill Fry describes what life was like for her as a low-vision child in her memoir ‘Born Too Soon’. Blind crime writer Mark Hardie shares some of the …
 
This week, on Tech Talk, Callum's been experimenting with the Amazon Echo's Show and Tell Feature. We're discussing options for accessing Talking Books with Paul Porter and RNIB's Technology for Life Team drop by with a guide to smart and accessible television services. You can listen to the show live in the UK every Tuesday at 1pm on Freeview Chan…
 
If you're blind and interested in playing football for fun or to reach the heights of playing for your country, the National Blind League wants to hear from you. RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Robin Williams to learn more about the set up, it's goals for the future and how you can get involved in your local area. If you'd like more inf…
 
Max Conway, RNIB's National Involvement Coordinator shares the latest opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to get involved in. Opportunities highlighted this week included: Do you have an interest in technology? The RNIB is looking for people who enjoy using different gadgets, apps and devices (like tablets, smart speakers, wearable…
 
Let's get immersed in some audio described entertainment with Tim Calvert and A View on Access. This time, we are heading across the pond to Broadway and beyond as Tim takes a look at Tina - The Tina Turner Musical, Moulin Rouge, plus a special look at Madison Square Garden and accessibility of New York City. For the UK production of Tina - The Tin…
 
Time for some audio described theatre as this enchanted show invites us to be their guest. Tim Calvert looks back at the audio described performance of Beauty and the Beast which he saw at the Birmingham Hippodrome, and also highlights what is coming up at the venue. This beloved ‘tale as old as time’ has been brought to life on stage like never be…
 
Monday 9th of May till Sunday 15th of May marks Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual event that wants to encourage everyone around the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. This year's theme is all about combatting loneliness and understanding the impact it can have on our mental wellbeing. Joining our Paulina Kuchorew to share his person…
 
Leeds based ballet company Northern Ballet are currently touring their production of Casanova around the country with audio described performances for blind and partially sighted people at Sadler’s Wells in London on Saturday 14 May at 2.30pm with an insight talk and touch tour at 12 noon with further described performances at the Lowry Salford Qua…
 
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