Tag "partially sighted"

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Why is disability still portrayed as a punishment?

Coronation Street character Josh Tucker recently became blind after side-stepping justice and escaping jail. Does his new disability mean it’s a form of punishment? A sort of retribution? Our writer

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Clarity: employing visually impaired and disabled people

We all know that finding a job when you’re disabled can be a hard slog, made harder by unaccepting attitudes and accessibility issues. But not every company is close-minded, and

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Making a difference for disabled people with my own business

Daniel Williams, an entrepreneur with a visual impairment, started his own company, Visualise Training and Consultancy, to increase awareness of the accessibility challenges faced by employees and customers with disabilities. Here,

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Top assistive technology and apps for people with sight loss

Have you recently lost your sight and want to know what technology is available to you? Or have you had a sight impairment the majority of your life and are

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Canute: a revolutionary affordable Braille e-reader

Canute is a revolutionary affordable Braille e-reader that uses specialist technology to make it easier for blind and partially sighted people to read. Disability Horizons speaks to producers of the

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The sights and sounds of an accessible Ireland

Kate Bennell, who is partially sighted, regularly goes on holidays in Ireland. Here, she tells Disability Horizons how her disability never stops her from enjoying all that Ireland has to

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21st century walking sticks

Bill Gulliver MBE, the veteran charity fundraiser with 100 marathons under his belt, was among the first in the country to test drive an advanced electronic mobility aid known as