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Charity report highlights health inequalities and barriers faced by deafblind people accessing healthcare

Charity report highlights health inequalities and barriers faced by deafblind people accessing healthcare

A report published today by the national deafblind charity, Sense, highlights the health inequalities and barriers faced by deafblind people accessing healthcare in England. It comes ahead of the implementation of the Accessible Information Standard on July 31st, and stresses the urgent need for all health and social care providers to deliver a more accessible […]

29th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Almost 12,500 blind and partially sighted older people casualties of social care crisis

Almost 12,500 blind and partially sighted older people casualties of social care crisis

Thousands of blind and partially sighted older people are not receiving any social care support, becoming the latest casualties of the social care crisis, according to Charities Age UK and RNIB.    In the four financial years between 2008/2009[i] and 2012/2013[ii], there was a 36.5% reduction in social care services to older people with visual […]

21st January 2016 | By More
RNIB launches Overdrive, a new digital audio library for people with sight loss

RNIB launches Overdrive, a new digital audio library for people with sight loss

Exciting new service allows users to download books, magazines and podcasts directly onto computers, smartphones and tablets   The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has launched RNIB Overdrive, a simple and portable digital audio library service which will open up a greater range of titles to blind and partially sighted booklovers.   RNIB […]

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