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Ramble on with Ramble Tag - A Revolution Designed by Visually Impaired Inventor

An offhand remark, jokingly made from one friend to another, turned out to be the first step on a journey into the realms of accessible des…

Started by bespoken TeamLatest Reply

Ultrasonic glove boosts independence for visually impaired

Around two million people in United Kingdom are living with some form of visual impairment. As well as using traditional walking sticks or…

Started by Vivien ChangLatest Reply

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Glasgow International Airport is First to Trial New Aid for Visually Impaired People

Glasgow International Airport have joined up with an inventor-duo to trial a brilliantly simple piece of kit that, it is hoped, will give v…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Oct 23, 2018

Ramble on with Ramble Tag - A Revolution Designed by Visually Impaired Inventor

An offhand remark, jokingly made from one friend to another, turned out to be the first step on a journey into the realms of accessible des…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Sep 12, 2018

UKs 1st Miniature Guide Horse in Training - Meet Digby

BBC journalist Mohammed Salim Patel has become the first person in the UK to receive a guide horse. 8 month old Digby is an American mini…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Feb 16, 2018

Stylish wearable technology gets visually impaired people about safely

A graduate of Brunel University has designed a discrete and smart wearable technology that makes it easier and safer for people with a visu…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Oct 5, 2017

Changing Perspectives and Breaking New Ground: A Conversation with Gavin Neate

“Our ethos is that the solution starts with the people who understand the problem, and as CEO of a company it’s my job to talk to the peopl…

Started by Kenneth Hogg

0 Sep 29, 2016

RNIB's new video challenges common and frustrating misconceptions

"Exactly how blind is that person?" is a question that has probably run through the mind of many a person who doesn't fully understand the…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Aug 9, 2016

Specialist Training Workshop Gives Sighted People an Idea of Life Without Sight

Picture the scene: you see a visually impaired person clearly struggling to cross the road. You would like to help them but are unsure how…

Started by Melissa McDonald

0 Jul 7, 2016

Listen to that picture! – Facebook’s latest feature enables visually impaired people to hear images

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Facebook’s latest accessible software, Automatic Alternative Text, offers a much briefer summ…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Apr 12, 2016

Words in the Darkness: An Interview with Candia McWilliam

With rain crackling steadily against broad windows as a teapot cools before her, Scottish writer Candia McWilliam reflects bluntly on her b…

Started by Kenneth Hogg

0 Jan 6, 2016

A Braille Smartwatch: Wearable Tech for the Visually Impaired

A South Korean startup has developed a smartwatch which shows the time, gives turn-by-turn navigation and delivers text through Braille.  …

Started by Lindsey Cotter

0 Sep 2, 2015

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