In Touch - PIPs, Xmas presents and Windows 8
The government is expected to publish new guidelines for claiming Personal Independence Payments, the benefit replacing Disability Living Allowance. Peter White investigates.
The Government is expected to release its revised assessment criteria for claiming Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) by the end of this week. PIPs is the new benefit designed to replace the current Disability Living Allowance, the benefit which can provide visually impaired people with financial assistance for care, mobility and specialist equipment. The new criteria will inform who will qualify for PIPs and who will miss out. Peter White considers the process thus far, with the RNIB's Parliamentary Officer Matt Davies.
Microsoft recently brought out Windows 8, its new-look operating system. Léonie Watson from the British Association of Blind Computer users talks us through the major changes.
And, looking for what to get that visually impaired someone for Christmas? Santa Shearman comes to the rescue with some Christmas present ideas.