In Touch: News for Blind People

              In Touch: News for Blind People

              News, views and information for people who are blind or visually impaired. Presented by Peter White every Tuesday evening from 20:40 on BBC Radio 4.

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              • InTouch 19 May 15: Secret ballots; making friends

                Tue, 19 May 15

                20 mins

                25 days remaining

                Peter White hears how casting a secret ballot in the election was made impossible for some blind voters. We listen in on a secret recording from inside a polling station. And, loneliness amongst people with disabilities is rife, according to a recent report by Sense. Deafblind people in particular can find it very difficult to make and maintain friendships - we hear why and about what might help. Producer: Paul Waters

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              • InTouch 12 May 15: Blindness for Beginners - Shopping

                Tue, 12 May 15

                19 mins

                18 days remaining

                In Touch revisits its 'Blindness for Beginners' series to look at shopping. Peter White is joined by broadcaster Richard de Costobadie and Diane Roworth, CEO of the York Blind and Partially-Sighted Society, who share their experiences and advice on what can make shopping trips easier. They discuss the best way to retain your independence and choice if you're blind or visually-impaired. The emphasis is on staying in control and finding the best way to get exactly what you want without losing your autonomy .... or temper. Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

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              • InTouch 05 May 15: Dinosaurs and Dogs

                Tue, 5 May 15

                20 mins

                11 days remaining

                Professor Paul Upchurch is a Palaeobiolgoist at London's UCL. His interest in dinosaurs and the living world began when he was a small boy and he now regards his hobby as his work. Paul is registered blind and talks to Peter about the way his visual impairment impacts on his work and his personal life. Lee Kumutat has travelled to Torquay in Devon, to meet Steph Read. Steph has the hereditary connective-tissue disorder known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and she uses a wheelchair. Steph has a dual assistance dog, called Vegas, to help her with both her visual impairment and her physical disability and she talks to Lee about the difference Vegas makes to her daily living. Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

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              • InTouch 28 Apr 15: Election Special

                Tue, 28 Apr 15

                20 mins

                4 days remaining

                An election special in which Peter White talks to Ian Macrae from Disability Now, who gives an overview of what the major parties' manifestos are offering blind people. Andrew Scallan from the Electoral Commission explains what visually-impaired people can expect by way of access to polling stations and ballot papers. Chris Danielsen from the National Federation of the Blind talks about e-voting which is available to blind people like himself, in America. Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

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