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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Recent episodes (4)

  • InTouch 21 Apr 15: TV Licensing and Sargy Mann Tribute

    Tue, 21 Apr 15

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    Claire Wotherspoon from TV Licensing explains how blind people can obtain a fifty per cent reduction in their licence. Tom Walker meets entrepreneur Lyn Holdsworth who has started her own business and artist Sallly Booth pays tribute to painter Sargy Mann who died recently. Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

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  • InTouch 14 Apr 15: Age-related macular degeneration & washing machines

    Tue, 14 Apr 15

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    Cathy Yelf, new CEO of The Macular Society, talks to Peter White about the differences between the available treatments for AMD (Age-related macular degeneration) and Nick Marr, CEO of Henshaws, discusses the charity's new strategy, which will broaden its remit to offer services not only to blind and visually-impaired people, but also to those with other disabilities. Peter also hears listener Charlotte Bennie's thoughts on accessible washing machines. Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

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  • InTouch 07 Apr 15: Blind writers

    Tue, 7 Apr 15

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    12 days remaining

    Authors Redmond Szell and Tanvir Bush discuss their experience of becoming published writers and talk to Peter White about other writing opportunities for aspirant blind and partially-sighted creatives.

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  • InTouch 31 Mar 15: The charity Blind in Business

    Tue, 31 Mar 15

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    Peter White talks to Jessica Luke about getting paid work through the charity Blind in Business. She tells Peter why it was so effective and how it could benefit others.Tom Walker talks to Darren Murinas who is partially-sighted and has served a prison sentence for drug dealing. Darren now works for Stoke Expert Citizens group and is actively helping others keep their lives on track.

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