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 16 Sep 14: Safe travel - Trialling at Tandem

    Tue, 16 Sep 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Blind commuter Michael Lambert talks about his experience of being challenged at a railway station on his method of negotiating a busy platform. Peter White is joined by seasoned travellers Julie Smethurst and Chris Danielsen, spokesperson for the National Federation of the Blind in the United States to discuss who should decide what is safe travel for a blind person. Also, a scheme which loans tandem bikes for a period of up to two months to visually impaired people. Dave Williams finds out about the charity called Charlotte's tandems.

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  • InTouch 09 Sep 14: Registration statistics- Making a plan - feedback on audio-description

    Tue, 9 Sep 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    Peter White is joined by Tony Rucinski CEO of the Macular Society and Dr Catey Bunce of Moorfields Eye Hospital to interpret the statistics from a new National Health Care Information Service report on blind registration. Matthew Johnson presents his column on Making a Plan. Also, listeners feedback to last week's item on audio-description.

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  • InTouch 02 Sep 14: Audio-description (AD) - Access to arts in Australia - Reunited after 50 years

    Tue, 2 Sep 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    10 days remaining

    Peter White talks to RNIB's Sonali Rai about the patchy provision of Audio Description. Emma Bennison discusses the lack of access to Arts in Australia. Also, listener Hazel Dudley is reunited with her former Sunday School teacher Elaine Bastable, when she heard her talking on In Touch last week.

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  • InTouch 26 Aug 14: Hospital passport - Elaine Bastable

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    Alyson Bunn,an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer with Surrey Association for Visually Impaired people explains a new hospital passport initiative to help hospital staff better understand the needs of sight or hearing impaired people. Also, Peter White talks to cookery author Elaine Bastable about her recipe book and how she is learning to adjust to partial sight due to Age Related Macular Disease.

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