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 (5)

  • InTouch 26 Aug 14: Hospital passport - Elaine Bastable

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    29 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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  • InTouch 19 Aug 14: Land speed record - Giving up driving

    Tue, 19 Aug 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    Peter White is joined by former drivers Richard de Costobadie and Jane Taylor to discuss the difficulties they faced and solutions they found after giving up. Tom Walker talks to Mike Newman, who's been blind since birth, about breaking his own land-speed record, exceeding 200mph. Also, some listeners' feedback on last week's discussion about controlling weight.

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  • InTouch 12 Aug 14: Weight Control

    Tue, 12 Aug 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    15 days remaining

    Peter White is joined by opera singer Denise Leigh and Cindy Godfrey Mckay to offer advice and share their experiences of dieting and losing weight. They tackle some of the problems connected to controlling your weight without sight and offer advice to listener Matthew Johnson.

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  • Changes to blind people's lives since WWI; Blind Veterans

    Tue, 5 Aug 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    8 days remaining

    Dr Fred Reid joins Peter White to reflect on changes to blind and partially-sighted people's lives since the start of World War I. Tom Walker talks to Blind Veterans UK archivist Robert Baker about the history of the charity and to ex-serviceman Joe Cousineau on how the charity has helped to rehabilitate him.

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  • Conducting a Choir when Blind

    Tue, 29 Jul 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    Peter White talks to three blind musicians, who learned how to conduct a choir; and we meet James King, a visually disabled businessman in the building trade.

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