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)

  • Two Blind Women on living in Gaza and Israel

    Tue, 22 Jul 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    Two blind women speak frankly about their experiences of living through the current conflict in Gaza and Israel: how they find out information about the proximity of rockets and bombs; how they deal with the uncertainty and how their lives have been affected.

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  • Ofcom: Speaking EPGs, Blind Football Coach

    Tue, 15 Jul 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    Ofcom calls for input on whether TV providers should be building in speaking electronic programme guides; a blind football coach; dealing with the sudden death of a loved one, your feedback on eating out.

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  • SmartGlasses; Eating Out

    Tue, 8 Jul 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    15 days remaining

    Red Szell tests the new and much-talked about SmartGlasses being developed by Oxford University, and are you self-conscious about eating out?

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  • InTouch 01 Jul 14: Benefit Rights Advisor - Tennis - Confirmation bias

    Tue, 1 Jul 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    8 days remaining

    Anne Adams is a visually-impaired benefits right's advisor working at the CAB, who, unable to access a DWP form for PIPs, now has to employ a support worker to help her do her job of assisting other blind people to complete their forms. She explains to Peter White how having sighted assistance now makes her feel 'disabled' and not independent at all. Also, Tom Walker goes to Leeds to meet some blind tennis players, including Kelly Kronin and Ben Green. And, Jane Taylor, a visually-impaired journalist, delivers a column about confirmation bias.

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  • InTouch 24 Jun 14: Banking - Blogging

    Tue, 24 Jun 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    Listener Adrienne Chalmers receives an apology from the Clydesdale Bank and Lee Kumutat talks to 91 year old Jessie Bowler about the impact her failing sight is having on her life, particularly with reading. Jessie mentions Calibre lending library which she finds very useful for accessing audio books.

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