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 21 Oct 14: Blind people in Sierra Leone - 'Affordable' braille - Accessible Pedestrian Signals

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    19 mins

    27 days remaining

    'No Touching' advice in Sierra Leone - Peter White talks to the director of an organisation for visually impaired people in Sierra Leone about the problems posed particularly to blind people by the Ebola Crisis. Also, the future of braille - Concerted attempts are being made to develop far cheaper equipment to enable people to read electronically generated Braille. Dave Williams reports on a particular piece of equipment being developed by an American consortium which could eventually sell for hundreds, rather than thousands. And, Accessible Pedestrian Signals are the numbers of crossings with audible or tactile signals disappearing? Please let us know if any have disappeared near you.

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  • InTouch 14 Oct 14: Cricket - MSP Dennis Robertson - Specialist care for visually impaired elderly

    Tue, 14 Oct 14

    20 mins

    20 days remaining

    Peter White talks to Dennis Robertson, Scotland’s first blind SMP, about his career, the decline of braille and his views on visually impaired sports. Also, Blind Cricket - the first all-women’s visually impaired team is heading to Nepal to play against its all-women’s blind counterparts. Lee Kumutat went along to their last training session to find out about their aspirations for the trip and beyond. And, listener Mary Phillips, shares her concerns about the diminishing opportunities for specialist aged care for visually impaired people.

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  • InTouch 07 Oct 14: Finding A Way in to the Arts

    Tue, 7 Oct 14

    18 mins

    13 days remaining

    Amie Slavin - a sound artist, Aly Woodhouse – an Assistant Director and Corie Brown – a continuity announcer for Channel 4 tell their tales of staying afloat in their respective fields.

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  • InTouch 30 Sep 14: NHS England; private voting; going to uni.

    Tue, 30 Sep 14

    19 mins

    6 days remaining

    NHS England has drafted a standard for providing accessible information; visually impaired people vote independently and privately in New Zealand; advice on going to university.

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