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 24 Mar 15: Unified English Braille - Pregnancy - 'London's coolest techie'

    Tue, 24 Mar 15

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    Peter White talks to Steve Tyler, from the RNIB, about the change from Standard English Braille to Unified English Braille. Emma Tracey talks of her hopes and worries about becoming a blind Mum. Also, why Andy Hinxman is London’s ‘coolest techie’.

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  • InTouch 17 Mar 15: Children Disability Living Allowance - Bluffing

    Tue, 17 Mar 15

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    Laura Jolliffe talks about her fight to get her deafblind 8 year old daughter Ava the benefits to which she is entitled, and explains the confusion between the German System and the DWP. And Kristina Venning-Rose talks about her blog, The Bluffington Post, in which blind and partially sighted people are sounding off on all manner of things.

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  • InTouch 10 Mar 15: Judicial Review into PIP delays

    Tue, 10 Mar 15

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    12 days remaining

    Personal Independence Payment benefit (PIP) - Peter White talks to solicitor Anne-Marie Irwin, from the Law firm Irwin Mitchell, about the judicial review into the lengthy waiting times between application and decision. We hear from two visually impaired claimants about the delay to their benefit. Also, listener Mike Lambert shares his experience on that awkward moment when a friendly voice just can't be placed. And, fitness instructor Jane Taylor, herself visually impaired, demonstrates some strategies for staying mobile and maintaining baseline fitness.

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  • InTouch 03 Mar 15: Born Blind - Gone Blind

    Tue, 3 Mar 15

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    Listener, Chris Markiewicz explains how colour contrasts on some packaging makes the labelling difficult to read. Also, Lyndall Bywater who was born blind, and Ken Reid, who lost his sight in his late thirties discuss which of the two situations is ‘better’. And In Touch listeners’ response to Damon Rose column, broadcast last week, about the colours and light show he is constantly seeing, even though he is totally blind.

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