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 20 Jan 15: Voting campaigns - Young author and speaker Molly Watt

    Tue, 20 Jan 15

    20 mins

    25 days remaining

    Coming up to the 2015 general election, a number of organisations and charities are launching campaigns and lobbying government to increase voter participation by visually impaired people. Peter White talks to some listeners about their experiences and finds out what reforms might be possible. Also, 20 year old Molly Watt has written a children’s book and has Usher Syndrome. She talks frankly about her life with two sensory impairments.

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  • InTouch 13 Jan 15: Living Alone – Access to Work – Acoustic Shooting

    Wed, 14 Jan 15

    20 mins

    19 days remaining

    Peter White talks to Ted Ellerton about living alone in a small village. Ted lost his sight overnight, whilst still working as a driver. Now nearly 90, he is nevertheless highly organised with cooking, washing and even with labelling his cassettes. Also, Tony Shearman travels to Cornwall to find out about acoustic target shooting, one of the most popular sports for blind and partially-sighed people.

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  • InTouch 06 Jan 15: Access to Work - Gary O'Donoghue

    Tue, 6 Jan 15

    20 mins

    11 days remaining

    Peter White asks Liz Sayce, the author of the Sayce Review of Access to Work (the DWP funded scheme to help disabled people with employment) to explain some of the recommendations made by The Select Committee to improve the service. Also, the BBC's former political correspondent Gary O'Donoghue talks about his first week in his new post as ‘our man in Washington’.

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  • InTouch 30 Dec 14: Rt Hon David Blunkett MP

    Tue, 30 Dec 14

    28 mins

    4 days remaining

    Peter White joins the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP and his dog Cosby on a walk in the Derbyshire countryside, to talk about retirement, the outdoors, football and poetry. Back in David's cottage, Peter asks about his book library and his skills as a cook.

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