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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  • 16 Dec 14: Richard Osman, tv host of Pointless

    Tue, 16 Dec 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    TV presenter Richard Osman, co-host of BBC One's Pointless quiz show, talks about the impact his eye condition Nystagmus has had on his life and career.

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  • InTouch 09 Dec 14: Verity Smith - Cookery Course

    Tue, 9 Dec 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    Horsewoman, singer/songwriter and author Verity Smith talks to Peter White about her life and her ambition to be in the Paralympic Dressage Team in Rio in 2016. Also, Tom Walker goes to Billingsgate and joins a cookery course for blind and partially-sighed people who try their hand at preparing a seafood meal.

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  • InTouch 02 Dec 14: Jade Etherington - Blind Dating

    Tue, 2 Dec 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    10 days remaining

    Paralympic ski-racer Jade Etherington talks about her decision to retire from the sport due in part to a lack of funding. Jade is now focused on her teaching career and speaks of some of the challenges she faces as a visually-impaired teacher. Also, Tony Shearman finds himself back on the dating scene and presents a personal column about his experience thus far.

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  • InTouch 25 Nov 14: Macular disease drugs; Anti-TFN drugs

    Tue, 25 Nov 14

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    Peter White talks to Michael Burdon, Vice President of the Royal College of Ophthalmogists which is calling for a review of the drug Avastin, one of the drugs currently used to treat the eye condition Macular Disease. Also, Rea Mattocks has a rare eye condition and expressed her concern that the cost of not funding the drugs to treat people like her is a greater long term drain on the public purse, than if the drugs were to be funded.

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