News, views and information for people who are blind or visually impaired. Presented by Peter White…
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Peter White with news and information for the blind and partially sighted.
Entering the world of work when unemployment is around three million is tough; only one in three blind people between 18 and 29 has a job. Liz Cooke, from Access Made Easy, believes you have to regard the process of getting a job as a full-time job in itself. She shares practical advice about the role of agencies, technology and government in the quest for employment if you are blind or visually-impaired.
Anna Barham, 12, has already decided on her career - she wants to be a writer and has just won an international essay competition writing about how braille has changed her life. We hear her read an extract from her fairy-tale and she explains what braille means to her.
Also, the man who's spent his working life trying to improve the situation of deaf-blind people. Lex Grandia is the president of the World Federation of Deaf-Blind and has just won a lifetime achievement award from Sense. He tells Mani Djazmi about his work and how he relaxes with the piano.