Please give me space


Now that lockdown measures are easing, lots of people, including those who are shielding for health reasons, are keen to ensure that social distancing guidelines continue to be followed. Some blind and partially sighted people are concerned about difficulties with maintaining social distancing and are sometimes even resorting to not going out. If you have … Continue reading Please give me space

The impact of COVID-19 on visually impaired children


A guest post from Rosaleen Dempsey, RNIB Hi there I am from the children’s services in RNIB. Wonder if you would mind sharing a survey for families about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the education and development of children with VI. Survey has been designed by partners in the sight loss sector and … Continue reading The impact of COVID-19 on visually impaired children

A new RNIB guide to outdoor play


The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) has recently released a new guide, Messy and Muddy, which explores outdoor play for children living with sight loss. The new guide offers advice for encouraging a child with vision impairment to get ‘messy and muddy’ and how to support natural development in a safe, accessible and … Continue reading A new RNIB guide to outdoor play

Making the most of education – Rory Cobb


The Nystagmus Network was delighted to have Rory Cobb with us at Open Day 2017 to lead off the parents’ conference with an informative and inspiring presentation. Rory has a life time’s experience of working in the field of education and supporting children with low vision. Rory was ably assisted by his RNIB colleague, Sue … Continue reading Making the most of education – Rory Cobb