Reporter Matt Smart of the North Devon Gazette and local councillor David Chalmers joined Julie Adnams Hatch in Barnstaple town centre this month to learn more about issues faced by people with RP. They were given RPFB sim specs which simulate tunnel vision to give them an idea of the everyday challenges people with the condition can face.
RPFB supporter Alex Innes was recently featured in the Huffington Post, about his efforts to raise funds for our work.
VICTA, the charity which supports children and young people who are blind or partially sighted and their families across the UK, have some upcoming events which you can learn more about.
RP Fighting Blindness has created the roles of Deputy Chief Executive and Trusts & Major Donor Manager to meet expanding remits.
RP Fighting Blindness member Robert Meldrum has designed a chess board and pieces which are tactile enough that a visually impaired player can use them with ease.
The annual Jessie Mole Lecture will take place at Merton College, Oxford University, on the 5th of December, incorporated into the Oxford Updates day.
RPFB member and supporter Annalisa D’Innella has written an article entitled The way I see it: living with partial blindness which has been published in The Guardian, about perceptions of sight loss.
RP Fighting Blindness is supporting the RNIB Online Today programme to reach people with sight loss who would like support to get online using the mobile technology of today.
RP Fighting Blindness is supporting the RNIB Online Today program to reach people with sight loss who would like support to get online using the mobile technology of today.
The second international rare disease summit took place at Robinson College, Cambridge University on Tuesday 25th October. Sue Drew, in her capacity of Engagement Manager, attended on our behalf and has written about the day.