Research published online today (14 May 2014) by the British Journal of Ophthalmology shows that vivid hallucinations experienced by people with sight loss last far longer and have more serious consequences than previously thought.
Sian Harrison and the Rugby Lionesses are undertaking the 10Km Wolf Run on 2nd November 2013 in support of Warwickshire Asssociation for the Blind. Why not make a donation through our localgiving page and double your donation with the "grow your tenner" campaign? Read more about Rugby Lionesses Run for WAB
Workers at a hospital in Japan have demonstrated a new robot that could take the place of seeing-eye dogs for visually-impaired people. A private company in Japan developed the device, which is one meter tall and 50 centimeters wide. The user grips a handle and the robot’s voice leads the person in the right direction. A blindfolded hospital employee tested the robot in Atsugi City, near Tokyo. The device has pre- installed information about the facility. It includes where the walls or doors are located. The robot avoids these obstacles and guides the person safely through the area. Read more about Japan develops robot that could take the place of seeing-eye dogs for visually-impaired people