Original Source: BBC News
A new gene therapy has been used to treat patients with a rare inherited eye disorder which causes blindness. It’s hoped the NHS treatment will halt sight loss and even improve vision.
Matthew Wood, 48, one of the first patients to receive the injection, told the BBC: “I value the remaining sight I have so if I can hold on to that it would be a big thing for me.” Continue reading BBC: RPE65 Gene Therapy!
Free Accessible Smart Home Meter
original post by RNIB: https://blindsport.uk/SmartMeter
Blind and partially sighted people can now request a smart meter with an accessible in-home display (AIHD) unit to be installed in your home, making it simpler for you to manage your energy usage.
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From left, Daniel and Rico were part of a group of students at New College Worcester in Worcester, UK, who participated in a beta test of the technology behind Code Jumper. Photo by Jonathan Banks.
Game-changing” educational coding tool launched by the RNIB
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has launched an educational tool to help primary school children with vision impairment learn how to code.
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Smart Home Technology increases access and independence for blind and partially sighted people
Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy, looks at how smart home technology can be life-changing for blind and partially sighted people
As the world becomes increasingly digital, it brings welcome channels of communication and independence for people with visual impairments. The latest development is Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) – better known as smart home technology, which uses internet-connected devices to interact remotely with your electric appliances and systems, at home or away. Smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and other personal electronics can be used. Continue reading Smart Home Tech Independence!
Acesight: Wearable Video Magnifier
Acesight is electronic glasses that enable people with severe low vision to regain their visual independence. Even with severe eye conditions, a user is empowered with more possibility when they wear Acesight.
Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Stargardt’s Disease, Cataracts.
FAQ Link: https://www.acesight.com/faq/
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