Coronavirus response must include digital access for all

JRF Blog: Coronavirus response must include digital access for all

JRF blog on technology during Covid19

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Coronavirus response must include digital access to connect us all

Crossing the digital divide is essential to ensuring that the response to COVID-19 includes us all, say the Addressing Poverty with Lived Experience (APLE) Collective.
Coronavirus response must include digital access to connect us all

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BBC: RPE65 Gene Therapy!

BBC News RPE65 Gene therapy to halt rare form of sight loss
above – Matthew Wood hopes the gene therapy will help him keep his remaining vision ©BBC

BBC News: Gene therapy to halt rare form of sight loss

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!

Game-Changing Code Jumper Tool!

Game-Changing Code Jumper Tool

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 Tech Independence!

Smart Home Tech Independence

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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!