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BBC: Mikey Poulli: The young blind footballer

photo of Mikey Poulli holding the aduio football on the football pitch

Mikey Poulli: The young blind footballer backed by star players

An 11-year-old boy from north London, who lost his sight due to a rare degenerative condition, is able to play the sport he loves thanks to a football that makes a sound.

BBC VIDEO BELOW

Mikey Poulli was devastated when he could no longer play after losing his sight to rod-cone dystrophy.

BBC London first spoke to Mikey in April 2019  when, at just eight years old, he had been scouted by the FA.

Now Mikey has met and trained with a host of football stars and hopes to one day play for the England blind team.

 original post link : https://www.bbc.co.uk

Video journalist: Paul Murphy-Kasp

 

BBC: Step Into The Ring: blind, professional wrestler

BBC: Step Into The Ring I'm a blind, professional wrestler

BBC Series:  Step Into The Ring

Enter a world where anything is possible. James lost his sight as a child in a car accident, Pocket is struggling to overcome PTSD, and Marcus is autistic.

These three friends are all determined to succeed both in and out of the ring. Norfolk-based trainer and promoter Zak Knight is there to help them.

The story of his sister Paige’s rise to fame was told in the Hollywood movie Fighting with my Family. Zak struggled with severe depression but found a new purpose, helping others fulfil their dreams. In Zak’s world, there’s no such thing as can’t.

Step Into The Ring is available on BBC iPlayer.

 

Step Into The Ring: ‘I’m a blind, professional wrestler’

A blind, professional wrestler has spoken of the moment he lost his sight in a car accident at the age of nine.

James Chilvers, 22, from Gorleston, Norfolk, featured in a BBC Three documentary called Step Into The Ring, which follows a group of young wrestlers.

He said: “The last thing that I saw were bright headlights and then there was this intense ringing in my ears. Instantly, everything that I did before, I could no longer do because my dad was drink-driving.”

His trainer Zak Knight said: “The guy’s just got so much positive energy and so much determination that every session is a test for me.

“It’s like, what am I going to do with this guy next week?”

Step Into The Ring is available on BBC iPlayer.

 

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50:50 – The Search for New Voices for the BBC!

50:50 - The Search for New Voices for the BBC!

“I’m Damon, a news editor and the new Disability Lead in BBC News. Part of my role is to get more and better disability stories on air and also to extend the number of disabled people we see and hear from.

“From my research, the number one ‘ask’ from disabled people is that they want to see more disabled people just ‘there’, not talking about disability but being connected and integrated and seen on the same level as everyone else: workers, partners, parents, artists, business people, etc. etc.

“We’re always on the lookout for new voices for the BBC. We’re looking for people with experiences that can help enrich our content. Voices could be: economists, sport and political commentators, architects, farmers, teachers, doctors, child care specialists, retail commentators – anyone who has special knowledge about a subject that would become newsworthy.

“I am very keen that we fill this up with many disabled experts who could be called on to appear in news packages, live radio or TV interviews or to be quoted in articles.”

Join the database and get your voice heard.

“Please note these can’t be nominations due to data protection reasons, we need each form to be submitted by the individual or with their direct involvement.”

 

BBC Radio 4: In Touch on Shopping during lock-down & more

BBC Radio 4: In Touch on Shopping during lock-down & more

Last nights Radio 4’s ‘In Touch covers Shopping during lock-down and Braille library closure. Click or tap below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000h0gt

Keeping a safe two-metre distance during the COVID-19 lockdown presents a serious difficulty for people who are used to being guided when they shop.

And The RNIB has announced the immediate suspension of its physical Braille library lending services. Dave Williams tells us what other reading options are being made available.

a new petition by leading blind organisations is calling on the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to include the blind and visually impaired in its list of 1.5m vulnerable people who receive priority online shopping slots.

We talk to reporter Mani Djazmi about his own quest for groceries and whether an exception should be made.

Have you signed the petition?

Join the thousands who have added their voice to the campaign calling on the Government to act now and ensure that Blind & Partially Sighted people are made a priority for Online Shopping during Covid19.

Down pointing backhand index
petition link:  https://bit.ly/2Juxkwk

And another entry in our series of notable blind historical figures – the 16th Century recorder player and composer, Jacob Van Eyck, featuring the insights and music of Piers Adams.

Presented by Peter White

Produced by Kevin Core

BBC Radio 4: In Touch on Shopping during lock-down & more

BBC Radio 4: In Touch on Shopping during lock-down & more

Last nights Radio 4’s ‘In Touch covers Shopping during lock-down and Braille library closure. Click or tap below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000h0gt

Keeping a safe two-metre distance during the COVID-19 lockdown presents a serious difficulty for people who are used to being guided when they shop.

And The RNIB has announced the immediate suspension of its physical Braille library lending services. Dave Williams tells us what other reading options are being made available.

a new petition by leading blind organisations is calling on the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to include the blind and visually impaired in its list of 1.5m vulnerable people who receive priority online shopping slots.

We talk to reporter Mani Djazmi about his own quest for groceries and whether an exception should be made.

Have you signed the petition?

Join the thousands who have added their voice to the campaign calling on the Government to act now and ensure that Blind & Partially Sighted people are made a priority for Online Shopping during Covid19.

Down pointing backhand index
petition link:  https://bit.ly/2Juxkwk

And another entry in our series of notable blind historical figures – the 16th Century recorder player and composer, Jacob Van Eyck, featuring the insights and music of Piers Adams.

Presented by Peter White

Produced by Kevin Core