VI Lives – a major new study into the experiences of visually impaired people in the UK

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A major new research report by RNIB, Guide Dogs and Thomas Pocklington Trust has been launched that provides a comprehensive picture of the experiences of people affected by sight loss. VI Lives is based on conversations with over 800 people who live with a vision impairment and provides one of the richest and most in-depth pictures yet of the varied experiences and challenges that affect their day-to-day lives.

The research study highlights the barriers and gaps in support which they face daily and identifies a number of important areas where the charity and sight loss sectors need to think creatively to ensure the needs of blind and partially sighted people are being fully met. This includes improving public awareness and understanding, providing more support, guidance and empathy at the point of diagnosis and increasing the accessibility of public transport and public places.

You can find out more by joining the Presenting: VI Lives Research webinar on 2 November 2022, 13:00 to 14:00 (opens Zoom registration page) where the findings will be presented. You can also download the full VI Lives report (opens RNIB website).

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