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Whether you’re affected by sight loss, are blind or partially sighted or you know someone who is, this is your podcast. Your voice, your stories, your lives!

Latest Episodes

Episode 21 - Andrea Begley and Rosie Dempsey pop into the studio

Andrea Begley and Rosaleen Dempsey (Children Young People and Families Manager for RNIB NI) pop into the studio to share some of their favourite ‘blind’ moments over the years, and talk shopping and realising possibilities ahead of the New Year. Bit of a bumper edition this time, they're quite the chatterboxes!

38 MIN2019 DEC 3
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Episode 21 - Andrea Begley and Rosie Dempsey pop into the studio

Episode 20 - Louise shares some top tips and gift ideas for Christmas

We’re getting festive as we profile the latest products, gift ideas and have a holly jolly chat with one of RNIB NI’s longest serving members of staff – Louise Neeson. She has been with RNIB NI for an incredible 13 years now and there isn’t anything Louise Neeson doesn’t know about products that can help blind and partially sighted people get about, cook, read and have some fun. In this episode, Louise gives us the rundown of the latest, must-have products and gifts from the RNIB NI Showroom, talks us through some festive stocking filler ideas and tells us a bit about her new role which takes her and all these amazing products, out on the road! For further information on any of the products Louise has mentioned, you can check out the catalogue online by visiting: https://shop.rnib.org.uk/ (https://shop.rnib.org.uk/?utm_source=mainsite&utm_medium=crosslink&utm_campaign=topnavshop) or call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to talk through useful products for you.

15 MIN2019 NOV 22
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Episode 20 - Louise shares some top tips and gift ideas for Christmas

Episode 19 - Life after stroke or brain injury: Living with hemianopia

Rory and Brian describe what it's like to see and live with hemianopia - which affects one side of their vision

20 MIN2019 OCT 29
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Episode 19 - Life after stroke or brain injury: Living with hemianopia

Episode 18 - Removing barriers across borders: Richard Moore CEO Children in Crossfire

Children in Crossfire CEO Richard Moore shares his personal insights of the challenges and rewards of starting a global charity. Richard wanted to ‘give something back’ after he received so much compassion and support following a tragic injury that resulted in him being registered blind. Richard encourages listeners to not be afraid to reach out for help, and shares remarkable stories of the impact of the team’s work improving the lives of children and young people in Tanzania and Ethiopia. Some key quotes from this episode!: “Computerisation opened up a whole world for any blind person really.” “It’s all about forward planning and having the confidence to ask for help when you need. Whether it be in employment or not, I’m never afraid to ask for help. I think it’s an indication of strength. Any sighted person that thinks they get through the day without help from anybody, I think they’re bluffing. We all need help whenever those ‘some things’ come about.” “Much has be...

26 MIN2019 SEP 30
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Episode 18 - Removing barriers across borders: Richard Moore CEO Children in Crossfire

Episode 17 - Up and Running with Marathon Man Tony Barclay

Marathon man Tony Barclay kindly joined us in the RNIB NI studio this month to tell us about the countless benefits of running. Tony founded VI Runners and Guide Runners NI and hopes to encourage more blind and partially sighted people to take up running, and more sighted runners to volunteer as guide runners to help others get out and enjoy the sport together. Tony said: “Believe you can do it; get off the sofa, get out and run. Enjoy the social benefits, the mental health benefits and the physical benefits and just be part of it! “You don’t have to run fast, you can walk, you can do a Couch to 5K; we’ve all the facilities in place to support you with this. Just reach out and have a go. You won’t regret it.” Get in touch! We’re always open to new topic ideas and eager to share local people’s experiences, tips and life hacks with others. Call us on: 028 9032 9373, email: craicon@rnib.org.uk (mailto:craicon@rnib.org.uk) , or tag @RNIBNI (https://twitter.com/RNIBNI) on twitter...

12 MIN2019 AUG 13
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Episode 17 - Up and Running with Marathon Man Tony Barclay

Episode 16 - John is a physiotherapist in Derry/Londonderry - he's also blind

John was working as a bookkeeper in Dublin when he realised he was going to lose more of his sight due to Retinitis Pigmentosa, and stumbled across the idea that he could retrain as a physiotherapist. He now runs his own practice in Derry/Londonderry and has a few words of wisdom to share in getting to grips with changes to your life due to sight loss. John says "Embarrassment is not a life threatening condition. It's uncomfortable, but it gets easier. Gaining confidence takes practice"

28 MIN2019 JUN 19
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Episode 16 - John is a physiotherapist in Derry/Londonderry - he's also blind

Episode 15 - Local Blind Golf Champion Launches New Book

We were delighted to be joined by blind golf champion and now local Ballymena celebrity Drew Cochrane as he talked about his early life, sight loss diagnosis, subsequent depression and how he went on to discover the sport of blind golf, something he credits with saving his life. Drew talks candidly about his darkest days and how he went onto pen his life story in his book – From the Carry Row to Tokyo. Drew urges people to speak to someone about their mental health and take up a hobby or sport that focuses your mind, motivates you and connects you with likeminded people. If you would like to speak to someone about your sight loss, or about getting involved in the sport of blind golf, you can phone our Helpline on: 0303 123 9999.

23 MIN2019 APR 25
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Episode 15 - Local Blind Golf Champion Launches New Book

Episode 14 - Talking tech with Leo

Leo, from Holywood loves all things tech, but it wasn't always that way. Leo is registered blind due to congenital cataracts and a few years ago decided it was time to get to grips with new phones and tablets. He describes how he hasn’t looked back since Technology Volunteer Anne got him started with an iphone

11 MIN2019 MAR 4
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Episode 14 - Talking tech with Leo

Craic On Episode 13 - Technology can change lives (A volunteer perspective)

Since 2013, Anne has been helping people who have experienced sight loss to upskill on the computer and use assistive technology such as ZoomText or JAWS in order to increase their chances in securing paid employment, or stay in their current job. More recently, she has been helping people get to grips with the latest phones and tablets to help make life that bit easier and enjoyable – from learning how to shop online, to keeping track of appointments and staying in touch with friends and family. We’re currently looking for more people like Anne who are willing to share some of their time to help people with sight loss get online and make the most of technology. Browse our current opportunities at rnib.org.uk/volunteering

16 MIN2018 DEC 31
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Craic On Episode 13 - Technology can change lives (A volunteer perspective)

Episode 12 - From construction to counsellor - Retraining in your 40s

Brian, from just outside Ballymena, shares how his life changed when his sight deteriorated significantly in his 40s due to rare genetic condition, Retinitis Pigmentosa. From working in construction, to going back to university and retraining as a counsellor, Brian shares how we came to terms with the significant change in his sight - in particular, the roles fundraising,technology training, and learning to use a cane, have played in shaping his new outlook on life. For support in employment, contact the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to speak to a Sight Loss Advisor today.

14 MIN2018 NOV 14
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Episode 12 - From construction to counsellor - Retraining in your 40s

Latest Episodes

Episode 21 - Andrea Begley and Rosie Dempsey pop into the studio

Andrea Begley and Rosaleen Dempsey (Children Young People and Families Manager for RNIB NI) pop into the studio to share some of their favourite ‘blind’ moments over the years, and talk shopping and realising possibilities ahead of the New Year. Bit of a bumper edition this time, they're quite the chatterboxes!

38 MIN2019 DEC 3
Comments
Episode 21 - Andrea Begley and Rosie Dempsey pop into the studio

Episode 20 - Louise shares some top tips and gift ideas for Christmas

We’re getting festive as we profile the latest products, gift ideas and have a holly jolly chat with one of RNIB NI’s longest serving members of staff – Louise Neeson. She has been with RNIB NI for an incredible 13 years now and there isn’t anything Louise Neeson doesn’t know about products that can help blind and partially sighted people get about, cook, read and have some fun. In this episode, Louise gives us the rundown of the latest, must-have products and gifts from the RNIB NI Showroom, talks us through some festive stocking filler ideas and tells us a bit about her new role which takes her and all these amazing products, out on the road! For further information on any of the products Louise has mentioned, you can check out the catalogue online by visiting: https://shop.rnib.org.uk/ (https://shop.rnib.org.uk/?utm_source=mainsite&utm_medium=crosslink&utm_campaign=topnavshop) or call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to talk through useful products for you.

15 MIN2019 NOV 22
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Episode 20 - Louise shares some top tips and gift ideas for Christmas

Episode 19 - Life after stroke or brain injury: Living with hemianopia

Rory and Brian describe what it's like to see and live with hemianopia - which affects one side of their vision

20 MIN2019 OCT 29
Comments
Episode 19 - Life after stroke or brain injury: Living with hemianopia

Episode 18 - Removing barriers across borders: Richard Moore CEO Children in Crossfire

Children in Crossfire CEO Richard Moore shares his personal insights of the challenges and rewards of starting a global charity. Richard wanted to ‘give something back’ after he received so much compassion and support following a tragic injury that resulted in him being registered blind. Richard encourages listeners to not be afraid to reach out for help, and shares remarkable stories of the impact of the team’s work improving the lives of children and young people in Tanzania and Ethiopia. Some key quotes from this episode!: “Computerisation opened up a whole world for any blind person really.” “It’s all about forward planning and having the confidence to ask for help when you need. Whether it be in employment or not, I’m never afraid to ask for help. I think it’s an indication of strength. Any sighted person that thinks they get through the day without help from anybody, I think they’re bluffing. We all need help whenever those ‘some things’ come about.” “Much has be...

26 MIN2019 SEP 30
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Episode 18 - Removing barriers across borders: Richard Moore CEO Children in Crossfire

Episode 17 - Up and Running with Marathon Man Tony Barclay

Marathon man Tony Barclay kindly joined us in the RNIB NI studio this month to tell us about the countless benefits of running. Tony founded VI Runners and Guide Runners NI and hopes to encourage more blind and partially sighted people to take up running, and more sighted runners to volunteer as guide runners to help others get out and enjoy the sport together. Tony said: “Believe you can do it; get off the sofa, get out and run. Enjoy the social benefits, the mental health benefits and the physical benefits and just be part of it! “You don’t have to run fast, you can walk, you can do a Couch to 5K; we’ve all the facilities in place to support you with this. Just reach out and have a go. You won’t regret it.” Get in touch! We’re always open to new topic ideas and eager to share local people’s experiences, tips and life hacks with others. Call us on: 028 9032 9373, email: craicon@rnib.org.uk (mailto:craicon@rnib.org.uk) , or tag @RNIBNI (https://twitter.com/RNIBNI) on twitter...

12 MIN2019 AUG 13
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Episode 17 - Up and Running with Marathon Man Tony Barclay

Episode 16 - John is a physiotherapist in Derry/Londonderry - he's also blind

John was working as a bookkeeper in Dublin when he realised he was going to lose more of his sight due to Retinitis Pigmentosa, and stumbled across the idea that he could retrain as a physiotherapist. He now runs his own practice in Derry/Londonderry and has a few words of wisdom to share in getting to grips with changes to your life due to sight loss. John says "Embarrassment is not a life threatening condition. It's uncomfortable, but it gets easier. Gaining confidence takes practice"

28 MIN2019 JUN 19
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Episode 16 - John is a physiotherapist in Derry/Londonderry - he's also blind

Episode 15 - Local Blind Golf Champion Launches New Book

We were delighted to be joined by blind golf champion and now local Ballymena celebrity Drew Cochrane as he talked about his early life, sight loss diagnosis, subsequent depression and how he went on to discover the sport of blind golf, something he credits with saving his life. Drew talks candidly about his darkest days and how he went onto pen his life story in his book – From the Carry Row to Tokyo. Drew urges people to speak to someone about their mental health and take up a hobby or sport that focuses your mind, motivates you and connects you with likeminded people. If you would like to speak to someone about your sight loss, or about getting involved in the sport of blind golf, you can phone our Helpline on: 0303 123 9999.

23 MIN2019 APR 25
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Episode 15 - Local Blind Golf Champion Launches New Book

Episode 14 - Talking tech with Leo

Leo, from Holywood loves all things tech, but it wasn't always that way. Leo is registered blind due to congenital cataracts and a few years ago decided it was time to get to grips with new phones and tablets. He describes how he hasn’t looked back since Technology Volunteer Anne got him started with an iphone

11 MIN2019 MAR 4
Comments
Episode 14 - Talking tech with Leo

Craic On Episode 13 - Technology can change lives (A volunteer perspective)

Since 2013, Anne has been helping people who have experienced sight loss to upskill on the computer and use assistive technology such as ZoomText or JAWS in order to increase their chances in securing paid employment, or stay in their current job. More recently, she has been helping people get to grips with the latest phones and tablets to help make life that bit easier and enjoyable – from learning how to shop online, to keeping track of appointments and staying in touch with friends and family. We’re currently looking for more people like Anne who are willing to share some of their time to help people with sight loss get online and make the most of technology. Browse our current opportunities at rnib.org.uk/volunteering

16 MIN2018 DEC 31
Comments
Craic On Episode 13 - Technology can change lives (A volunteer perspective)

Episode 12 - From construction to counsellor - Retraining in your 40s

Brian, from just outside Ballymena, shares how his life changed when his sight deteriorated significantly in his 40s due to rare genetic condition, Retinitis Pigmentosa. From working in construction, to going back to university and retraining as a counsellor, Brian shares how we came to terms with the significant change in his sight - in particular, the roles fundraising,technology training, and learning to use a cane, have played in shaping his new outlook on life. For support in employment, contact the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 to speak to a Sight Loss Advisor today.

14 MIN2018 NOV 14
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Episode 12 - From construction to counsellor - Retraining in your 40s
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