Calls for Lateral flow testing to be made easier for visually impaired Islanders

Image of a lateral flow test with very faint lines

A Jersey charity says coronavirus testing in the island needs to be made easier for those who are visually impaired. EYECAN says lateral flow tests can be difficult for people with sight issues to do on their own. Visually impaired islanders are currently being excluded from events due to many organisers requiring people to take tests […]

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Close up image of an eye with Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye conditions which cause optic nerve damage, most frequently due to raised pressure in the eye. The condition can be stabilised with treatment, but existing damage can’t be corrected. Glaucoma affects peripheral vision and can result in tunnel vision or even blindness if left untreated. Risk […]

World Braille Day

Image of a person's fingers moving over braille

Frenchman, Louis Braille (1809 – 1852), who was blinded in both eyes as the result of a childhood accident, invented a tactile system of reading and writing, known as braille, for people with sight loss. Although there are now alternative options for most types of communication some people with sight loss still elect to use […]

ITV Report – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

“Be kind”- that’s the message from one Jersey charity on International Disability Day last Friday (Friday 3 December). Across the Channel Islands nearly one in five people live with a disability and some of those may not be obvious. Visual impairment is one such hidden disability which often leaves people unable to complete everyday tasks. […]