with Margaret Cowie.
with Ken Lindsay.
Wanda Diaz-Merced is a blind astronomer who works at the South African Astronomical Observatory in South Africa, where she uses a technique called Sonification to turn large data sets into audible sound. RNIB Connect Radio's Barry Snell caught up with Wanda to find out more about her incredible and inspiring story.
Feel the Warmth Scotland CIC
Peter Fraser talks to Jean Rooney from a company who have developed a heated belt which can be useful to anyone feeling the cold this winter.
Tel: 01555 752 106 or 07726 971 317
Steven Scott from RNIB Connect Radio talks to Paul Porter from RNIB about an accessible telephone available from RNIB, the Blindshell2 accessible smartphone.
Reading Then & Now – From Dots to Digital
This event took place last month in the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. It was celebrating 150 years of RNIB and 30 Years of RUVI, the Resource Unit for the Visually Impaired, which is a service available to all visually impaired at the Mitchell Library. Peter spoke to Ian Brown RNIB Scotland Press Officer, Sandra Wilson, chair of RNIB Scotland, Anne Hamilton from RUVI and to Margaret Cowie one of the speakers.
Tel: 0141 287 2920
We hear about useful apps from Neatebox. These two apps, Button and Welcome, are used across the UK and Ireland to foster the independent life styles of disabled people. Margaret talks to Kimberley about the service.
Barry Snell from RNIB Connect Radio recently spoke to Laura who suffers from Retinitis Pigmentosa. He finds out about her life and how she is about to get involved as a speaker at the Scottish Parliament.