How I see

A new RNIB video provides a window into the world of blind and partially sighted people

17 Oct 2017 by Selina Powell

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has produced a short film that uses lens filters to simulate the way blind and partially people see.

Six blind and partially sighted people share their experiences in the video, which was produced to dispel misconceptions associated with sight loss.

RNIB chair, Eleanor Southwood, highlighted that there is a spectrum of sight loss.

“Being registered blind doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t see anything,” she shared.

“We hope the film will help change attitudes and create a more inclusive society,” Ms Southwood added.

Of the people who are registered blind or partially sighted in the UK, 93% can see something.

University student, Chloe Tear, 19, shares her experiences in the film. She is partially sighted due to cerebral palsy and uses a white cane to get around.

“I’m very independent and feel that I can achieve anything I put my mind to. I just have to do things in a slightly different way to other people,” Ms Tear explained. 

Image credit: RNIB

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