GLAUCOMA AWARENESS.

This week is Glaucoma awareness week. Vision loss in glaucoma is gradual and one may not realize it until too late.  Glaucoma can make a person go blind without warning! Have an eye exam today! Dr. Fatima Kyari Consultant Ophthalmologist Nigeria

#WWRD

This means Workshop on Writing and Reporting on Disability.  It is our unique hashtag designed to impact on how reports and write-ups are done concerning disability. Kindly use it and let us together impact on depiction, reports and attitudes in society. We are still receiving nominations for the workshop. You are welcome to apply if […]

WIVES AND DAUGHTERS OF THE BLIND

great philosopher once said “educate a woman and you  educate a nation”. Yes many blind men are beggars, but from our observations around the country most of them are married to women who are not blind.  This is a very important link in the chain towards reducing poverty in the life and homes of the […]

Our Words, Our Image

Writers, editors, reporters and other communicators strive to use the mostaccurate terminology about people with disabilities.  However, inaccurate,archaic and offensive expressions are still commonly used, perpetuatingnegative stereotypes and beliefs about people with disabilities. We will soon host a 1 day workshop that will provide excellent resources to improve your writing and reporting on disability.  Trend […]

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The ears are very important to a person that is blind or low vision.  He or she can pick sounds that enhance their quality of life.  For many that are in school or just want to enjoy a book or magazine, recorded materials are a simple way to do so. The background technical work of producing […]

6 YEARS OF GREEN MEMORIES.

The first blind Nigerian to complete primary and secondary school. He completed his secondary education with excellent distinctions. He went on to study Physiotherapy at the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) UK, returned home and was involved in treating soldiers injured in the Nigerian civil war. His illustrious 35 year career with the […]