Simon Jones: Race for information

Tricia Sail’s inspirational and moving story on her experience with uveitis and subsequent sight loss should be anyone’s first port of call from this week’s issue.  

The winner of television competition programme Race Across the World (along with lifelong best friend Cathie Rowe) talks about the period where she began to lose her sight and coming to terms with it. Sail’s experience of feeling isolated following her diagnosis will be familiar to many, but so too will be the positive effect the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) had on her life. 

It was frustrating, therefore, to read research from Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) that found people with sight loss are being left confused by the process of registration and certification. 

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