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Laura Tyler

Podcast: Blindly Chatty – Episode one

Have you ever really thought about how you use your  senses after sight loss? Does your sense of humour relate to your ability to tell a joke or hear a joke? Find the answers to these questions and more in our ‘Blindingly Chatty’ podcast from Laura and Mark.

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Podcast: The Blind Poet, Dave Steele

Our West Yorkshire peer support group recently welcomed The Blind Poet, Dave Steele, who is living with retinitis pigmentosa, to their meeting. He talks candidly about his diagnosis, his poetry and his optimistic mindset. 

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Podcast: Blindingly Chatty – episode two

In this episode Laura and Mark talk about their dreams and how they see the world in sleep. Mark is living with retinitis pigmentosa so his sight has deteriorated over his life, whereas Laura lost her sight at a very young age. They also briefly cover Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS).

Podcast: Blindingly Chatty – Episode 3

On this episode Laura Tyler, Yanan Yu, and Steve Golden talk about their experiences with learning and playing instruments, and how people with sight loss can play and learn no matter their level of vision.

Podcast: What is the UKIRDC and why does it exist?

With a significant proportion of inherited retinal conditions being caused by unidentified genetic faults, and many families unable to get clear results from genetic tests in clinic, the project set out to solve previously undiagnosable cases and discover more of the genes and mutations that are associated with sight loss.