What research does RNIB carry out?

RNIB carries out research in a variety of different areas such as:

Key information and statistics

  • Information on common questions RNIB receives about blind and partially sighted people. Includes our Sight Loss Data Tool, which provides information about sight loss at a local level throughout the UK, and our Evidence-based reviews, which look in detail at blind and partially sighted people across different age groups.

Research reports

  • Information on external and RNIB’s research on topics such as; including education, employment, prevention, travel, mobility, technology.

Shaping services

  • Information on service innovation and how this shapes our work.

Customers have their say section

  • information about the work we do to facilitate consultation with blind and partially sighted people

Expert series blog

  • Information on topical issues from sector professionals

The Knowledge Exchange Network

  • Information for professionals generating and using research and information on sight loss, including what the network can offer you, how to join as well as learning and presentations from network events.

Research news

  • Updates on the latest research from RNIB and our partners.

Research in progress

Heritage Services and Research Library

  • RNIB Research Library, Europe's largest, most comprehensive and diverse collection of print and electronic materials about partial sight and blindness.

Impact tools

  • Overview of impact measuring and why it is valuable.

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