Sign of the Times was formed to support a profoundly deaf pupil.
A student set to become the NHS's first deaf and blind doctor describes discrimination she has faced.
After three years Alice Costen is able to see again using hi-tech glasses donated to her.
Alice, 16, has Usher syndrome and started losing her eyesight two years ago.
Young inventor Mihika has won an award for designing a new cane for blind and visually impaired people.
Mihika from Lewisham, first began developing her next-generation smart stick when she was just six years old after witnessing a blind woman stumble while crossing the road.
The aid has right and left vibrating alerts, a water sensor to detect puddles, LED lights and a camera with Artificial Intelligence, to recognise and track obstacles that a normal stick cannot.
The talented youngster won the 2019 BT Young Pioneer Award after entering her idea which was developed with help from
She said: "I can’t wait to work with BT to develop the Smart Stick further so that we reach more people who really need it.”
Charity AbilityNet said the invention which offers directional feedback via Bluetooth audio "was a potential lifesaving feature for those who are deafblind".
David Wilkins, who is blind and deaf, accepted an internship but returned to find his benefits cut.
Why medical student Alexandra Adams was spurred on to take pictures of health workers.