Lord Low of Dalston
"Colin held the position of Chair of RNIB from 2000 to September 2009 and is also President of the European Blind Union (EBU). He was born in Edinburgh in 1942 and has been totally blind since the age of three. He was educated at Worcester College for the Blind, Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He taught Law and criminology for 16 years at Leeds University, from 1968-1984, before moving to London as Director of the Disability Resource Team, an organisation providing advice and services on disability. He then went on to become senior research fellow at City University, researching theories of disability; a post he retired from in 2000... Colin has also undertaken important roles in a wide range of organisations concerned with blindness and disability, including the National Federation of the Blind, the Disability Alliance, the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment and SKILL (National Bureau for Students with Disabilities). Colin had been previously honoured to receive a CBE for services to RNIB and disabled peoples' rights in January 2000."