RNIB Scotland: Edinburgh Restaurant Introduces Revolutionary Audio-Menu for diners with sight loss

1 August 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Edinburgh restaurant, The Huxley, has launched an audio-menu for blind and partially sighted customers in partnership with the Royal National Institute of Blind People Scotland. The idea for the audio-menu was initiated by a Signature Pubs employee, Kirsty Cameron. Whilst volunteering with RNIB Scotland, Kirsty learned that dining out can often be an intimidating experience for those with sight loss.

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Dispensing optician running first marathon to beat macular disease

3 May 2019
Source: Macular Society

A dispensing optician will be running his first ever marathon later this month to help find a cure for the biggest cause of blindness in the UK, after seeing the huge impact it can have on people’s lives. Dylan Russell, who is an assistant manager and dispensing optician at Boots Opticians in Edinburgh, will be taking part in the city’s

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RNIB Scotland: Edinburgh art/photography exhibition expresses work of artists with sight loss

27 July 2018
Source: RNIB Scotland

An exhibition of photography and painting by two artists with sight loss opens in Edinburgh on Saturday [August 4th]. ‘Kaleidoscope: a blind vision of colour and light’ will express Rosita McKenzie and Fiona Powell’s ways of seeing through abstract depictions of the landscape and world around them. Rosita has won various awards for her photography and runs alternative photography workshops

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Scottish 20mph Default Moves Closer

13 June 2016
Source: 20's Plenty

The first Scottish 20mph Conference moved the debate forward on a National 20mph limit.  20mph was clearly popular amongst delegates with 95% “favouring a national default 20mph limit”. Conference-goers agreed 20’s Plenty. The Scottish Government can lead on a 20mph default for built up areas as best value for money in raising everyday road safety and liveability. The City of

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Dominic Everett joins Royal Blind school 

5 May 2016
Source: Royal Blind

Mr Everett will oversee the smooth running and development of the Royal Blind Learning Hub – the charity’s new service providing support to education staff in mainstream schools that teach visually impaired children. The Learning Hub provides free online training and seminars across Scotland. Royal Blind School Head Teacher, Elaine Brackenridge, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Dominic Everett will

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