Blind and partially sighted people still struggle to receive healthcare information in accessible formats, new research by sight loss charity RNIB Scotland has found

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17 February 2020
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Blind and partially sighted people still struggle to receive healthcare information in accessible formats, new research by sight loss charity RNIB Scotland has found. “This can put patients at risk of missing treatment as well as being confused or misinformed about their healthcare needs,” report author Laura Jones warns.  “The NHS, itself, puts great emphasis on the cost, in money

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Blind school pupils attainment gap is highlighted

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20 December 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Blind and partially sighted school children are gaining fewer qualifications than their classmates, prompting calls from a sight loss charity for action to close a ‘shocking and unnecessary gap in attainment’. In a submission made yesterday [19 December 2019] to a Scottish Government review of additional support for learning, RNIB Scotland says: “Blind and partially sighted pupils require additional support

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Glasgow radio station for blind hits one million download target

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11 December 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

An award-winning radio station staffed mainly by people with sight loss is celebrating Christmas early this year as they get set to pass the magic 1,000,000 mark of podcast downloads. RNIB Connect Radio, based in Glasgow but with listeners around the world, was launched by sight loss charity RNIB in 2007 as Europe’s first radio station for and by blind

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Blind Edinburgh artist aims to capture impressions of his emotional and sensory experience in his art

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11 November 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

A new exhibition by an artist who is progressively losing his sight has opened in Edinburgh. ‘Unseen Trails: Journeys made Visible’ is a collaboration between Alan McIntyre and Crossing Countries, a Scottish social enterprise that provides opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people to volunteer in Durban, South Africa. The overarching theme is how people navigate their environment and what they

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Retrospective chart review of spectacle prescription prevalence in adults with learning disabilities in Scotland

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25 October 2019
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Butchart, Maggie & Colahan, Craig. (2019). Retrospective chart review of spectacle prescription prevalence in adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 32. 10.1111/jar.12588. Abstract Background Evidence suggests that people with learning disabilities are less likely to have an up‐to‐date eye examination as sight loss is characteristically underdiagnosed in people with complex needs. Method A

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Scots urged to get their eyes checked or risk losing sight of Scotland’s splendours

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23 September 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

The new V&A Dundee Museum and the Callanish Standing Stones are among four iconic Scottish landmarks to feature in a nationwide campaign to promote healthy eyes. The landmarks are pictured on a series of specially produced coasters as seen through the eyes of someone with a common sight loss condition. The coasters have been produced by the charity RNIB Scotland

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RNIB Scotland, Down’s Syndrome Scotland, LEAD Scotland, National Deaf Children’s Society, Scottish Autism, ENABLE Scotland and The Alliance.

12 September 2019
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A coalition of disability charities is urging all 32 Scottish local authorities to maintain vital funding for children and young people with additional support needs (ASN). The children and young people concerned, an estimated 199,000 in total, include those with physical, sensory or learning disabilities in mainstream education, as well as those with health conditions. In a letter to council

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RNIB Scotland: Four young Edinburgh people with sight loss enjoy chance to fly a plane – and be on US television!

13 August 2019
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Four blind and partially sighted young people from Edinburgh had a chance to experience the thrill of flying on Monday, August 12th – and have their adventure shown coast to coast on American television. Daryl Stewart (17), Daniel Sanchez (18), Paul Albiri (13) and Cameron Herring (14) – all have different degrees of sight loss. Taking off from Dundee Airport,

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

1 August 2019
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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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Employers get help to retain workers who are losing their sight

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29 May 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

What do you do if one of your employees is losing their sight? Lose them and all the skills, knowledge, experience and relationships they have built up? A new information pack for employers – being launched in Glasgow today [29 May 2019] by Jamie Hepburn MSP, Scottish Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills – says sight loss can be

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