Stagecoach North bus drivers learn what it’s like to be a passenger with sight loss

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6 March 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Stagecoach North Scotland employees will take part in a training session today [Wednesday, 6 March 2019] as part of the bus operator’s pledge to make its services more accessible to blind and partially sighted people. The company which operates throughout Aberdeenshire, Buchan, Moray and the Highlands will hold a ‘swap-with-me’ event which will give its drivers a better idea of

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Scottish Social Security Secretary to pledge devolved welfare system will treat blind people ‘with dignity and respect’

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30 January 2019
Source: RNIB

Scottish Social Security Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP will meet blind and partially sighted campaigners this morning [Wednesday 30 January 2019] to discuss how the welfare system being devolved to Scotland can be improved. Campaigners say that too often the current system, as administered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), refuses support to claimants with sight loss – decisions

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Sunday Post: Blind injustice: Experts warn visually impaired are losing lifeline benefit because of incompetent testing

14 January 2019
Source: Sunday Post

Blind people are being denied crucial benefits because the official assessors do not  understand sight loss, experts have warned. A leading charity for the blind and visually impaired has warned assessors lack the specialist knowledge to make informed judgements about whether people should receive Personal Independence Payment (PIP). PIP is a non-means-tested benefit for disabled people who need help with

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Happy Birthday to our friends and members RNIB: Celebrating 150 years of RNIB

16 October 2018
Source: RNIB

A Happy birthday to our friends at RNIB who are celebrating 150 years of breaking down barriers for blind and partially sighted people. #RNIB150 This year mark​s RNIB’s 150th anniversary. Since our launch in 1868, we’ve seen huge changes for blind and partially sighted people. Advances in technology and medicine, new laws and changing attitudes mean that life for blind

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RNIB Scotland is working with bus operators across the country to make bus journeys more accessible. Is there a local bus service you’d like to tell us about?

25 September 2018
Source: RNIB Scotland

Whether good or bad, we want to hear from you. Rate your bus journey and help us identify  which services across the country are great or could-do-better. Please note: we may send your feedback to the bus company you have reviewed, we’ll remove your name so you won’t be identified. Rate your bus journey questionnaire

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RNIB, Vacancy: Area Fundraising Manager (West of Scotland)

20 August 2018
Source: RNIB Scotland

Job reference: REQ0000130 Location: Glasgow – Partick Salary: £24,860 – £27,346, Hours: 36 hours per week Contract type: Permanent Package: 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service. Excellent pension schemes Job description We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for

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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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Edinburgh will ban advertising boards from city’s streets in move welcomed by sight loss charity RNIB

18 May 2018
Source: RNIB Scotland

A vote by Edinburgh City Council to ban advertising boards from the streets of the capital has been applauded by sight loss charity RNIB Scotland. The move was passed on Thursday, May 17th by the council’s Transport and Environment Committee. Edinburgh-based RNIB Scotland says A-boards and other street clutter can deter blind and partially sighted people from walking outside. Bollards,

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Too many Scots with diabetes are failing to attend check-ups that can save their sight, warn charities

8 May 2018
Source: RNIB Scotland

              The charities RNIB Scotland and Diabetes Scotland have been nominated for a major award for a campaign created to highlight the potential threat diabetes can pose to people’s eyesight. But they warn that too many people living with the condition in Scotland are failing to attend vital eye-screening examinations that can pick up

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Scotland’s new social security system will ‘fall at the first hurdle if basic information isn’t accessible, warns sight loss charity RNIB

24 April 2018
Source: RNIB Scotland

Scotland’s new social security system could be the first in the UK to ensure that all its information is fully accessible to people with disabilities. The requirement will be passed into law if the Scottish Parliament back amendments lodged by Cunninghame South MSP Ruth Maguire and supported by Central Scotland MSP Mark Griffin in the stage 3 debate on the

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