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
Source: RNIB Scotland

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
Source: RNIB Scotland

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
Source: RNIB Scotland

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
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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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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Scottish MEPs can still help transform services for people with disabilities as part of legacy to the EU

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17 May 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Scotland’s six elected Members of the European Parliament can still help to transform services for people with disabilities as part of a legacy to the EU. Launching its manifesto today [Friday 17 May 2019], sight loss charity RNIB Scotland says MEPs can work to set an agenda for far-reaching change. It is holding an election hustings event this afternoon in

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Aberdeen Councillors don sight-loss simulation specs to walk controversial Broad Street ‘shared space’

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9 May 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Aberdeen councillors will walk along the city’s Broad Street today [9 May 2019] wearing spectacles that simulate different sight loss conditions. The organisers of today’s event, the charities RNIB Scotland and Guide Dogs Scotland, want to give councillors from all parties a chance to experience getting out and about with a visual impairment. They say the controversial ‘shared space’ design

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Scottish Muslims urged to take care of eye health during Ramadan

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3 May 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Scottish Muslims are being urged to be aware of their eye health when fasting during the religious month of Ramadan, which starts this weekend. Throughout Ramadan Muslims abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours. Gozie JoeAdigwe of sight loss charity RNIB Scotland said: “People from some ethnic minority communities can be more vulnerable to some eye conditions, so it

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