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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Blind campaigners meet with Lothians MSP to discuss street obstacles that endanger them

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29 April 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Blind and partially sighted people will meet with Lothians MSP Jeremy Balfour today [29 April 2019] to talk about the impact that ill-thought out street design and obstacles have on their lives. Mr Balfour is chair of the Cross Party Group on Disability within the Scottish Parliament and is currently the only MSP who identifies as disabled. 95 per cent

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Blind cricket match pitches Glasgow City Councillors against team with sight loss

12 April 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

It’s just not cricket! Except it is. A special visually impaired cricket match between a team of Glasgow City Councillors – wearing ‘sim-specs’ that simulate different sight loss conditions – and members, volunteers and staff from RNIB Scotland, took place in the city’s Kelvinhall Sport and Leisure Centre on Wednesday [10 April 2019]. With visually impaired cricket the ball is

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RNIB launches inclusive and accessible Ben Nevis trek

3 April 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is inviting people of all ages and abilities to take part in an inclusive and accessible trek up Britain’s highest mountain this summer. On Saturday 10 August, Team RNIB participants will be climbing 1,345m to reach the summit of Ben Nevis in north-west Scotland. Through sponsorship the aim is to raise money

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