The Edinburgh Reporter: Author Ian Rankin urges Scots to have an eye test

20 September 2017
Source: The Edinburgh Reporter

Author Ian Rankin who is a great supporter of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) urges people across Scotland to have an eye test. 35% of Scots admit that they have eyes issues which they have not told their optician about, things such as black spots or being dazzled by bright lights. Just over one fifth have not

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RNIB SCOTLAND invited GLASGOW CITY COUNCILLORS to do a short walk across a mock-up of a cycleway in George Square wearing spectacles that simulate sight loss conditions.

30 August 2017
Source: RNIB Scotland

Radical proposals to transform the area around Sauchiehall Street risk barring blind and partially sighted people from the centre of Glasgow, the country’s leading sight loss charity is warning. Glasgow City Council has approved plans to renovate the city’s landmark thoroughfare. But RNIB Scotland is challenging a proposal to locate a busy cycleway between the pavement and bus-stops, calling it

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VISION 2020 UK hosts DAA webinar on Dementia and Sight Loss

17 August 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK

On Thursday 20th August VISION 2020 UK hosted a webinar on Dementia and Sight loss as members of the Dementia Action Alliance. Matt Broom is the CEO of VISION 2020 UK, and June Neil is the UK Training and Development Manager (Older People with complex needs) at the RNIB (The Royal National Institute of Blind People). They spoke on issues around

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RNIB Scotland: Connor hits a six to raise funds for a ‘talking book’ for the blind!

15 August 2017
Source: RNIB Scotland

Six year-old Connor Quinn from Peebles has raised over £250 towards publishing a ‘talking book’ for people who are blind and partially sighted – hot on the heels of big sister Ciara (aged seven) who last month raised £420 for the same cause! Both children used their age as the theme for their activities. Connor held a bake sale selling

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ANGUS street charter welcomed by RNIB and Guide Dogs Scotland

9 August 2017
Source: RNIB Scotland

Angus Council has adopted a street charter that aims to reduce the everyday hazards faced by blind and partially sighted residents. Advertising boards, bollards, bins, cars parked on pavements and ‘shared space’ schemes are among the most common, say sight loss charities RNIB Scotland and Guide Dogs Scotland, who have welcomed the move. A third of people RNIB surveyed said

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