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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Access all areas campaign 2019

17 July 2019
Source: Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs and the RNIB have collaborated on a brand-new toolkit which enables guide dog owners to complain effectively if they’ve been refused access to somewhere. Latest research from Guide Dogs shows that three-quarters of guide dog owners have been illegally turned away by businesses and services, such as taxis, restaurants, shops, cafes, hotels and pubs. See the latest on

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No one should face sight loss alone

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15 July 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

I’m losing my sight; at the age of 8, I was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa so have very little vision and will eventually lose it completely. My mum and I felt totally isolated and very scared as we didn’t know how to access support, despite seeing countless eyecare professionals; signposting and referrals to support services would have made our journey

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Book now for July 2019’s FREE Vision UK Counselling Accreditation Course

28 June 2019
Source: RNIB

Places are now available in London for the two-day Counselling Accreditation Scheme course for qualified counsellors in order to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community.   Date: 25 – 26 July 2019 Time: 09:30 – 16:30 Venue: Room 4, RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE Fee: Free Please complete the application form below and return to Maria

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Sight loss charities join forces to launch online advice hub

17 June 2019
Source: Sight Advice FAQ

  The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Guide Dogs, Visionary, VICTA, Fight for Sight and Vision UK are working together to provide blind and partially sighted people with easy to access high-quality information about sight loss. Working in partnership, the sight loss charities have shared their expertise to create the new website, http://www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk which pulls together content from

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Book now for June 2019’s FREE Vision UK Counselling Accreditation Course

8 May 2019
Source: RNIB

Places are now available in Scotland for the two-day Counselling Accreditation Scheme course for qualified counsellors in order to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community.   Date: 6 – 7 June 2019 Time: 09:30 – 16:30 Venue: RNIB, 12-14 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, EH7 5EA Fee: Free Please complete the application form below and return to Maria Bulgakova at maria.bulgakova@rnib.org.uk.

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RNIB, Vacancy: Head of Organisational Design and Transformation (London)

2 May 2019
Source: RNIB

Application closing date:  19/05/2019 Location:  London – Judd Street Salary:  £70,000 per annum (Including London Weighting), Hours: Full Time, 36 hours per week, Location: 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE Package:  26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service, Excellent pension schemes, Interest free season ticket loans and cycle to work schemes, Free eye tests Job

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RNIB appoints Matt Stringer as permanent Chief Executive

25 April 2019
Source: RNIB

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has appointed Matt Stringer as its permanent Chief Executive. Matt succeeds Eliot Lyne who has been the charity’s Interim Chief Executive since last April. During his time with RNIB, Eliot has transformed the organisation’s financial position and led the development and implementation of a refreshed brand and strategy, which reconnects RNIB with

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RNIB is raising concerns with Public Health England because their new report fails to highlight eye health.

9 April 2019
Source: NHS Networks

RNIB is raising concerns with Public Health England because their new report: A Menu of Interventions for Productive Healthy Ageing For pharmacy teams working in different settings makes no mention of eye health. Helen Lee, Policy and Campaigns Manager, is calling on the eye health sector to raise their concerns. Vision UK support this call and is very concerned about

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