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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Royal Blind responds to the Scottish Government National Transport Strategy

25 October 2019
Source: Royal Blind

The Scottish Government launched a consultation on its vision for the future of transport for the next 20 years. Royal Blind took the opportunity to highlight a number of issues of concern for people with visual impairment. While the strategy’s focus on improving accessibility is welcome, it is crucial that a lack of provision, particularly in rural areas, is also

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See Hear strategy review. Input needed from national and local 3rd sector organisations in Scotland

21 October 2019
Source: The Health and Social Care Alliance (the ALLIANCE)

The See Hear strategy is a strategic framework for meeting the needs of people with a sensory impairment across Scotland. The strategy enshrines the rights of children and adults living with a sensory impairment to expect the seamless provision of assessment, care and support and the same access to employment, education, leisure, healthcare and social care as everyone else. The

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Scottish National Transport Strategy open for consultation

16 August 2019
Source: Transport Scotland

The National Transport Strategy sets out Transport Scotland’s vision for the next 20 years and was developed in collaboration with over 60 partner organisations around Scotland. Their vision is for a sustainable, inclusive and accessible transport system helping to deliver a healthier, fairer and more prosperous Scotland for communities, businesses and visitors. Read more and have your say here  

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Scotland’s Accessible Travel Framework Our Delivery Plan for 2019-2020

29 July 2019
Source: Transport Scotland

Vision and priorities for 2019-2020 This Vision and priorities paper has been prepared by Transport Scotland’s Accessible Travel Policy Branch within the Scottish Government. The paper has been genuinely co-produced alongside the Scottish Transport Accessibility Steering Group and its 20 strong representative bodies, the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland with its 15 Public Appointees and policy officials across the

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Sunday Post: Sight tests scrapped for blind people claiming lifeline benefit

18 June 2019
Source: Sunday Post

Blind people will no longer be asked to read letters from an eye chart to get a lifeline benefit. Assessments for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) – which are carried out on behalf of the government by a private company – will also be reviewed to make them fairer to people with sight loss. The changes come after The Sunday Post

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Dispensing optician running first marathon to beat macular disease

3 May 2019
Source: Macular Society

A dispensing optician will be running his first ever marathon later this month to help find a cure for the biggest cause of blindness in the UK, after seeing the huge impact it can have on people’s lives. Dylan Russell, who is an assistant manager and dispensing optician at Boots Opticians in Edinburgh, will be taking part in the city’s

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Royal Blind, Vacancy: Policy and Research Officer

8 April 2019
Source: Royal Blind

Services: Scottish War Blinded, Royal Blind Week Job Type: Marketing and Fundraising Location: Royal Blind, 50 Gillespie Crescent, Edinburgh EH10 4JB Salary: £25,948 – £28,725FTE Position: Part Time Hours: 21 hours per week Contact Phone: 0131 229 1456 (Option 1 then Option 2) Closing Date: 14/04/2019 Proposed Interview Date: 22/04/2019 Job Summary Scotland’s largest vision impairment organisation is seeking to

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20’s Plenty for Us: Scottish leaders should prioritise local streets

18 March 2019
Source: 20's plenty for Us

20mph Scotland Poll 72% Support. Policy costs 0.75% of transport budget for 2 years. Leaders should prioritise local streets. Public opinion is for 20mph – 72% and rising. Scotland’s elected leader– Nicola Sturgeon should back a national change to 20mph. The cost is £10m for 2 years – only 0.75% of the total transport budget. Reducing road danger is like

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