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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More Scots will have to live with sight loss, conference hears – RNIB Scotland

23 May 2017
Source: RNIB Scotland

A landmark conference will take place in Stirling today [Tuesday, May 23rd] to discuss how Scotland will cope with a projected increase in the number of people who are blind or partially sighted. There are currently around 170,000 people in Scotland with significant sight loss, and two million across the UK. Every day, around ten people begin to lose their

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RNIB Scotland: Scottish bus operators pledge to make travel more accessible for passengers with sight loss

19 May 2017
Source: RNIB Scotland

A nationwide campaign to make public transport more accessible for blind and partially sighted people will receive a major boost today [FRIDAY, 19TH MAY] when the representative body for Scottish bus and coach operators endorses it.

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