Local authorities are key to improving life for the 170,000 people who are blind or partially sighted, says Scotland’s leading sight loss charity

28 February 2017
Source: RNIB Scotland

Local authorities are key to improving life for the 170,000 Scots who are blind or partially sighted, says a leading sight loss charity.

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RNIB Scotland: Scotland’s largest independent bus operator signs up to charter to make its services more accessible to blind passengers

3 February 2017
Source: RNIB Scotland

McGill’s has become the latest Scottish bus company to pledge to make its services more accessible to blind and partially sighted people.

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RNIB Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland: Dementia and sight loss guide: what you need to know

2 February 2017
Source: RNIB Scotland

In this new leaflet produced by RNIB Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland, find out useful information that will help you to recognise the differences between a sight condition and dementia. The leaflet is written for people with dementia but you may find this leaflet helpful if you’re caring for someone with dementia. For the leaflet and further information please go to:

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RNIB Scotland: Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary discusses employment support for Scots with sight loss

27 January 2017
Source: RNIB Scotland

Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Deborah Abrahams MP visited RNIB Scotland on January 26th to hear how some of its blind and partially sighted members have struggled to overcome barriers to finding work.

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RNIB Scotland: How does a blind person who uses braille (the system of raised dots felt by fingertip) interact with today’s online world of bytes and pixels?

8 December 2016
Source: RNIB Scotland

Easy! Just like a sighted person using an ordinary keyboard, a special event organised by sight loss charity RNIB Scotland will hear this Thursday [December 15th]. Modern braille-writing equipment can connect seamlessly with personal computers and mobile devices like tablets and smartphones, while text-reading software can vocalise back to you what you’ve inputted. “Dots, letters, numbers – it’s all just

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