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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People with disabilities still face discrimination, poverty and prejudice according to coalition of Scottish charities – Disability Agenda Scotland

22 November 2016
Source: RNIB Scotland

People with disabilities still face discrimination, poverty and prejudice according to a wide-ranging new report from a coalition of Scottish charities, published today [Tuesday, November 22nd].

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RNIB Scotland: A West Lothian author will tell an Edinburgh literary gathering how losing his sight prompted him to write his first novel

Gordon Anthony

4 November 2016
Source: RNIB Scotland

Gordon Anthony (59) is speaking at a Book Week Scotland event on Wednesday [November 23rd] organised by sight loss charity RNIB Scotland in the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the High Street.

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RNIB Scotland’s Derek has a 100 clocks to put back on Saturday!!

26 October 2016

If you think putting all the household clocks back on Sunday is a chore, spare a thought for Derek Rutherford. As resource centre manager in sight loss charity RNIB Scotland’s Edinburgh head office, he has to reset almost 100 special clocks and watches on sale to customers and clients. “We sell a wide range of time-pieces here at RNIB,” explains

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