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Whether you're looking for guidance for yourself, or want to know more about how to support someone with sight loss or blindness, we are here to help.

Find information here about sight loss, including advice to help with the different ways sight loss can impact on your life.

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Information and Advice

A photographer with partial sight shares how he captures amazing images

Matthew has around five per cent vision. But being partially sighted doesn't stop Matthew from seeing Edinburgh's many vistas and capturing images on his DSLR camera.

Accessible formats

Learn more about accessible formats.

An introduction to guided running with people with visual impairment

PE teacher Caren Bryce shows how to go on a guided run with a person with visual impairment.

An introduction to the Canaan Barrie On Body Sign System

The Canaan Barrie On Body Sign System is used to communicate with children who have multiple disabilities as well as being visually impaired.

Audio Description: A discussion with Juliana Capes

This National Braille Week, we're sharing more about braille and other accessible formats. Listen to Juliana Capes talk about her work as a visual artist and audio describer.

Benefits of braille

The ability to read and write braille is still a key to independence for many blind and partially sighted people all over the world.

Braille facts

Braille is a tactile reading and writing system. It opens up the written word to blind and visually impaired people.

Coping with a glaucoma diagnosis

Sight Scotland Veterans rehabilitation officer, Katrina, offers expert advice on coping with a glaucoma diagnosis.

Dementia and Sight Loss Guide

Download Sight Scotland's guide on activities and care for people living with dementia and sight loss.

Explained: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Answering commonly asked questions about age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Explained: Cataracts

Answering commonly asked questions about cataracts.

Popular on Sight Scotland

Our new names

We are proud to announce the new names of our two sister charities and share why we changed our names. We’ve continually adapted to ensure we're there for people with sight loss, and will be there in the future too.

Popular on Sight Scotland

About us

For more than 225 years, we have been supporting people with sight loss and blindness. We are one of Scotland's oldest charities and we're dedicated to empowering people with visual impairments to lead fulfilling lives.

Canaan Barrie on body sign system

The Canaan Barrie on body sign system is used to communicate with children who have multiple disabilities, as well as visual impairment.  The sign system was developed at the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh.

On body signing helps develop a young person’s natural gesture and, in turn, helps them communicate better with their world around them.

 

Check out videos demonstrating the signs below

How to sign 'Lights Room' with the Canaan Barrie on body sign system

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