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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

Explained: Diabetic Retinopathy

Answering commonly asked questions about Diabetic Retinopathy.

Hints and tips for caring for older people with sight loss

The guide available to download below outlines information on common eye conditions and ideas to help you support an older person with sight loss, both in a care setting and at home.

How can mindfulness help people with visual impairment?

How mindfulness benefits blind and partially sighted veterans at Sight Scotland Veterans' Hawkhead Centre.

How Rebound Therapy supports young people with complex needs

How Rebound Therapy using trampolines helps support young people with complex needs. Sight Scotland.

How Royal Blind School pupils use BrailleNote devices for word processing and emails

How Royal Blind School pupils use BrailleNote devices for word processing and emails.

How to be a sighted guide for a young person with visual impairment

This video is an introduction to guiding a young person with a visual impairment.

How to create sensory story resources for pupils with visual impairment

Multi-sensory stories are a great way for people with multiple disabilities and visual impairment to learn and to interact with stories.

How to create tactile graphics

This video shows how to create tactile graphics using a printer and a heat fusing machine. This video is for educators and Qualified Teachers of the Visually Impaired.

How to iron safely

Clothing care is an important life skill that may be overlooked when people with visual impairment are growing up. In this video, a pupil with visual impairment demonstrates how to use an iron safely.

How to make a cheese sandwich

In this video, we demonstrate how to teach a young person with visual impairment to make a toasted cheese sandwich safely.

How to make velcro boards for braille learners

In this video, Science Teacher Anna Christal discusses how to use velcro boards to support children's learning.

How to organise the kitchen to make cooking easier for people with visual impairment

This video demonstrates how to organise the kitchen area to enable a person with a visual impairment to easily locate items and cook a meal.

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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