We're working to make Scotland a fairer society for people with sight loss by campaigning to deliver positive change.

We know that for many, sight loss and visual impairment can be a lonely experience. 

We're working to transform this experience for people in Scotland by campaigning to make changes that matter. These changes are possible as we unite with partners and our community. Together, we can see our community thrive. 

We speak out on the issues that matter to our community and strive each day to make an impact so that the voices of those we support are heard. 

We do this by campaigning nationally and at local level, working with the Scottish Parliament and partners on the issues that matter most. We engage in research to listen to the lived experiences of people with sight loss. This work is key to empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. 

There are more than 175,000 people living in Scotland today with significant sight loss.  The number of people living with sight loss is set to increase by 30,000 over the next 10 years.

So it’s vital that we work to deliver real positive change to the lives of people living with sight loss and blindness. To do this, we need to make sure that laws and policies include – and are shaped by – people impacted by sight conditions.

Our dedicated policy team develop evidence-based research and publications to influence government and key decision-makers.

We regularly produce a range of publications and briefings grounded in research on the key issues affecting people who live with a visual impairment.

Humans of Scotland book

We are pleased to have worked with Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland to make braille copies of their Humans of Scotland book available. The book shares stories from people in Scotland during Covid-19. If you would like to order a braille copy of Humans of Scotland, please email policy@sightscotland.org.uk

You may also be interested in

News and stories

Find our latest news stories and blogs covering the issues around sight loss.