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Stories

Why we need more support for blind and partially sighted people during the coronavirus crisis

Vicky and her husband Robbie believe they are among many blind and partially sighted people who feel abandoned in the midst of the measures being taken to deal with the impact of Coronavirus.

Devices 'open the world up' for pupils learning during lockdown

Children with visual impairments are ‘accessing the world’ with special braille devices as the coronavirus lockdown continues.

How Royal Blind is continuing essential care services during COVID-19

Hawys Kilday spoke to RNIB Connect Radio about how our care home services are continuing to support people with visual impairment as the Coronavirus pandemic continues.

Urgent appeal for care homes during Coronavirus COVID-19

Please support our urgent care homes appeal during Coronavirus COVID-19, if you can.

‘Tea at a distance’ for care home residents

Care staff are being creative during the coronavirus crisis. Socially distanced tea parties are being introduced at a Royal Blind care home, helping residents socialise during the coronavirus pandemic.

Charity calls for action to support record number of pupils with visual impairment

New figures published by the Scottish Government show the numbers of pupils with vision impairment in Scotland’s schools has more than doubled over the last ten years, leading to a call from Scotland’s largest visual impairment charity fo

Royal Blind exploring new enterprise options

Scotland's visual impairment charity is looking for new ways to generate sustainable income.Royal Blind has brought on business-minded Andrew Stephenson to investigate new enterprise opportunities for the visual impairment charity. Andrew, w

Care home residents sing war-time classic for families

Spirits are high at Royal Blind’s care homes, despite the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak.

Charity concern over rising attainment gap for blind and partially sighted pupils

Today Royal Blind has raised concerns over new figures which show a widening gap for pupils with visual impairment progressing to positive destinations compared to pupils without additional support needs.  The Scottish Government’s new fig

Full contact rugby for Scottish fans using the VISER Tactile Board System

Forget Fitbit – two fans at Saturday’s Scotland vs England rugby match had their fingers on the pulse of the game using the Tactile Board System.

Charities call for urgent action in budget for disabled pupils

A call for urgent action in the Scottish Government’s budget to provide better support for disabled pupils has been made by charities working with pupils with additional support needs.

An interview with Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director at the Scottish Government

Professor Jason Leitch answers questions from the visual impairment community about COVID-19 and the Coronvirus lockdown restrictions.

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