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Stories

Charity calls for urgent action to support increasing number of pupils with vision impairment

New figures published today 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 vision impairment char

Minister meets disabled workers celebrating Scottish Braille Press success

On Tuesday 26 February, employees at the Scottish Braille Press met with Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills to discuss how disabled workers are benefiting from the expansion of the successful social enterprise.

MSPs visit Scotland’s “excellent” Royal Blind School

MSPs discussed specialist school education for blind and partially sighted pupils on a visit to the Royal Blind School

Food safety award for Jenny’s Well

A care home for blind and partially sighted older people has been presented with a prestigious food safety award.

Royal Blind School rated ‘excellent’ in Education Scotland inspection

A school for children and young people with vision impairment has been praised for its ‘outstanding positive learning environment’ following an inspection by Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate.

Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded celebrate Living Wage commitment

Scotland’s largest vision impairment organisation has been recognised for paying its staff the real living wage.Royal Blind and its sister charity Scottish War Blinded, which have their head office in Edinburgh, have been awarded Living Wage ac

Royal Blind celebrates 225 anniversary at Scottish Parliament

One of Scotland’s oldest charities has marked 225 years supporting blind and partially sighted people.Royal Blind held a reception for its supporters, staff and service users at the Scottish Parliament yesterday.

Charity calls for level playing field in learning for blind and partially sighted pupils

Today (Tuesday 23 October), Scotland’s largest sight loss charity is launching a new campaign calling for better chances in education for pupils with vision impairment.

A day in care home life at Jenny's Well

What does the day in the life of a Royal Blind specialist care home for older people like?

Mark O'Donnell: Royal Blind aim to end loneliness

Tackling the scourge of loneliness in society requires political will and leadership, and Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded have commended the Scottish Government for the beginnings of this through developing a ground-breaking national strategy to

Will's story

Will, who has Downs Syndrome and visual impairment, has been attending Kidscene since the summer of 2016. Will has made several friends at Kidscene and is no longer so shy.

Kirin's Story

Kirin Saeed is a Braille Proof Reader at the Scottish Braille Press which is run by Sight Scotland.

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