At Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans, we get that sight loss can be scary. If 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 about sight loss, including advice to help with the different ways sight loss can impact on your life. 

Adapting to and learning to live with sight loss can be bewildering, and it can be challenging to know who to turn to in order to get the answers you need. Our team have got the answers. And if they don't, they know where to find them.

For many, help to understand a diagnosis and what it means for the future is vital. Being told you are losing some or all of your sight can be devastating, and so we're here to offer the practical advice and emotional support needed to rediscover life. 

We will provide support and a listening ear on a wide range of topics which can include, but are not limited to:

  • Registering as blind or partially sighted. Not sure if this would be useful to you? We can guide you on the benefits that registration opens up. 
  • Changes to your home. Making your home a safer and easier place to live when you have sight loss is important; together with you we'll look at the changes that are right for you. 
  • Alternative ways of reading, accessing information and the formats which will work best for you. 
  • Getting around – our mobility training restores independence. 

We're here for veterans; to support you through your experience of sight loss and how it impacts your life. 

Info and Advice

How to sign ‘Nurse’ with Canaan Barrie on body sign system

This video shows the Canaan Barrie sign for "Nurse".

How to use a Perkins Brailler

The Perkins brailler is an essential tool for blind and visually impaired children.

How to use different song signifiers with the Canaan Barrie On Body sign system

This video shows how to use different song signifiers with the Canaan Barrie On Body sign system.

How to use the JAWS Screen Reader to access Youtube

How to use the JAWS Screen Reader with Internet Explorer to access Youtube.

How to use the JAWS Screen Reader to open a file

This video shows how to open a file using the JAWS Screen Reader.

I've been diagnosed with sight loss, what now?

Being diagnosed with sight loss can sometimes be scary. We're here to answer any questions.

Including Volunteers with Vision Impairment

Download Sight Scotland's top tips guide on how to include volunteers with sight loss and ensure they have a positive experience within your organisation.