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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

Mindfulness for pupils with visual impairment and complex needs

Mindfulness sessions are used at the Royal Blind School to teach pupils to recognise their emotions and to learn strategies to deal with stressful experiences.

Mobility cane or guide dog?

For blind or partially sighted people, the choice between using a cane or a guide dog is often a personal one.

Sensory activities and creative arts for pupils with visual impairment and complex needs

Sensory sessions with creative arts are more than a PE class, or a drama or music class. By combining the different disciplines, the creative arts lesson enhances the learning experience for the young people involved.

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Our new names

We are proud to announce the new names of our two sister charities and share why we changed our names. We’ve continually adapted to ensure we're there for people with sight loss, and will be there in the future too.

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About us

For more than 225 years, we have been supporting people with sight loss and blindness. We are one of Scotland's oldest charities and we're dedicated to empowering people with visual impairments to lead fulfilling lives.

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