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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

Using tactile resources to support visually impaired children's reading skills

Sally Paterson, a Qualified Teacher of Visual Impairment, explains why books with tactile illustrations are so important for children with visual impairment.

What is braille?

Braille is a tactile system that allows blind and partially sighted people to access literacy by reading and writing.

Who was Louis Braille?

Learn about Louis Braille - the creator of the braille code.

Winter safety tips for people with a visual impairment

Sight Scotland Veterans rehabilitation officer, Katrina, gives her tips for staying safe and maintaining independence while out and about when the winter weather sets in.

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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.

Canaan Barrie on body sign system

The Canaan Barrie on body sign system is used to communicate with children who have multiple disabilities, as well as visual impairment.  The sign system was developed at the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh.

On body signing helps develop a young person’s natural gesture and, in turn, helps them communicate better with their world around them.

 

Check out videos demonstrating the signs below

How to sign 'Lights Room' with the Canaan Barrie on body sign system

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