‘Blind Notes’, a seven-part conversation series of radio programmes featuring one-to-one interviews with musicians from around the world, all of whom are completely blind, begins tomorrow [Wednesday, July 21st]. The extraordinary line-up includes Irish ‘Voice’ winner Andrea Begley, Grammy award-winning American jazz pianist and singer Diane Schuur, legendary record producer Robin Millar, and Scotland’s first … Continued

Seven-part radio series from Glasgow will profile international musicians who are blind

RNIB Scotland, Guide Dogs Scotland, Sight Scotland, Visibility, Visionary and leading Scottish sight loss charities are hosting a virtual sight loss sector conference on Wednesday 17 March to Thursday 18 March titled “Working collaboratively towards a Scottish Vision Strategy Conference”. This two-day event is jointly funded by RNIB Scotland, Sight Scotland and Thomas Pocklington Trust … Continued

Save the date – Working collaboratively towards a Scottish Vision Strategy Conference – 17 to 18 March 2021

They have come together to explore how they can enjoy the same video-games as their sighted peers, and press developers to make gaming software more accessible. Set up by national sight loss charity Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), members of the group are taking part on a weekly online call, sharing their own … Continued

It’s game on for blind and partially sighted players in Northern Ireland and Scotland with the launch of a new gaming group

Blind and partially sighted people in Scotland can be guided by someone living outwith their household if necessary, the Minister for Older People and Equalities Christina McKelvie MSP has confirmed. The ruling has been welcomed by RNIB Scotland. It points to a survey last month in which 25 per cent of respondents said they did … Continued

People with sight loss can be guided, but limit time spent at less than two metres

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