SITE News

The Boys From Turnbull High!

  SITE recently received a great funding boost from the efforts of students at Turnbull High in Bishopbriggs. The 5th Year students, Adam Bell and Chris McHugh, selected our charity under the Youth Philanthropic Initiative (YPI). The YPI  is an inclusive multi-award winning secondary school programme that engages the social sector by engaging youth in […]

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ZoomText Urgent Notice

Do You use ZoomText/Window-Eyes or do you know someone who does! This is an important announcement for any user of ZoomText v10 or Window-Eyes 9.5 and above. You MUST update your Software before 26th January or it might STOP WORKING! ZoomText Digital Certificate IssueThe digital certificate used to certify newer ZoomText and Window-Eyes software products […]

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Inappropriate Things To Do When You Have Sight Loss!

Those of us who have sight loss can sometimes see the humorous and embarrassing  side of life even if it gets us in to trouble.  Trawling the web recently we have come up with some funny situations that have arisen due to the fact we can’t see too well.  For example, 1. when using public […]

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Blind Person’s Allowance

        Are you aware that you can claim Blind Person’s Allowance if you are registered severely sight impaired (blind) or, if you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland, are unable to perform any work for which eyesight is essential. This is added to your tax-free Personal Allowance and increases the amount of […]

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Transport Scotland – National Transport Strategy Consultation

Transport Scotland are seeking comments and contributions  on their National Transport Strategy.   Transport Scotland are reviewing the National Transport Strategy which has been in place since 2006 and reconsidered in 2016. The result of the reconsideration was that there should be a full review of the National Transport Strategy. The review of the National […]

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How to use your camera as a magnifying glass on iPhone and iPad

New in iOS 10, the Magnifier essentially turns the iPhone or iPad into a magnifying glass, using the built-in camera. If you have trouble reading the newspaper or need to see the fine print on a label, just fire up the Magnifier and it’ll magnify things up to 500%.   How to enable the Magnifier […]

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Quick Tech Tip

    Quick Tip: Set Speaker To Automatically Activate On iPhone Calls Many situations arise when you can’t hold your iPhone up to your ear to receive a call. To set up your iPhone to automatically go to speaker mode do the following: 1. Tap Settings/General/Accessibility and then choose ‘Call Audio Routing’. 2. You will […]

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Calibre Audio Library Coming To Glasgow

Calibre are holding a Low Vision Drop-In Day in Glasgow on Tuesday 14 February from 10Am to 2.30PM in the Community Central Hall, 292-316 Maryhill Road, Glasgow G20 7YE.

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Arclight: a pocket ophthalmoscope for the 21st century

Dr Andrew Blake and Colleagues have had a review article published on the Arclight Ophthalmoscope in the Christmas edition of the BMJ. This device represents over 10 years of team work between a wide range of people and organisations including the Fred Hollows Foundation, Arclight Medical, Leicester University, UCL, NHS Fife Vision 2020 link with […]

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