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Glasgow Goalball

What is Goalball? Goalball is a team sport designed specifically for blind players which can be played by fully sighted or visually impaired players as everyone wears eyeshades which allows us all to compete on an equal footing. Participants compete in teams of three, and try to throw a ball that has bells embedded in […]

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Seeing AI App

A free app, from Microsoft, that narrates the world around you. Designed for the low vision community, this research project harnesses the power of AI to describe people, text and objectsOptimised for use with VoiceOver, the app enables you to recognise: ‚ÄĘ Short Text – Speaks text as soon as it appears in front of […]

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Global Blindness Set To Rise

Global blindness set to triple by 2050The number of blind people across the world is set to triple within the next four decades, researchers suggest.Writing in Lancet Global Health , they predict cases will rise from 36 million to 115 million by 2050, if treatment is not improved by better funding. A growing ageing population […]

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Councils Urged To Implement Shared Space Recommendations

Sandy Taylor, Chairman. EDVIP has informed us of the outcome of the Shared Space Seminar held earlier this year and the efforts he has made to promote this issue at both a local and national level. On December 3rd 2015, I presented my Petition PE1595 to the Scottish Parliament, this fell appropriately on the International […]

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Disability Information Scotland Are Recruiting!

Disability Information Scotland are recruiting for a part time (16 hours)¬†Information Coordinator. ¬† ¬† Role: ¬†Information Coordinator ¬† Salary: ¬† ¬£23,863 pro rata,¬†16 hours per week, ¬£10,908.80 (The post is funded to 31 March 2018) Benefits: ¬†Workplace Pension with the People‚Äôs Pension. (3% employer contribution. Employees are also expected to contribute) Status: ¬†Part time Closing […]

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Artlink information August – September 2017

¬† Artlink has released details of gallery and library events designed for individuals with sight loss. Please make bookings directly with the venue. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kirsty at Artlink 0131 229 3555 option 1 ¬†kirstypaterson@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk ¬† In this issue: Edinburgh Art Festival – Descriptive Tour at […]

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