SITE News

Artlink information February to March 2018

Please see below for 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: Jacqueline Donachie: Right Here Among Them, Descriptive tour, Fruitmarket […]

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Eye Patients To Be Treated Earlier

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has cleared the way for eye patients to be treated on the NHS before they have to stop driving.The recommendation, which has been included in the new Clinical Guideline on the diagnosis and management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Currently, AMD patients with vision better than […]

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How Contact Lens Computers Could Help Those Who Are Partially Sighted See The Future

It‚Äôs predicted that, by 2021, contact lens computers will be a reality. A recent patent and detailed tech-spec for such a device by Sony (see video below)¬†shows how every element of a computer ¬†‚Äď from a screen to a battery and even a camera ‚Äď can be condensed down to fit in a contact lens. […]

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Amazon Echo Spot Release Date

At a special event¬†in September Amazon announced a batch of new Echo products including the Echo Spot, but that device was available only in the US. The Echo Spot is now finally making its way to the UK. The Echo Spot is a cross between the Echo Show and Echo Dot, and can do everything […]

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SITE Apps Club February

The next meeting of the SITE Apps Club will take place on Wednesday 28 February, This will be in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow (Fairfield Room) from 10:30 until 12 noon. Enter from Granville Street where you will be met upon arrival. At the SITE Apps Club we strive to make it easier for you to […]

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Improving Assisted Travel Consultation

Improving Assisted Travel ConsultationOffice of the Rail Regulator is consulting stakeholders on Improving Assisted Travel. This research has provided a robust evidence base on which to identify where arrangements for Assisted Travel can be strengthened. We are consulting on potential improvements. Their consultation is open until 31 January 2018. Improving Assisted Travel Consultation.

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Government Probes Role Of Assistive Technology In Cutting Barriers To Work

The Work and Pensions Select Committee, which oversees the work of the Department for Work and Pensions, has launched an inquiry into assistive technology.The investigation will focus on the role that assistive tech can play in removing barriers to work and helping disabled people stay in work. The inquiry follows an earlier one that focused […]

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Sight-loss charity RNIB made a loss of more than £12 million

Sight-loss charity RNIB made a loss of more than ¬£12 million last year, new figures show.The charity‚Äôs latest accounts, published by Companies House, show that in the year to 31 March 2017, its total income was ¬£119.2m, with an expenditure of ¬£132.8m.It made ¬£1m gains on investments, leaving a negative deficit of ¬£12.6m.The charity said […]

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