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The Leveller!

As we all woke up this morning to the ‘Beast from the East’ it makes us with sight loss think about venturing out. In fact there was little to consider given the arctic weather conditions made the decision for us. While some people did venture outside to get to work those with sight loss had […]

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National Eyecare Workstream – Invite to Register

Registration is open for the National Eyecare Workstream event being held in Stirling in April.  The aim of this conference is to bring together colleagues from all areas of NHS Scotland – including those who work within clinical, managerial, technical and information environments – to up-date and share innovative practices and optimise opportunities going forward. […]

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RWPN Rehabilitation Worker Scottish Conference

    The first conference for Vision Rehabilitation Workers and Habilitation Workers in Scotland for over a decade takes place in March hosted by the Rehabilitation Workers Professional Network. The day will bring together professionals from across Scotland to share knowledge and skills as part of their professional development.  It is also a rare chance […]

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Enabling Technologies and HumanWare unite

Enabling Technologies and HumanWare announce today a new strategic partnership that will increase Enabling Technologies’ embosser distribution and expand HumanWare’s product portfolio offer into print braille.Joao Beirante, Enabling Technologies president, stated: “During Enabling Technologies 43 year history, our mission has always been clear: Deliver the best braille and the best support to the braille community. […]

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What would a truly disabled-accessible city look like?

Source: The Guardian   Most cities are utterly unfriendly to people with disabilities – but with almost one billion estimated to be urban-dwellers by 2050, a few cities are undergoing a remarkable shift. To David Meere, a visually impaired man from Melbourne , among the various obstacles to life in cities is another that is less […]

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Register Of Scotland Seeking Testers

Register of Scotland are a government organisation in Edinburgh who regularly test products and services with disabled users. They are looking to expand their user base. • Test sessions usually take an hour, although on occasion they can take longer. We’d always agree that beforehand with the participant. • We pay an incentive in the […]

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Blind man with fear of dogs given the UK’s first guide horse

A visually impaired man who is scared of dogs has been given the UK’s first guide horse. BBC journalist Mohammed Salim Patel from Blackburn, Lancashire, is due to receive an eight month old American Miniature horse called Digby to help him with daily tasks. The two foot tall horse will help the 23-year-old with household […]

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Charities unite to tackle leading cause of blindness

Four leading sight loss charities have announced a unique partnership to find a treatment for one of the world’s leading causes of blindness.  Blind Veterans UK, Fight for Sight, the Macular Society and Scottish War Blinded are jointly launching a collaboration to transform the funding of research to address age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The collaboration, […]

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