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Benefits Update

The government says it’s going to put an end to “unnecessary” PIP reviews later this summer. Some claimants with severe conditions will benefit.However, one third of a million DLA claimants have so far been refused an award of PIP, according to the latest statistics. There’s also been a fall in the proportion of new claimants […]

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Routine Eye Check Saves Coatbridge Postman’s Life

The public is being reminded about the importance of routine eye checks after a Coatbridge  postman had his life saved thanks to one. Edward Donnachie noticed a change in his vision which he thought might have been linked to tiredness or stress. As he started struggling to make out the finer details of people’s faces, he […]

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SITE Apps and Tech Club June

The June meeting of the Apps and Tech Club takes place on Wednesday 27 June in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow commencing 10:30. The developer who designed the envision Ai app will provide a tech talk to the apps club this month via FaceTime. Envision enables people with visual impairment to live more independently. With Envision, visually […]

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Announcing VFO (Freedom Scientific) in Glasgow

In association with RUVI at the Mitchell Library, Sight and Sound Technology are delighted once again to be hosting Freedom Scientific, part of the VFO Group, at an event in Glasgow on Thursday 12th July. Join Eric Damery, Vice President of Software Product Management from VFO Group on an informative tour of what’s new in […]

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Hundreds going blind each year amid NHS delays, research shows

Research found that patients were going blind or being left partially sighted because treatment was not started in time. Hundreds of people are going blind every year because of long waits for NHS treatment, medics have warned.     Ophthalmologists warned of a growing crisis in services affecting patients with common eye conditions such as […]

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Diabetes Week 2018

  It’s Diabetes Week. Let’s talk about diabetes. Talking about diabetes can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Get involved this Diabetes Week by telling us your top tip for talking about diabetes or by sharing your story of a memorable conversation. Diabetes UK  want you to write your top tip, or drag […]

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New Research into Echolocation

In a recent episode of “in Touch’ Peter White spoke with neuroscientist and associate professor Lore Thaler, who’s been carrying out research which tries to pin down exactly what’s happening when we echolocate.  She explained that the way people clicked makes all the difference. This has made us think if anyone is using Echo Location […]

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WWDC 2018

below is a summary of the main points from the recent Developers Conference held by Apple.   iOS 12   iMessages: Camera Effects and Animoji Updates Apple is introducing camera effects for iMessages. For some time now, you have been able to tap the camera button to send a picture or video clip to the […]

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Artlink Events June-July

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: Trading Zone, descriptive tour and workshop, Talbot Rice Gallery, […]

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Google to launch new Android app

Google has announced it is developing an app it hopes will help blind and visually impaired people become more independent. The web giant said it is working on an Android app called Lookout, which gives users auditory cues as they encounter objects, text and people around them. It is designed to be used on a […]

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