SITE News

New rules for VAT on digital devices published

Government prompted to publish VAT guidelines Updated guidelines on which products can be sold to disabled people at a zero rate of VAT have now been published online along with a manual for internal use. Changes to the rules were agreed with BATA in July 2017 after a VAT tribunal ruling involving assistive technology supplier  […]

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Personal Independence Payment Videos

The Department for Work and Pensions has developed a series of short videos about PIP. The videos provide a clear and simple overview of the PIP claim process, so that people understand what to expect at each key stage and what they need to do when making a claim. There are five videos covering the […]

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SITE Apps Club – New Meeting Time!

Please note the next meeting of the SITE Apps Club will take place on Wednesday 25th April in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow. Commencing 10:00 until 12noon (Enter from Granville Street where you will be met upon arrival). There will be a demonstration of the new Orcam.OrCam 2.0 is a redefined smart camera, it’s sleek, lightweight, more […]

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Budgeting for Equality : Have your say

What would you change if you were in charge? Communities are having more say in how some public money is spent, through ‘participatory budgeting’. Disabled people are a strong community in Glasgow with our own organisations and lots of ideas!   Come to our event and tell us what you would change to make Glasgow […]

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Glasgow Disability Alliance – “Future Visions: Dare to Dream!”

When:  Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 10am – 2.30pm (includes lunch)    (registration from 9.30am) Where: Doubletree by Hilton, Cambridge Street, Glasgow What: This half day Conference will launch GDA’s “Future Visions, Dare to Dream” Report including Findings and Recommendations; a premier of the Future Visions Film and a performance of GDA’s Purple Poncho Players. This event […]

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Visually Impaired Tour

 Glasgow International 2018   Thursday 3 May 2018 1.30pm – 5pm     Event Description:   Join us on Thursday 3 May for a descriptive tour of the Director’s Programme for our blind and visually impaired visitors as part of Glasgow International 2018.   Now in it’s eighth edition, the festival showcases Glasgow as a […]

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Artlink Information April – May 2018

    Please see below for gallery and library events designed for individuals with sight loss. Please make bookings directly with the venue. If you haveany questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kirsty at Artlink0131 229 3555 option 1  kirstypaterson@artlinkedinburgh.co.ukIn this issue:NOW, Descriptive Tour & Workshop, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art –Modern […]

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New Smart Glasses

At the world’s largest assistive technology fair, CSUN in San Diego,recentlythere were many high tech items on display.Among such technologies were some Smart glasses which help the visually impaired to see.   • NuEyes Pro from NuEyesNuEyes bill their smart glasses as an electronic visual prosthesis for people with low or no vision. The lightweight glasses […]

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