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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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Increasing the Employment of Disabled People in the Public Sector

In December 2016 the Scottish Government published A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People ‚Äď Our Action Plan.¬†It sets out over 90 commitments to improve the lives of disabled people, and people with long term health conditions. Over 20 of these commitments relate to work and employment. The consultation¬†focuses specifically on what more can be done […]

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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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First Ever Audio Description Of Opera

You might be interested to know about the first ever audio described opera performance which takes place this Friday evening, 25 May at 7.15pm at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The American opera,¬†Street Scene¬†by Kurt Weill, is a story of everyday life in a big city – a story of love, passion, greed and death. […]

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PIP ASSESSORS BONUS ‚ÄėINCENTIVE TO RIDE ROUGHSHOD OVER CLAIMANTS

Frank Field, chair of the commons Work and Pensions committee has accused Atos of paying PIP assessors a bonus which amounts to The bonus scheme was designed to rush through thousands of extra assessments each month from at least March to June of last year. On top of a ¬£75 fee per case bonus, assessors […]

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Banks Fail Blind People

Banks are failing their customers who are blind or visually impaired by making it hard for them to access full services online. More than twenty years ago the advent of computers… Read more.

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Street advertising boards to be banned in Edinburgh

All on-street advertising boards will be banned from Edinburgh by the Autumn after councillors agreed to remove the “obstacles”. Members of the city council’s transport and environment committee unanimously agreed to a city-wide ban on the street clutter as an “equalities issue‚ÄĚ.¬†The committee heard from its equalities champion, Derek Howie, who spoke about his experience […]

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Visual Description Performance invitation and information

Ultimate Dancer‚Äôs premier performance of ‘For Now We See Through A Mirror, Darkly’ at the CCA, Glasgow. This performance may be of interest because it includes a Visual Description.‘For now we see through a mirror, darkly’ will be performed at The¬†Centre for Contemporary Arts,¬†350 Sauchiehall Street,¬†Glasgow G2 3JD ¬†on Tuesday 22 &¬†Wednesday¬†23 May at 7pmFurther […]

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