SITE News

Queen Street Station Update

The redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street started on 7 August and is expected to last until Autumn 2020. We have new information from Inclusion Scotland’s chair Terry Robinson, who sits on the Stakeholder’s Forum for the redevelopment: • The platform 1 extension is due for commissioning on 6 – 7 May. • The installation of […]

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SITE Apps and Tech Club

The meetings of the SITE Apps And Tech Club are held on the last Wednesday of each month and offer participants the opportunity to share information on apps and technology that help improve the lives of people with sight loss. Meetings are held at The Mitchell Library, Fairfield Room, Granville Street. Glasgow G3 7DR from […]

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GDA – Future Visions: Dare to Dream! free event)

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 from 09:30 to 14:30 (BST) DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central36 Cambridge Street, Glasgow G2 3HN This free half day Conference will launch GDA’s “Future Visions, Dare to Dream” Report including Findings and Recommendations; the premiere of the Future Visions Film and a performance of GDA’s Purple Poncho Players.   The […]

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Blind car passengers Feel The View with amazing new technology from Ford

Blind car passengers Feel The View with amazing new technology from FordIT IS all too easy for drivers and their passengers to take the views out of a car’s windows for granted. But for the visually impaired, the passing scenery has remained a mystery. Now Ford believes it can help change that, with a prototype […]

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Glasgow W@M group

The Glasgow W@M group is a relaxed support group for people of working age who have a vision impairment. Although the group is supported by the Macular Society, it is open to individuals with any form of sight loss and their friends and family. The purpose of the group is to offer mutual support, information […]

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Tactile Mapping System Project

At a recent meeting of the SITE Apps and Tech Club Robbie Beautyman, a final year student at Stirling University, provided a demonstration of an innovative tactile mapping system. An audio of the demonstration will be available soon but in the meantime here is what Robbie has provided us with on his prototype. Advances in GPS […]

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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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