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15% off video magnifiers for Christmas

Sight and Sound Technology are offering 15% off their full range of desktop and portable video magnifiers, including the popular Ruby range, from now until 31st January 2018. All people have to do is quote the code XMAS15 when placing their order online or over the phone. Full details at: www.sightandsound.co.uk/ofers

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Artlink information December ’17 – January ’18

Please see below for gallery and events designed for individuals with sightloss. Please make bookings directly with the venue. If you have anyquestions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kirsty at Artlink0131 229 3555 option 1  kirstypaterson@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk   Scottish National Gallery Highlights- Descriptive Tour and workshop, January17, 2018, 10:15 am – 3:30 pmRequest for […]

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Does The DWP Owe You Cash?

“The latest Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show that almost one in five claimants who are forced to move from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) get no award whatsoever. Up to July 2017, 649,480 DLA claimants were reassessed for PIP by IAS, formerly known as Atos. Of these, 125,680 […]

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Virgin Atlantic Entertainment For Visually Impaired

Virgin Atlantic  has become the first airline to offer entertainment catered to visually impaired passengers. In 1991 , the airline became the first to reveal individual screens on the back of each customer’s seat and it continues to offer a wide range of films, TV programmes and games as part of its inflight entertainment. Despite the success […]

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Taxi Accessibility Survey

Important survey from Scottish Accessible Transport Alliance gathering people’s views on how well taxis are meeting the needs of older people, disabled people, those with health conditions or support needs, and others who potentially may experience access difficulties. Please complete by midnight, Friday 8 December 2017. Complete the survey by clicking the link at the top of this news […]

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A Week With Microsoft’s Seeing AI App

Microsoft’s Seeing AI app , which helps blind and partially sighted people by narrating the world around them, was released in the UK last week.The free program uses artificial intelligence to recognise objects, people and text via a phone or tablet’s camera and describes them to the user.After a week using the app we thought […]

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Disabled People Fear Telling An Employer About TheirImpairment

Disabled people fear telling an employer about their impairmentAlmost half of the disabled people who took part in the study said they felt uncomfortable being honest about their condition to employers in fear of being treated differently.The survey for disability charity Scope also found more than one in four disabled people believe they have missed […]

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