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Text icon the Braille Touch

February 21st, 2017 / 0 comments

10 years ago asking someone what tablet they used, would probably have resulted in an answer of paracetamol or Aspirin. But now we are looking at Apple IPads, Windows Surface and Google tablets. Each with a staggering array of tools that can help you to; talk to friends or family, all over the world, do […]

Sound and podcast icon The Boys from Turnbull High!

January 30th, 2017 / 0 comments

Students from Turnbull High, Bishopbriggs raised, as part of the Youth Philanthropic Initiative, funds to support our services for blind and partially sighted people. Listen to the audio to find out more.

Text icon Ice by Charlotte Bennie

December 8th, 2016 / 0 comments

The Ice is Coming Down  Every winter, one of my Senior Aunts would announce, “Aye, it’s jist weans and daft folk who like the snaw.” As one of the afore mentioned weans, I took this as further proof grown ups were a strange breed indeed. To me, snow meant scrambling over the kirkyard wall and […]

Text icon Reading by Charlotte Bennie

November 2nd, 2016 / 0 comments

Don’t know what you have till it’s gone! With Christmas looming, I’ve plenty to do. Presents to track down; the annual Address to the Commonwealth, well, that sounds much grander than the Christmas Letter, to compose and recipes to scrutinise. All of which tasks make me grateful I’ve mastered enough Braille to select delicacies from […]

Text icon Canine Bookshelf by Charlotte Bennie

November 2nd, 2016 / Comments Off on Canine Bookshelf by Charlotte Bennie

research has now proved that the most intelligent breeds of dogs are at least as bright as a three year old human. Not only that, this research has identified and categorised breeds into order of intelligence. I’ve no wish to incur the wrath of the owners of specific breeds so I’m not giving the complete […]

Image and media icon Stronger Together- Elspeth, Uska and Tyson!

November 2nd, 2016 / 0 comments

Elspeth Brown with her newly retired guide dog Uska – plus her new guide dog tyson  supporting two relatives who were running a hill race.

Image and media icon Stronger Together With Talking Tandems

November 2nd, 2016 / 0 comments

Jim Tolson helps run a small charity in Fife which provides both sighted pilots and free tandem loan for members with sight loss.   This year, one of their ad-hoc trips was to lead off the procession of thousands of cyclists through Edinburgh, down The Royal Mile and meeting outside The Scottish Parliament as part of […]

Image and media icon Stronger Together On A Tricycle!

November 2nd, 2016 / 0 comments

  Submitted by Derek Young the Photo shows Derek McCallum and Colin Young (on the front of the tricycle) at Inverness CT football ground as Derek (totally blind) continued his eventual successful cycle ride around the Scottish Premier league grounds in September.  The duo raised much needed money for the Children’s Hospital  Charity in Queen Margaret Hospital, […]

Text icon That’s Why They Call Them The Blues by Charlotte Bennie

October 18th, 2016 / 1 comment

That’s Why They Call Them The Blues I remember when I first realised a Blue Badge would be useful. We had returned from a fraught day in Glasgow; where I’d come into intimate and painful contact with a variety of street furniture. Not because I’d partaken of more gin than was good for me but […]

Sound and podcast icon Stine Nilsen, Artistic Co-Director, Candoco Dance Company

October 9th, 2016 / 0 comments

Audio description and Contemporary Dance… check out this interview with Stine Nilsen.