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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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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday 17 May marks the seventh annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion for people with different health conditions and impairments. We continue to do our part in supporting those with sight loss by attending and talking about accessibility […]

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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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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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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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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 ‚ÄďModern […]

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Apple Proposes New Accessibility Emojis

Unicode posted a proposal from Apple¬†¬†recommending the addition of 13 disability-themed emoji to Unicode‚Äôs global character standard. New emoji proposed include a guide dog, woman with white cane, man with white cane and ear with hearing aid. The proposed emojis broadly cover four main categories – Blind and Low Vision, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, […]

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Apple Releases iOS 11.3; Bringing New Features

Apple has released iOS 11.3 to the public. In addition to some new features and enhancements, this release also brings a number of improvements for blind and low vision users. In keeping with the spring updates the last couple years, Apple gave us a preview¬†in January of some of the new features that would be […]

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Sight-loss charity RNIB made a loss of more than £12 million

Sight-loss charity RNIB made a loss of more than ¬£12 million last year, new figures show.The charity‚Äôs latest accounts, published by Companies House, show that in the year to 31 March 2017, its total income was ¬£119.2m, with an expenditure of ¬£132.8m.It made ¬£1m gains on investments, leaving a negative deficit of ¬£12.6m.The charity said […]

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