Royal Blind empowers blind people to fulfill their potential and achieve a brighter future.
We exist to provide services to blind and partially sighted children and adults which enable them to live without disadvantage.
Kidscene is an after school and holiday club that caters for children with and without disabilities between the ages of 5-16. We are based in the Morningside area of Edinburgh and have access to excellent facilities including a swimming pool, sensory garden and multi-use games area.
The Royal Blind School is the only national special school for visual impairment in Scotland and aims to be a leader in educational and habilitation practice for visually impaired children and young people. In addition to educating the pupils at our school, we provide support to visually impaired pupils in mainstream schools across Scotland through pupil assessment, advice and training for the education sector.
Forward Vision is a transitional service that supports young adults between the ages of 18-25 who have a visual impairment as well as other disabilities. We offer 24 hour residential care to help young adults develop independent living skills when they leave school.
Braeside House is Scotland’s only specialist care home for visually impaired older people. We provide quality individual care in a homely supportive environment.
The Scottish Braille Press transcribes text for a range of business clients into large print, audio and Braille formats to enable written materials to be accessible to blind and partially sighted people, enabling their education, knowledge, empowerment and inclusion. We produce our own range of Braille magazines and provide employment for people with disabilities.
Our sister charity Scottish War Blinded provides support to veterans of the armed forces who have a significant visual impairment. Our members included those who were injured in a war as well as those who have lost their sight subsequently.