Royal Blind Blog

Read about the people that we support and the services that we provide on our blog. You can also find out about forthcoming events and ways to support us. 

Royal Blind School visit Carl Strehl-Schule

Staff and pupils in Carl Strehl-Schule, Marburg, Germany

Last week pupils and staff from the Royal Blind School enjoyed a cultural exchange trip to Marburg in Germany. This diary blog highlights their adventure!

Posted: 29/06/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Royal Blind's Fantastic Fundraisers

Photo of Alfie, Louise and Sophie Young at Great Scottish Toddle

No charity could survive without the generosity, hard work and commitment that is offered by volunteers who organise and take part in fundraising activities.

Posted: 23/06/2015 | 0 Comments


Fun in London at the Metro Games

Junjie with his gold medal

Five pupils from the Royal Blind School took part in the London Metro Athletics Open last weekend - an annual sporting extravaganza for blind and partially sighted athletes from across the UK. 

Posted: 22/06/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Dark and Light: a poem by Forward Vision's Brenda Archibald

Brenda Archibald portrait

Forward Vision staff member Brenda Archibald took pen to paper and wrote the poem below after being inspired by the young adults she works with. Brilliant stuff, thanks Brenda!

Posted: 22/06/2015 | 0 Comments | Supported Accommodation


Tips to improve digital accessibility

Tips to improve digital accessibility
It's crucial that businesess make accessibility central to the development of websites, software and apps as well as printed documents.
The short animation below was created by the Fix the Web project.

Posted: 08/06/2015 | 0 Comments


A four legged visitor is welcomed at Braeside

A four legged visitor is welcomed at Braeside

A new four legged friend was warmly welcomed to Braeside House recently.

Posted: 25/05/2015 | 0 Comments | Care for Older People


Scottish Braille Press becomes ISO 27001 accredited

Manager John Donaldson standing outside the Scottish Braille Press.

Scottish Braille Press Manager John Donaldson describes the importance of ISO 27001 accreditation, and its benefits to Scottish Braille Press customers.

The Scottish Braille Press has become ISO27001 accredited.

This is an important milestone for our organisation. 

ISO27001 is an internationally recognised best practice framework for an information security management system.

It helps to identify the risks to our important information and put in place the appropriate controls to help reduce the risk.

Posted: 25/05/2015 | 0 Comments


Royal Blind School donates equipment to Blind School in Malawi

A pupil using a screen reader in the Nkope school for the Blind in Malawi

Teaching equipment which was no longer needed at the Royal Blind School is being put to good use in a Blind School in Malawi.

Posted: 21/05/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Equality Status Report 2015

Image of staff member working at Scottish Braille Press

The Equality Status Report for 2015 has now been published. Here we highlight the main points of the report and what it means for the Royal Blind Group and its employees.

Posted: 12/05/2015 | 0 Comments | Education


Imagine a visit to the Royal Blind School

Swedish Teachers (L-R) Liselott, Louise, Eva, Lena, Birgitta

Having read about Royal Blind through the work of the IMAGINE European project, five teachers from Sweden got in touch through Facebook to ask if they could visit the Royal Blind School. 

Posted: 06/05/2015 | 0 Comments | Education