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. 

Charity eBay Auction for Royal Blind Week

Elton John signed photograph

The Royal Blind charity eBay auction goes live this Friday 20 February at 4.00pm.

Posted: 18/02/2015 | 0 Comments

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Greg Renton Enjoys Respite Care at Forward Vision

Greg Renton, young adult at Forward Vision

21 year old Greg Renton is registered blind, has learning difficulties and uses a wheelchair. He enjoys short breaks at Forward Vision to socialise and participate in activities. It also gives his parents respite.

Posted: 18/02/2015 | 0 Comments | Supported Accommodation

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Are you up for our #Blind4Day challenge?

Are you up for our #Blind4Day challenge?

Royal Blind is encouraging you to take up a challenge and help raise funds for our charity as part of our annual fundraising campaign, Royal Blind Week.

Posted: 12/02/2015 | 0 Comments

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Smoothing the Transition from school

Speakers from the Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living

The Royal Blind School was a centre for informative discussion on the move from school into adult life, as parents, carers, teachers and speakers from many different organisations gathered for the successful 'Post School Transition' event.

Posted: 11/02/2015 | 0 Comments | Education

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Take on a challenge for Royal Blind Week

Take on a challenge for Royal Blind Week

We’re encouraging everyone to take up a challenge and help raise money for our annual fund raising campaign, Royal Blind Week, which takes place from 23 February to 1 March.

Posted: 04/02/2015 | 0 Comments

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Innovative new technology to aid visually impaired people

Image of Smart Glasses

At Royal Blind, we like to read about the latest advances in technology which may, in future, help improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people.

Posted: 04/02/2015 | 0 Comments

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Forward Vision come third in music contest

Forward Vision come third in music contest

Congratulations to Forward Vision who won third place in the UK wide 'Care Home Idols' music competition.

Posted: 02/02/2015 | 0 Comments | Supported Accommodation

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Making the transition from school - information event

signpost

The move from school to adult life is a big change for anyone, but young people with additional support needs can face even greater challenges.

To prepare and inform parents and carers for their own child's post-school transition, the Royal Blind School is hosting an information event on Tuesday February 10.

Posted: 28/01/2015 | 0 Comments | Education

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The move to Unified English Braille

Standard English Braille alphabet card

Braille still has an important role to play in the mix of accessible formats, but the code is evolving for the 21st century. Several distinct Braille codes, such as maths, computing and literary versions, are being brought together into one single set of rules – Unified English Braille (UEB).  This has been adopted as the official Braille code in major English-speaking countries.

Posted: 26/01/2015 | 0 Comments

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Cane or Canine

image of guide dog crossing a road

For blind and partially sighted people, the choice between using a cane or a guide dog is often a personal one and in this blog we explore the options.

Posted: 20/01/2015 | 0 Comments

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