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Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism, paid a visit to the Scottish Braille Press to learn more about their successful work as a supported employer.
For this year’s National Braille Week, Royal Blind was invited to the Scottish Parliament by Dennis Robertson MSP to hold an exhibition on the 6-8th of October, and to host an event celebrating the development of braille on the 6th of October.
Pupils from the Royal Blind School and young adults from Forward Vision have responded to the present refugee crisis in Europe by collecting funds as well as donating toys, bedding and clothing.
By July 2015, over 438,000 refugees had claimed asylum in Europe compared to 571,000 for the whole of 2014. The conflict in Syria is the biggest driver of migration as well as continued violence in Afghanistan and poverty in Kosovo.
Royal Blind (Stand H86) will exhibit at the Independent Living Scotland event on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 October 2015.
Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the services Royal Blind provides to support blind and partially sighted people of all ages across the UK in terms of education, care and employment including the Royal Blind School, Kidscene After-School and Holiday Club, Braeside House, Scottish Braille Press and Forward Vision.
Royal Blind School pupil, Harrison Lovett, took Silver in the British Open SN Judo Championships at Stoke Mandeville on 29 August.
Royal Blind will construct a new care home for visually impaired older people in Paisley.
The new 54 bedroom nursing home in Paisley, located on the corner of Hawkhead Road and Barrhead Road, will provide the same high level of nursing care for older people with visual impairments in the West of Scotland that the charity provides at Braeside House in Edinburgh.
As visitors descend on Edinburgh for the Festival and Fringe, art exhibit ‘Visions of Edinburgh’ continues its run at Henderson’s of Edinburgh on Hanover Street until September.
The garden at Forward Vision was looking particularly colourful this month when everyone gathered in gaudy shirts and flower garlands to enjoy a Hawaiian themed summer barbecue.
There are an estimated two million people in the UK with visual impairments and that number is increasing as the population ages.