Scottish Braille Press

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EH11 1PZ
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Accessible Media Blog

Read about the people behind Scottish Braille Press as well as news and events.

Royal Blind partnering accessible rugby spectating for people with sight loss

Bilal at the rugby with the interactive braille diagram and volunteers

We are very excited at Royal Blind to be partnering with both Edinburgh Rugby and BAT’s – a socially inclusive rugby club in Edinburgh. We have joined together to test out ways of making spectating at rugby matches accessible for people who are vision impaired. 

Posted: 30/10/2019 | Education, Adult Services

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Royal Blind School assembly for National Braille Week

Royal Blind School assembly for National Braille Week

7th October 2019.

Pupils at the Royal Blind School held a special assembly to mark the start of National Braille Week.

Posted: 08/10/2019 | Education, Child Care

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'I feel secure': Proof Reader Jodie describes the impact of the Scottish Braille Press on her career

Jodie Renton

Scottish Braille Press employee Jodie Renton has told how securing a job at the organisation has caused her to grow in confidence after she previously struggled to find work due to her vision impairment.

Posted: 11/07/2018

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The Scottish Braille Press has moved!

Braille Press employee records speech

Today marks a historic day for the Scottish Braille Press as it opens the doors to its brand new state-of-the-art premises.

Posted: 26/03/2018

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Wed 28 Feb - Mon 5 March - Severe Weather update for staff and service users

Wed 28 Feb - Mon 5 March - Severe Weather update for staff and service users

WED 28 FEB - MON 5 MARCH - ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

Closures

The Royal Blind School, Kidscene and our Scottish War Blinded centres remain closed for the rest of this week. Royal Blind's head office is also closed and staff are working from home. 

The Scottish War Blinded Linburn Centre will also be closed on Monday 5 March. 

Posted: 28/02/2018 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care, Scottish War Blinded

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Welcome to new Chief Executive Mark O'Donnell!

Chief Executive Mark O'Donnell

Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded have officially welcomed their new Chief Executive, Mark O’Donnell.

Posted: 04/07/2017 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care, Scottish War Blinded

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Jim steps down at 40 years at the Scottish Braille Press

Jim McCafferty

The Scottish Braille Press has bid a fond farewell to one of its longest serving employees, Jim McCafferty. 

Jim joined the Press aged just 17 after graduating from the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 30/06/2017

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Royal Blind bids fond farewell to Chief Executive Richard Hellewell

Richard rides a bike with a pupil

Royal Blind today bids a fond farewell to Chief Executive Richard Hellewell who is retiring after 10 years at the helm.

Posted: 30/06/2017 | Education, Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care

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Braille exhibition at the Scottish Parliament

Woman demonstrates historic braille equipment

The Scottish Parliament played host to an exhibition on the history of the Scottish Braille Press. 

MSPs, including convener Stewart McMillan, and representatives of visual impairment organisations attended the Cross-Party Group on Visual Impairment on Tuesday.

Posted: 09/02/2017

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Local cafes support National Braille Week with new Braille menus

Daniel and Christina at S Luca's

Eateries local to the Royal Blind School are getting into the National Braille Week spirit by supplying Braille menus for visually impaired customers.

Posted: 13/10/2016 | Education

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