Accessible Media Blog

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

Proud to be an Employer that Supports Disabled People

Proud to be an Employer that Supports Disabled People

Royal Blind was recently awarded the Job Centre Plus ‘Two Ticks’ award (also known as the Positive About Disabled People symbol). We have a long history of providing employment opportunities for disabled people, particularly at the Scottish Braille Press.

Posted: 02/12/2013

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Risk management with distinction for Braille Press Deputy Manager

Risk management with distinction for Braille Press Deputy Manager

Deputy Manager of the Scottish Braille Press, Sandra Wright, gained an International Certificate in Risk Management - after passing the year-long professional course with distinction.

Posted: 10/11/2014

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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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Royal Blind launches braille and audio versions of inspiring Humans of Scotland book

Humans of Scotland

A book telling a series of powerful short stories about the everyday lives of people with disabilities is now available in braille and audio.

Royal Blind is proud to present the audio and braille versions of Humans of Scotland by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (ALLIANCE).

Posted: 19/11/2019

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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

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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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

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Scottish Braille Press introduces Unified English Braille

Alan Balfour

Today the Scottish Braille Press introduces Unified English Braille (UEB). In the past, the Braille code in English (SEB) had had variations from one country to another.

Posted: 01/12/2015

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Scottish Talking Newspaper Conference

Scottish Talking Newspaper Conference

The Scottish Talking Newspapers Conference took place on 26 October celebrating their 25th Anniversary and it provided an opportunity for the Scottish Braille Press to give a presentation about their work. 

Posted: 31/10/2013

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Thank You for the Music: Video released to celebrate National Braille Week

Pupils and staff gather in hall to perform song

Children and adults across Royal Blind Group services have joined forces to make a video celebrating music in honour of National Braille Week. 

Royal Blind School students and staff, Forward Vision members and members of Scottish War Blinded's Linburn Centre star in Thank You for the Music - a cover of the Abba hit. 

Posted: 12/10/2016 | Education, Adult Services, Scottish War Blinded

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