Accessible Media Blog

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

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



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


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


'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


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


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


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


Full contact rugby for fans

The VISER tactile board used at rugby games

Forget Fitbit – two of the rugby fans at Saturday’s Scotland vs England rugby match had their fingers on the pulse of the game using the “Tactile Board System”.

The board is an A3-size diagram of the pitch.  Raised lines indicate the edges of the pitch, the halfway line, the 10 and 22-metre lines and the try lines.

Volunteers watching the game move the hands of the person with vision impairment across the board to indicate players’ positions, and the movement of the ball.

Posted: 05/02/2020