Scottish Braille Press

2a Robertson Avenue 
Edinburgh
EH11 1PZ
Tel: 0131 662 4445
Fax: 0131 662 1968
enquiries.sbp@royalblind.org

 

Press Releases - Scottish Braille Press

Ian Rankin and Alex Gray back braille book giveaway

Ian Rankin and Alex Gray back braille book giveaway

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Two of Scotland's most popular crime writers are supporting Royal Blind’s move to give away 50 free braille books during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Ian Rankin and Alex Gray are among the authors whose novels are available in braille as part of the giveaway.

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Devices 'open the world up' for pupils learning during lockdown

Devices 'open the world up' for pupils learning during lockdown

Press Release | 10/04/2020

Children with visual impairments are ‘accessing the world’ with special braille devices as the coronavirus lockdown continues.

The BrailleNote Touch devices are being used by several Royal Blind School pupils to continue their learning while at home.

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New study finds people left to cope alone with emotional impact of sight loss

Picture of Kirin Saeed

Press Release | 22/12/2019

The mental health problems that arise from sight loss are too often sidelined, leaving people to cope with depression and anxiety on their own according to a major new study published today. Sight loss can have a significant emotional and psychological impact on people’s lives, with fear, isolation, loss of self-esteem and depression having an impact. 

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Royal Blind pupils first in Scotland to try LEGO braille bricks.

Royal Blind pupils first in Scotland to try LEGO braille bricks.

Press Release | 07/10/2019

Royal Blind pupils among first in world to try LEGO braille bricks to mark National Braille Week.

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Scottish Braille Press to cease production of braille magazines

Scottish Braille Press

Press Release | 20/06/2019

A leading UK provider of alternative formats has announced that it is no longer able to produce braille magazines.

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Minister meets disabled workers celebrating Scottish Braille Press success

Minister for Business Fair Work and Skills Jamie Hepburn views an audio booth

Press Release | 27/02/2019

On Tuesday 26 February, employees at the Scottish Braille Press met with Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills to discuss how disabled workers are benefiting from the expansion of the successful social enterprise. Over the last ten years the business has tripled its turnover to over £3 million, and after moving to larger new premises in Edinburgh last year has been able to increase its staff.

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Bright future for Braille as charity opens new Scottish Braille Press

Staff gather outside the Scottish Braille Press

Press Release | 05/06/2018

Today, Royal Blind officially opened its new Scottish Braille Press premises and begins a modern chapter in the production of Braille, large print and audio publications for nearly two hundred thousand blind and partially sighted people in Scotland. 

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Royal Blind Group receives Investors in People accreditation

Royal Blind Group receives Investors in People accreditation

Press Release

Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation has received an award recognising its commitment to its employees.

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Unique signed Braille Harry Potter book goes on sale for sight loss charity

Unique signed Braille Harry Potter book goes on sale for sight loss charity

Press Release | 28/11/2016

Harry Potter fans and rare book collectors are being offered the chance to get their hands on a unique signed Braille edition of the first book in the famous series.

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Waitrose to display Braille welcome sign as part of National Braille Week

Harry and Junjie with Waitrose manager Katie

Press Release | 10/10/2016

Visually impaired shoppers at an Edinburgh supermarket will be welcomed to the store in Braille this week as part of a campaign to raise awareness of alternative formats.

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