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Read about the people that we support and the services that we provide on our blog. You can also find out about forthcoming events and ways to support us. 

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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Braeside House wins Scottish Care Award

Braeside House wins Scottish Care Award

 

We are very proud at Royal Blind that Braeside House staff member Pat Gibson won the Positive Impact Award at the Scottish Care Awards.

 

Posted: 18/11/2019 | Adult Services, Care for Older People

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Time to raise awareness of Self-directed Support

Donald Macaskill delivering a speech

Dr Donald Macaskill, CEO of Scottish Care, blogs on the reform of health and social care and our joint research into Self-directed support.

Posted: 08/11/2019 | Adult Services, Care for Older People, Child Care

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International Volunteer Managers Day

Volunteer Development Manager James with volunteer Daichi

 

Volunteer Development Manager for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded James Whyte, explains why volunteers are vital for the charity.

Posted: 05/11/2019 | Adult Services, Care for Older People, Scottish War Blinded

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Christmas Raffle

Christmas Raffle

We have three amazing prizes up for grabs in our Christmas Raffle, with a top prize of £500! By selling raffle tickets on behalf of Royal Blind, you are helping us support blind and partially sighted children and adults across Scotland. 

Posted: 05/11/2019

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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 pupils hand out braille thank you cards to local shops

Amy hands note to shop assistant

As part of National Braille Week 2019 our pupils handed out braille thank you cards to some shops and services the pupil’s use regularly in Edinburgh.

Posted: 23/10/2019 | Education

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LEGO braille bricks being used in class

LEGO braille bricks being used in class

Pupils have been getting stuck in to trying out the LEGO braille prototype bricks specially sent to the Royal Blind school by the LEGO Foundation for our pupils to try. These pictures show Bo who has made a lego house oout of the whole box of braille lego, and Amy, Jay and Bo getting to grips with the bricks.

Posted: 09/10/2019 | Education, Child Care

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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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East Lothian Vision Impairment Service - Anya's Story

East Lothian Vision Impairment Service - Anya's Story

 

 

Since 2017 the Royal Blind School has been providing the East Lothian Vision Impairment Service. Teachers from the Royal Blind School visit pupils with vision impairment in mainstream schools across East Lothian.  These regular visits mean they are able to offer vital support and skills, such as teaching braille, helping to adapt areas in the classroom and working with both the pupil and their teacher.

Posted: 25/09/2019 | Education, Child Care

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