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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 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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Celebrity Golf Day at Archerfield raises thousands for Royal Blind

Golf team

Celebrities from the world of sport joined forces with Royal Blind to take part in the charity’s Annual Celebrity Golf Day at Archerfield Links.

Posted: 24/09/2019

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Focus on disability rights with the Royal Blind Rights Pledge

Mark O'Donnell speaking in the Scottish Parliament

The political chaos over Brexit which has unfolded in Westminster in recent weeks may be dominating conversations at family mealtimes and in pubs across the country.  However, the lack of clarity about what Brexit will entail for a huge range of areas of our lives is a very real concern for disabled people, and has the potential to impact significantly on key areas of life for people with sight loss.

Posted: 18/09/2019

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Royal Blind pupil's work experience at the Scottish Poetry Library by Andrew Pettigrew

picture shows Royal Blind pupil Andrew Pettigrew

By Royal Blind pupil Andrew Pettigrew

Andrew joined the Royal Blind School when he was 11 after losing his sight between the age of 6 and 10 to Retinitis Pigmentosa. Andrew's mum Jospehine says that as Andrew's sight failed he had to use his imagination more. This inspired him to want to be a writer.

 

Posted: 04/09/2019 | Education

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Jenny's Well resident writes thank you note in Braille for the 'wonderful food.'

Jenny's Well resident writes thank you note in  Braille for the 'wonderful food.'

A big thank you in Braille to the Chef at Jenny's Well from resident James Mowat.

 

Posted: 04/06/2019 | Care for Older People

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Coping with a glaucoma diagnosis

Rehabilitation Officer Katrina sits smiling at her desk

Scottish War Blinded Rehabilitation Officer, Katrina Campbell, gives expert advice on how to cope with a glaucoma diagnosis.

 

Posted: 15/02/2019 | Scottish War Blinded

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