Royal Blind Blog

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Making the transition from school - information event


The move from school to adult life is a big change for anyone, but young people with additional support needs can face even greater challenges.

To prepare and inform parents and carers for their own child's post-school transition, the Royal Blind School is hosting an information event on Tuesday February 10.

Posted: 28/01/2015 | Education


The move to Unified English Braille

Standard English Braille alphabet card

Braille still has an important role to play in the mix of accessible formats, but the code is evolving for the 21st century. Several distinct Braille codes, such as maths, computing and literary versions, are being brought together into one single set of rules – Unified English Braille (UEB).  This has been adopted as the official Braille code in major English-speaking countries.

Posted: 26/01/2015


Cane or Canine

image of guide dog crossing a road

For blind and partially sighted people, the choice between using a cane or a guide dog is often a personal one and in this blog we explore the options.

Posted: 20/01/2015


Run for Royal Blind in 2015

Image of person running

Royal Blind is encouraging Edinburgh residents to get fit while raising much needed funds for our services.

Posted: 05/01/2015