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@eBayforCharity @ebayfans @ebaygiving @ebay_uk we're on the checkout tweeps!

@eBayforCharity @ebayfans @ebaygiving @ebay_uk we're on the checkout tweeps!

It is a real privilege to have been selected to be the ebay checkout charity this week. Until Monday 1st November ebay buyers will be asked if they would like to donate £1 or more to Royal Blind to support our charity. We also have a fantastic ebay celebrity auction starting on 29 October. Visit http://ow.ly/30qa9 to see items which have been donated in support of Royal Blind and our Light Relief Week.

Posted: 27/10/2010

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CHECK US OUT on ebay for Light Relief Week 2010

CHECK US OUT on ebay for Light Relief Week 2010

It is a real privilege to have been selected by ebay to be their check out charity for Light Relief Week. For this week only buyers will be asked if they would like to donate £1 or more to Royal Blind to support our charity. This feature is part of their ebay for charity programme which provides an easy way for buyers and seller to support us. Buyers can choose to either shop for items that support Royal Blind or donate to us when they buy an item on the site.

Posted: 13/10/2010

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OFCOM announces that services for disabled customers need to be publicised more

OFCOM announces that services for disabled customers need to be publicised more

New Ofcom research has revealed that communications providers need to do more to publicise services that are available for disabled customers. Mystery shopping was conducted by Ofcom to see what advice prospective customers were given about these services by BT, Orange, O2, TalkTalk, T-Mobile, Virgin Media, Vodafone and 3. As part of their wider duty to further the interests of citizens and of consumers, Ofcom has a specific duty to take into consideration the needs of customers with disabilities.

Posted: 06/10/2010

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Russell backs more support for blind and partially sighted workers

Russell backs more support for blind and partially sighted workers

Fiona Macleod of the Scotsman today reports that blind and partially-sighted people are 15 times more likely to be unemployed, according to research. A new document created by Skills Development Scotland aims to convince employers to take on more people with vision disabilities. Template for Success identifies the challenges and barriers the group faces when moving into employment. Education secretary Michael Russell backed the document saying partially-sighted and blind people faced some of the greatest challenges in work.

Posted: 05/10/2010

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Demand for better health communication for blind

Demand for better health communication for blind

The Scotsman (30 Sept) reports that communication between blind people and health services has to improve following the release of a damning charity survey. The Scottish study found that only one in ten blind or partially sighted people receive crucial information in a format they can understand. Remember in Scotland The Scottish Braille Press is the leading provider of high quality alternative formats such as Braille, Large Print and Audio.

Posted: 01/10/2010

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Take part in the very first Glow in the Park sponsored walk

Take part in the very first Glow in the Park sponsored walk

A lot can be achieved in one hour and for Light Relief Week 2010 (30th October - 5 November) we are asking families to use the hour gained when the clocks go back to light up the lives of many who live in the dark. To celebrate the launch of week we are organising the very first Glow in the Park children's sponsored walk around Edinburgh city's West Princes Street Gardens. The event will take place on Saturday, 30 October we are looking for children to take part.

Posted: 01/10/2010

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