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Royal Blind scores talented new ICT manager

Royal Blind scores talented new ICT manager

Royal Blind has signed talented new head of ICT with more than two decades' experience – and a background as a professional footballer

Posted: 22/04/2016

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Causes of sight loss: Diabetic Retinopathy

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In the second of our series of blogs on the different causes of sight loss we explain Diabetic Retinopathy - vision loss as a consequence of diabetes. 

Posted: 11/04/2016

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Scottish War Blinded members construct garden furniture and raised plant beds for Kidscene

Scottish War Blinded members construct garden furniture and raised plant beds for Kidscene

Scottish War Blinded members and staff visited sister charity Royal Blind’s Kidscene after-School and Holiday Club service today to deliver and install garden furniture and raised flower beds as part of an ongoing programme of development at Caanan Lane.

Posted: 07/04/2016 | Child Care, Scottish War Blinded

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Hay fever: Ten tips for protecting your eyes during the pollen season

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Spring has sprung and whilst that might mean warmer weather and longer evenings, it can also signal the start of the dreaded hay fever season. 

If you think you have eye allergies here are a few things you should know to help minimise symptoms. 

Posted: 06/04/2016

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Facebook: New 'automatic alt text' feature launched to describe photos to blind people

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Facebook has become more accessible to blind and visually impaired people with a new feature which uses artificial intelligence to describe images.

Posted: 05/04/2016

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