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Chief Executive of Royal Blind to step down

Chief Executive of Royal Blind to step down

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The Chief Executive of Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded has announced his retiral.
 
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Waitrose to display Braille welcome sign as part of National Braille Week

Harry and Junjie with Waitrose manager Katie

Press Release | 10/10/2016

Visually impaired shoppers at an Edinburgh supermarket will be welcomed to the store in Braille this week as part of a campaign to raise awareness of alternative formats.

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Author Danny Weston leads creative writing workshop with visually impaired students

Author Philip Caveney speaks to student with laptop

Press Release | 22/09/2016

Aspiring young writers at the Royal Blind School were taught some tricks of the trade by one of their favourite authors during a creative writing workshop.

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Royal Blind Exhibition celebrates National Braille Week

Image of glass display cabinets at Braille Exhibition at Central Library

Press Release | 10/09/2015

An exhibition highlighting the history and use of Braille has opened at the Central Library in Edinburgh. 

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Scottish author says it with Braille at the Royal Blind School

Braille version of Mavis's Shoe

Press Release | 06/10/2014

Trailblazing author Sue Reid Sexton – whose latest work was published in Braille at the same time as general release – will join Royal Blind pupils today (Monday) to celebrate the start of National Braille Week 2014.

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Braille on the beach as top author launches National Braille Week 2014

Jenni Fagan launches National Braille Week

Press Release | 04/10/2014

Award winning novelist Jenni Fagan said Braille was "a written art in its own right" as she helped launch National Braille Week 2014.

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Libby Clegg Celebrates Braille in Edinburgh's Iconic Royal Blind School

Libby Clegg Celebrates Braille in Edinburgh's Iconic Royal Blind School

Press Release | 01/10/2013

Paralympic athlete Libby Clegg, who was recently selected to compete in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, has taken on a role as brand ambassador for charity Royal Blind.

23 year old Libby Clegg is a former pupil of the Royal Blind School who took up athletics at the age of 10. At age 16 she won a silver medal in the T12 200m at the 2006 World Championships in the Netherlands. She continued her athletic career by winning a silver medal in Beijing in 2008 and another in London 2012.

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Dates of National Braille Week are Changing

Dates of National Braille Week are Changing

Press Release | 27/09/2013

The dates of National Braille Week are changing. The celebration of the use of Braille and other alternative formats for blind and visually impaired people will now take place during the week that World Sight Day falls, from 7-13 October 2013.

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