Press Releases - Scottish War Blinded

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Veteran with vision impairment's railway hobby back on track thanks to CCTV magnifier

Barry in his garage surrounded by his model railway

Press Release | 19/04/2019

A Glenrothes veteran with sight loss is back on track with building his beloved model railway after receiving a specialist magnifier from a vision impairment charity.

 

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Vision Hub: Sight loss charities unite to host free vision impairment advice hub in Kincraig

Sandra demonstrates a CCTV reader to a member

Press Release | 18/04/2019

Residents with sight loss in the Highlands will have the opportunity to receive expert advice at a free vision impairment event this May.

 

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Veteran with vision impairment regains love of reading newspapers with magnifier from sight loss charity

Findlay (right) sits reading a newspaper on his CCTV (left)

Press Release | 18/04/2019

A veteran and former journalist with sight loss has regained his love of reading after receiving a specialist magnifying gadget from a vision impairment charity.

 

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Artificial intelligence identifies existing drugs that may reduce sight loss from macular degeneration

Computerised calculations

Press Release | 16/04/2019

The initial results from an artificial intelligence project show a number of existing drugs have the potential to reduce sight loss from age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of sight loss.

 

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Dalkeith Veteran with vision impairment gets ready for sixth London Marathon

Steven runs up Arthur's Seat, guided by his long cane

Press Release | 10/04/2019

A Dalkeith veteran with sight loss is encouraging others with a vision impairment to take up sport as he gears up to run the London Marathon for the sixth time.

 

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Titanic scratch model created by veteran with sight loss to travel world as part of international exhibition

The Titanic model with member Bernard standing to the right

Press Release | 02/04/2019

A scratch model of the iconic Titanic, created in painstaking detail by a Wilkieston veteran with sight loss, will journey the world as part of an international touring exhibition.

 

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Aberdeen veteran living with sight loss makes new connections with charity's support

Harry Black sits smiling in his chair at home

Press Release | 27/03/2019

A sociable Aberdeen veteran living with sight loss has heralded a charity for helping him keep on living life to the full.

 

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Vision Hub: Sight loss charities unite to host free vision impairment advice hub in Hawick

Sandra demonstrates a CCTV reader to a member

Press Release | 04/03/2019

Residents with sight loss in the Scottish Borders will have the opportunity to receive expert advice at a free vision impairment event this month.

 

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Scottish War Blinded has new outreach worker in Fife

Stephen Greig

Press Release | 04/02/2019

A vision impairment charity has welcomed a new Outreach Worker who will support veterans with sight loss across Fife.

 

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Veterans with sight loss try sailing activity with Scottish War Blinded's Hawkhead Centre

Scottish War Blinded members and staff in their pink life jackets

Press Release | 27/01/2019

Veterans with vision impairments who attend the Hawkhead Centre in Paisley recently donned their life jackets and waterproofs for a brand new activity: sailing.

 

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