Reports and publications from RNIB Scotland
We produce a range of reports and other publications. Below are brief descriptions of these and links to their PDF and Word versions.
Sharing Your Journey
A comprehensive guide for parents of children who are blind or partially, offering advice and information from early years up to adulthood. Published May 2015.. Published May 2015.
RNIB Scotland: A Guide to Our Services
A brief outline of the various services that RNIB Scotland provides for people who are blind or partially sighted. Published January 2015
- RNIB Scotland: A Guide to Our Services (PDF, 2 MB)
- RNIB Scotland: A Guide to Our Services (Word, 62 KB)
Living with Confidence
RNIB Scotland's annual review for 2013/14, outlining the range of work and activities we have undertaken throughout the year. Published December 2014.
Our Services for Children and Young People
Booklet detailing the full range of services that RNIB Scotland offers to children and young people with sight loss, as well as parents, teachers and other professionals. Published December 2014.
- Our Services for Children and Young People (Word, 20KB)
- Our Services for Children and Young People (PDF, 720KB)
Vision Support Services
Report outlining the need for the emotional and practical support our local Vision Support Services offer to people newly diagnosed with sight loss. Published September 2014.
Ayrshire & Arran Sensory Locality Plan 2014-24
Document outlining the new approach to integrating sensory loss services across Ayrshire, in which RNIB Scotland was a key partner. Published July 2014.
Towards an Accessible Europe
RNIB Scotland manifesto for the 2014 European elections. Published March 2014.
Scottish Vision Strategy (2013-18)
Document outlining the second phase of the cross-sectoral strategy for tackling preventable sight loss. Described as "the most concerted drive to safeguard eyesight ever undertaken in Scotland". Published October 2013
Technology for Life
Booklet looking at how technology is helping people with sight loss to retain their independence. Published September 2012.
Finding a Way Forward
How Scotland's councils can support people with sight loss. RNIB Scotland's manifesto for the 2012 Scottish local authority elections.
Bridging the Gap
RNIB Scotland, with support from the Big Lottery Fund, has developed this resource in response to the work being carried out in Scotland around the transition of blind and partially sighted young people from school, Further and Higher Education into employment.
Don't Lose Sight of Sight Loss
RNIB Scotland manifesto for the 2011-15 Scottish Parliament, calling on all parties to back policies to help end the exclusion of blind and partially sighted people. Published February 2011.
Accessibility of Health Information
Report based on a survey of people with sight loss on their experiences of getting accessible healthcare information in formats such as audio and braille. Published September 2010.
Cost of Sight Loss (2010-20)
Report that examines the full cost of sight loss to the public sector and how this is projected to almost double within the next two decades. Published June 2010.
This Is Working
Ten case-studies that profile people living with sight loss who sustain exacting career jobs that includes broadcasting, financial services, careers guidance, housing and IT. Published in May 2008.
This Is Working 2
Second collection of ten case-studies of people who are blind and partially sighted in jobs, including physiotherapist, civil service policy officer and secondary school teacher. Published November 2009.
This is Working 3
Nine new case-studies of people with sight loss in Scotland who are employed in a range of jobs, including IT lecturer, civil engineer and secondary school teacher. Published February 2015.
Network 1000: Scotland
Comprehensive study of the experience of 165 blind and partially sighted people in Scotland, revealing their concerns and aspirations, alongside information on home circumstances, health, employment and mobility. Published July 2008.
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