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.

Ayrshire & Arran Sensory Locality Plan 2014-24

The Ayrshire & Arran Sensory Locality Plan (2014-24), in which RNIB Scotland is a key partner, outlines a new approach to integrating sensory loss services across Ayrshire.
 
A spoken-word documentary film (34 minutes) explains what this new approach is aiming to achieve for people with sensory loss in Ayrshire:
The Plan itself is available as a document in Word and pdf formats:
There are also spoken and British Sign Language (BSL) versions of the document available on YouTube:
 

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.

Success in Sight

An interim review of progress made to date in implementing the first Scottish Vision Strategy. Published March 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 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.

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.

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.

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