Scotland News and Media

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Latest media releases

Lothian Buses becomes first regional Scottish operator to sign up to RNIB's accessibility charter

15 September 2014 | The Edinburgh-based company is backing our drive to make public transport more open to passengers with sight loss.

TechShare Europe conference to showcase accessibility technology from round the world.

4 September 2014 | Our two-day conference in Glasgow will explore how cutting-edge technology is transforming the lives of people with sight loss.

Advice Plus will target benefits advice on working-age people with sight loss

25 August | Our new Lottery-funded advice line can help people in Ayrshire, Forth Valley and Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Young and older discuss how things have changed for people with sight loss.

23 August 2014 | Two generations are meeting in Galashiels meet to learn from each other.

John Gordon Sinclair discusses literary ambitions at RNIB Scotland event

17 August 2014 | We launch our latest audio book at Edinburgh International Book Festival and our hopes that more books will be accessible to readers with sight loss.

What was it like to be blind or partially sighted in Edwardian Edinburgh and Lothians?

29 July 2014 | Our new archive project is being launched today, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Blind man and guide dog bear Queen's baton in 'run up' to Commonwealth Games

21 July 2014 | Insight Radio presenter Allan Russell and guide dog Troy will run in his home town of Glasgow.

‘Don’t let bus services pass us by’, campaigners with sight loss say

18 July 2014 | RNIB’s campaign to make bus services more accessible is launched in Scotland today.

Ayrshire to pioneer new joint-sensory loss services

8 July 2014 | RNIB Scotland is a partner in wide-ranging moves to integrate sensory loss services across the region, launched today.

Scots with sight loss debate what Independence Referendum issues mean to them

25 June 2014 | An Insight Radio debate in Edinburgh is being recorded today on how the Referendum result could affect the lives of blind and partially sighted people living in Scotland.

‘Sensory Mela’ aims to get the eye-health message across

19 May 2014 | Edinburgh is to host Scotland’s first ever ‘Sensory Mela’ promoting sight and hearing loss services to ethnic minority communities.

Plans to revamp sensory loss services across Ayrshire go out to consultation

22 April 2014 | Residents of Ayrshire and Arran are to get an opportunity to put their own views on wide-ranging plans to re-shape support for people with sight and hearing loss.

Newly blind left to cope alone

15 April 2014 | Too many Scots are still not being offered the vital emotional and practical support they need when they start to go blind.