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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.

UK General Election

This guide has been created by the Electoral Commission in partnership with Guide Dogs Scotland, RNIB Scotland, Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans, Visionary and the Electoral Management Board for Scotland.

It provides information on key dates, registering to vote, key election contacts in Scotland and the need to take Voter ID if voting in person at the general election in Scotland.

Campaigning Accessibly

RNIB Scotland’s guide to making your election campaigning accessible for people with sight loss. Published April 2024.

Street Credibility

RNIB Scotland’s report, Street Credibility: making Scotland’s streets accessible for people with sight loss. Published May 2023.

Local Vision

RNIB Scotland's manifesto for the 2022 Scottish local authority elections. Published February 2022.

A Vision for the 2020s

RNIB Scotland manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliament election, calling on all parties to back policies to help end the exclusion of blind and partially sighted people. Published October 2020.

Communication Failure?

A review of the accessibility of health information for blind and partially sighted people in Scotland. Published February 2020.

Accessible Healthcare Toolkit

RNIB Scotland toolkit to help people with sight loss get health information in their required format, including information on the Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011 and template letters. Published September 2019.

Let's Work Together

Our information pack is aimed at helping employers retain workers who experience sight loss and explains what help and funding is available. Published May 2019.

Putting Inverness Streets ahead

Produced by RNIB Scotland in collaboration with a number of national and local disability groups, setting out the case for a Street Charter to make Inverness more physically accessible. Published June 2018.

Seeing Our History

What was it like to be blind or partially sighted a century ago? At a time when the only welfare support was charity and the only aid available was a white stick?