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“She’s the Lewis Capaldi of the art world" - the young visually impaired artist transforming creativity

Hannah Evans (17) from Linlithgow, has been creating art since she was three years old and has three group exhibitions and three large solo shows under her belt. She is also partially sighted, autistic, and has specific learning and communication disabilities.

Posted Thursday, 15 February 2024 News type: News story

Partially Sighted Poet Focuses on Visual Impairment and Parenthood in New Book

Glasgow-based poet Nuala Watt (39) aims to show that disabled people “have important things to say” in her latest book of poems, ‘The Department of Work and Pensions Assesses a Jade Fish’.

Posted Thursday, 15 February 2024 News type: Press release

Paw-sitive reception for robot guide dog could lead to new assistive technologies

Blind and partially sighted people could soon receive help to find their way around indoor spaces from chatty robot guide dogs currently in development at a Scottish university.

Posted Friday, 9 February 2024 News type: Press release

McGill’s Buses Driver Swap is an Eye Opener

Drivers with McGill’s Buses in Renfrewshire took part in a hands-on training session this week [Tuesday, January 30th] to better understand the experiences of blind and partially sighted passengers.

Posted Wednesday, 31 January 2024 News type: Press release

Inverness resident leads the way with sight loss walking group

An Inverness resident, supported by a national sight loss charity, meets monthly with other blind and partially sighted locals for a wander around Inverness city centre.

Posted Friday, 26 January 2024 News type: Press release

Blind Football Fan ‘Scores’ Support

A Ross County supporter has praised the club and leading sight loss charity, RNIB Scotland, for helping him to keep attending games.

Posted Wednesday, 17 January 2024 News type: Article

Ten years imagining a future following sight loss

A health worker changing the lives of blind patients, celebrates a key anniversary this year.

Posted Thursday, 11 January 2024 News type: News story

Two centuries later, braille is still as important as ever, says teenage sight loss campaigner

Braille, the system of raised dots that has enabled blind people to read and write, is as vital as ever, and has adapted to the advances of new technology, says RNIB, Scotland's leading sight loss charity.

Posted Thursday, 4 January 2024 News type: Press release

South Lanarkshire School Election Highlights Sight Loss Challenges

Pupils at a South Lanarkshire school experienced the challenges voters with sight loss face when casting their ballots.

Posted Friday, 24 November 2023 News type: Press release

Fife councillors experience street obstacles wearing sight loss simulation-spectacles

A cross-party group of Dunfermline Councillors tried to navigate around obstacles and clutter on the streets of Dunfermline this morning (Friday 24 November), wearing spectacles that mimic different sight loss conditions.

Posted Friday, 24 November 2023 News type: News story