Eye Care Liaison Officers (ECLOs) from RNIB Scotland will be visiting Orkney from July 29th – 31st to offer emotional and practical support to those living with sight loss.
Blind and partially sighted people in Orkney will get a chance to find out more about how technology can help them maximise their independence at a drop-in event in in Kirkwall library on Monday ,25th October.
RNIB Scotland, the national sight loss charity says that with the easing of lockdown restrictions (26th April) that these must not create new barriers for blind and partially sighted people and those with other disabilities.
People with sight loss can sometimes find it difficult to judge space, so we’re asking everyone to maintain their own distance, be patient and be helpful.
“People with sight loss can already enjoy accessible books, films and television thanks to new technology – so why not video-games?” James Kyle
The RNIB Helpline remains available on 0303 123 9999 and information continues to be broadcast on RNIB’s Connect Radio station.
To take part, families are being asked to take a photo of themselves reading ,Red and the Wolf, and post it to the page between 6pm and 7pm.
The RNIB Helpline can be contacted on 0303 123 9999 from 8am to 8pm weekdays and from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays.