Maeve Lawler is the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO), a service run by RNIB Scotland. Her support region for those with sight loss covers the Highlands and Islands – including Orkney.
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.
“While it’s possible that diabetes won’t cause any changes to your sight, the most effective thing you can do to prevent this is to go to your retinal screening appointments and eye examinations, where safety measures are in place.”
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 already enjoy accessible books, films and television thanks to new technology – so why not video-games?” James Kyle
” you can help support the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) by collecting and donating used stamps from cards and parcels you may receive.”
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.
“New cycle lanes must be created with full regard to pedestrians with sight loss or other mobility issues.”
During the quiz Sooty and Richard will ask fun questions aimed at children aged 6-11 years old, although younger children are also welcome to join in.
People diagnosed with a sight condition in Orkney and the northern Highlands can receive emotional and practical support from a service run by the charity RNIB Scotland.