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.
‘Chat and Tech’ Event for Blind & Partially Sighted
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.
People with Diabetes Urged to Attend Eye Check Ups
“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.”
“Be aware of the challenges people with sight loss might face”
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.
Developing Video-Games for those with Sight Loss
“People with sight loss can already enjoy accessible books, films and television thanks to new technology – so why not video-games?” James Kyle
Letters: Support RNIB With Your Used Stamps
” 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.”
Read Along with the RNIB in a Giant Virtual Event
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 Need to Consider Those With Sight Impairment
“New cycle lanes must be created with full regard to pedestrians with sight loss or other mobility issues.”
Izzy Wizzy Let’s Get Quizzy: Kids Live Online Quiz Hosted by Sooty & Richard
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.
Increased Support Locally For People With A Sight Condition
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.