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.
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.
“I have bad eyesight, which means that I find it difficult to see the steps at either end of the concrete path in front of our house.”
“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.
“New cycle lanes must be created with full regard to pedestrians with sight loss or other mobility issues.”
There were people from the Macular Society to talk to as well as a range of electronic and optical magnifiers with a rep from the company explaining them.
Tuesday 9 April, from 9.30am-4pm, at Kirkwall & St Ola Town Hall and Community Centre, Broad Street, Kirkwall