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Royal Blind

Address:
50, Gillespie Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH10 4JB
Tel:
0131 229 1456
Opening Times:
Monday
9am - 5pm
Tuesday
9am - 5pm
Wednesday
9am - 5pm
Thursday
9am - 5pm
Friday
9am - 5pm

Map for Royal Blind

Organisation details

Royal Blind is Scotland's largest visual impairment organisation. We create life changing opportunities for visually impaired children and adults from across Scotland and the rest of the UK. We run the following services:

- The Royal Blind School - specialist education for young people aged up to 18 years.
- Royal Blind Learning Hub - supporting teachers of visually impaired pupils in the mainstream sector
- Forward Vision - a residential and respite service for young adults aged 17-25.
- Braeside House - a care home specialising in care for visually impaired older people.
- The Scottish Braille Press - a leading provider of high quality Braille, large print and audio transcription services.
- Kidscene - an after school and holiday club for children with and without disabilities.

We have a sister charity, Scottish War Blinded, that supports visually impaired veterans across Scotland.

Services offered:

  • Educational support
  • Braille transcription
  • Audio transcription
  • Supported housing
  • Respite care

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This organisation was verified on 4 May 2017

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