Visibility events and launch of their children and families project alongside RNIB

Please share…Please see the attached press release for the launch for the Visibility children and families project which was on Friday 29th of January, in Renfield St Stephens Church in Glasgow alongside RNIB Scotland. Visibility and IRISS final press release . Visibility is taking a trip back in time with a fabulous afternoon of ‘Tea in the 20’s’ on March […]

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Double Award for NESS

Please share…SCOVI members North East Sensory Services, (NESS), which is based in Aberdeen, with offices in Dundee and Elgin, has won the Elevator Alick Buchanan-Smith Enterprising Communities Award, just a week after winning the Trend Life With Style Community Award. The Elevator award, which is organised by Elevator and main sponsor RBS Ahead for Business, aims […]

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Getting Loud about Libraries!

Please share…University of StrathclydeThe and Glasgow City Libraries are looking for working-aged people with visual impairments (aged 16-65) to get loud about libraries. They are interested in what kind of things people with sight loss need to find out about in everyday life, how they get this information, and if there are any problems getting […]

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SCOVI Submission to Scottish Parliament Inquiry on Attainment of Pupils with Sensory Impairment

Please share… SCOVI presented evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee Inquiry on attainment for pupils with sensory impairment at the end of April. Information for the submission was gained through consultation with SCOVI members and stakeholders. This included the March workshop with ten members of the SCOVI Children and Young People’s (CYP) […]

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Community Capacity & Resilience Fund

Please share… The Scottish Government is investing funding to increase the capacity and resilience of communities and local third sector organisations to provide people with the support and skills they need in the face of poverty and welfare reform. The Community Capacity and Resilience Fund is a pilot scheme open to third sector organisations with an income […]

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Setting the standards for accessible PDF

Please share…   The UK Association for Accessible Formats (UKAAF) recently published a minimum standard for the use of accessible PDFs for assessment. This is an essential document for anyone in the UK who has a print impairment. It sets the minimum standard that PDFs should fulfil in order to be used successfully with assistive technology. The […]

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Joint Parliamentary Cross Party Group, 4th December

Please share…More than 60 representatives of organisations working in the fields of visual impairment and hearing impairment took part in a joint Parliamentary Cross Party Group (CPG) Meeting on Thursday, 4th December. The meeting was co-facilitated by Stuart McMillan MSP, Chair of the CPG on Visual Impairment and Jenny Marra MSP, Chair of the CPG […]

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AGM & Member Forum Highlights

Please share…Ruth Dorman was announced as the new President of SCOVI at the charity’s AGM held at Vision PK in Perth on Thursday, 13th November. Ruth, who is Chief Executive of Deafblind Scotland, has served as Vice President for two years. She took over the chain of office from Richard Hellewell, Chief Executive of Royal […]

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NESS Social Impact Report

Please share…  Social Impact Report NESS have released their Social Impact Report, First Edition – it is available in the following formats: PDF, Word, MP3 audio and BSL video.  Click here for more information. They would like to encourage all SCOVI members to benefit from their report.  

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Kim Smith, SCOVI’s first Chief Executive

Please share…Kim Smith was recently appointed as the first Chief Executive for SCOVI. Prior to a year’s sabbatical, completing a CIPD Award in Employment Law and volunteering with three community groups, Kim was National Co-ordinator of children and young people’s charity, YWCA Scotland. Her earlier leadership roles included CEO of Welsh fire safety charity Atal Tân Cymru, […]

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