Vision Support Service

Parent Workshop

Please click on the link below to find out about a workshop being held on a consultation of the provisions of the Education (Scotland) Bill.  Parent Workshop

Wonderbaby.org – 7 Best Accessible Sensory Play Kits for kids who are blind

Our favorite activity kits for kids who are blind View this email in your browser<http://mailchi.mp/wonderbaby/accessible-play-kits?e=88e272b17e> [WonderBaby.org] <https://wonderbaby.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29f16e6f26cbb97e46b5aabe9&id=0db33250c5&e=88e272b17e> [7 best accessible sensory play kits for kids who are blind] <https://wonderbaby.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29f16e6f26cbb97e46b5aabe9&id=273607f717&e=88e272b17e> Are you ready to play? You know what we love? Activities! Accessible sensory activity kits are easier to find than you might think and we’ve been… Read more Wonderbaby.org – 7 Best Accessible Sensory Play Kits for kids who are blind

Online Dictionaries

Collins online French / English https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-french (and use the built-in browser tools to zoom etc if required). If you have access to Google Chrome browser the ‘SpeakIt’ extension will read aloud highlighted words and sentences – there are European French male and female voices for free.   Franklin Bilingual French / English Electronic Dictionary: http://amzn.eu/axB7FHh (screen… Read more Online Dictionaries

Visual Impairment Sport Engagement Day

Scottish Disability Sport is working in partnership to provide a National event exclusively for children, young people and adults with visual impairments from across Scotland. Sports on offer throughout the day are: athletics, cycling, football, goalball, judo and swimming. Date:            Saturday 11th November, 2017 Venue:         Scotstoun Leisure Centre, 122 Danes Drive, Glasgow, G14 9HD… Read more Visual Impairment Sport Engagement Day

Libby App

Download the Libby app to your device and you can borrow titles from Aberdeen City and Shire library services instantly through your library card. Offering both audio and ebooks, Libby allows immediate downloads to a phone or tablet. Ebooks are displayed in the app’s own software. A simple tap to the centre of the reading… Read more Libby App

Top 10 apps for children

Visit the Guide Dogs website to have  a look at ten apps which could help a child with sight loss enjoy the world around them the same as their friends, from magnification to dictation and fun games. Click here to visit the website

RNIB Shape and Share event

RNIB Shape and Share Celebration RNIB’s Children, Young People and Families Scotland Team invite you to a Shape and Share Celebration! Saturday 30 September 2017, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, 11:00 to 15:30 Murrayfield Stadium, Presidential Suite, Edinburgh Come along and join in all the fun. We will be celebrating three birthdays! Haggeye will be 10, Haggeye Jnr will be two and… Read more RNIB Shape and Share event

Summer Sports

Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils have a fun-packed regional disability sport holiday programme running during the summer holidays. Click the link – www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/media/20927/disability-sport-summer-programme.pdf – to view the programme and find details for booking a place. Activities include – ASN Summer Camp at Aberdeen Sports Village including: Trampolining – Sessions are fully accessible with a hoist, steps… Read more Summer Sports

Disability Sport

The Disability Sport newsletter has interesting articles about the activities they offer, from football to Boccia and the new Grampian Disability Sport Get Out Get Active project. You can download a copy of the latest newsletter here –