January 2017

World Book Day 2017

World Book Day is proud and delighted to announce that this year’s £1 books are available in braille and large print books. All of this year’s books are available from Blind Children UK and the RNIB. All ten of our titles will be available in both Braille and Audio (CD) to any child who is blind,… Read more World Book Day 2017

Assistive Technology Webinars

CALL Scotland provide free assistive technology webinars covering a variety of topics. Webinars are held on Wednesdays 4:00-4:30pm. Upcoming topics include – Pocket Phonics stories Book Creator What’s new in Eye Gaze Exploring the iPad’s Switch For more information and to book your place visit the CALL Scotland website – www.callscotland.org.uk

Me Too! Magazine

MeToo! is a magazine put together by a group of parents of children with Additional Support Needs.  It has a wide variety of information about different activities on offer across North East Scotland for children and young people with Additional Support Needs. “As parents ourselves of children with Additional Support Needs, we were becoming increasingly… Read more Me Too! Magazine


Sensational Parents and Carers – VSS Coffee Mornings. It was great to catch up with parents at our December coffee morning at the VSS base in Brimmond School. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas break and are looking forward to the year ahead. VSS Coffee Mornings January to March 2017. Special event coffee… Read more VSS COFFEE MORNING


The Braille Rap Song was written by Lynn Horton and Tammy Whitten as a fun way to teach braille to their students at the Helen Keller School located in Talladega, AL. Lynn Horton played the song during her session at the 2001 CEC Conference in Kansas, where it met with such great interest that American… Read more THE BRAILLE RAP SONG

Blind NHS patients to be fitted with pioneering bionic eye

NHS pioneers for ground breaking technology, especially for those with very severe blindness due to Retinitis Pigmentosa. The NHS is to pay for 10 people to be implanted with a “bionic eye”, a pioneering technology that can restore some sight to those who have been blind for years. Only a handful of people have undergone surgery… Read more Blind NHS patients to be fitted with pioneering bionic eye