with David and Kay Tanner.
with Ken Lindsay.
Scottish Braille Press
Statement from Mark O’Donnell, Chief Executive of Royal Blind on the recent announcement to suspend a number of Braille Publications.
Report from Steven Scott on his visit to this years Sight Village Exhibition in Sollihull.
Recently the Film The Great Escape was repeated on TV. We thought it would be good to talk to Angus Lennie who appeared in the film along with Steve McQueen and many other stars from that era. In February 1981 Peter Fraser spoke to Angus when he was appearing in the Kings Theatre Panto in Glasgow with Stanley Baxter. Angus of course was known as Hughie McPhee in the ITV soap Crossroads which ran for many years.
The sight loss charity East Sussex Association for Blind and Partially Sighted People (ESAB) has been recognised for its work with volunteers. RNIB Connect Radio’s Barry Snell caught up with their Chief Executive Daniel Brookbank to find out more about the prestigious award and also to find out more about the work of the charity.
Gordon's new dog
Gordon Waddell, one of Playback’s volunteers, recently trained for a new Guide Dog, OMAR. Peter spoke to him about the training experience. For information on SAGDO news tape call Brian West on 07957 004838.
Brian at the Mitchell
Brian West recently paid a visit to a technology event at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. He spoke to Eric Damery and the Sight and Sound representative for Northern Ireland.
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Orcam at Ibrox
The OrCam MyEye 2.0 is an artificial vision device with a lightweight smart camera that instantly reads text aloud - from any surface – and recognises faces, products and money notes in real time. Rangers Football Club in Glasgow, recently bought one for their blind and partially sighted supporters, becoming the first UK club to do so. Will other clubs now follow suit? RNIB Connect Radio's Barry Snell caught up with OrCam's trainer Ian White to learn more about this exciting product.
A smile from David Tanner.