Royal National Institute of Blind People Scotland
‘Stop and Stare’ campaign
A forum of blind and partially sighted young people in Scotland have launched a national campaign to raise awareness of what being young and living with sight loss is actually like. They hope the campaign, called ‘Stop and Stare’, will help combat the isolation, exclusion and bullying that some forum members have experienced in school and on the street.
To kick it off, the Haggeye forum – set up by RNIB Scotland three years ago to represent young people aged 12 to 25 – unveiled a new digital resource-kit for schools at a launch event in Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on Thursday 16 December. The kit includes a USB stick with audio testimonials from young people explaining their sight loss condition and how it impacts on their lives, a short audio-described video outlining how to guide someone who is blind or partially sighted, as well as general information about eye health.
For further information, please contact Ian Brown at RNIB Scotland on 0131 652 3164