Visual Impairment

Purpose of the group

The Cross-Party Group on Visual Impairment draws together the blind and partially sighted sector in Scotland to identify issues competent to the Scottish Parliament and seeks, in a reasonable fashion, to influence policy, legislation and decision makers to better reflect the needs of blind and partially sighted people. 

Forthcoming meetings

Tuesday 5 December 2017. This meeting will be held at 6pm in the Sir Alexander Fleming Room (CR3).  

Next meeting: 16 November 2017

This meeting will be held at 1pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4). This is a joint meeting of the CPGs on Carers, Disability, Learning Disability and Visual Impairment.

Agendas/Links

Minutes

Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Hilary Davies

Mairi Graham

Mary Rasmussen

Rod Murchison

Susan Robinson

David McKerral

Ken Swa

Tracy Christie

Ian Clement

Cindy Godfrey-McKay

Iain MacKinnon

James Mowat

James O'Rourke

Margaret O'Rourke

Kirin Saeed

Allen Thurston

Mary Travers

Colette Walker 

Organisations

RNIB Scotland - secretary

RNIB Connect Radio

Vision PK

Guide Dogs Scotland

SCOVI

North Ayrshire Council

Dundee Blind & Partially Sighted Society

Sight Action

Royal Blind

North East Sensory Services

Optometry Scotland

Association of Scottish Talking Newspapers

Macular Society 

SCOVI

Scottish Sensory Centre

SITE

MACS

Scottish Vision Strategy

UK Vision Strategy

Scottish Government

Novartis Pharmacueticals

Allergan

SITE

VISION 2020 UK

VISION 2020 UK Counselling and Emotional Support Services Group

Haggeye

Optelec UK

City of Edinburgh Council - Libraries and Information Services

Royal Blind School

Scottish Association for Visual Impairment Education

NHS Forth Valley

Angus Council

Police Scotland

Visibility 

Eyecare Scotland

National Federation of the Blind Scotland Neatebox Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion NHS Lothian

Get involved

Next meeting:
16 November 2017

Contact:

Catriona.Burness@rnib.org.uk

Tel: 07713 302015

Contact

Stuart McMillan MSP

Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

0131 348 6810