Deafblind Scotland Learning and Development Centre
The Deafblind Scotland Learning and Development Centre was purpose built following a fundraising campaign led by deafblind people. The building is fully accessible for deafblind people and continues to be developed.
Book a guided tour of the building to learn about the facilities and the campaign to build the centre. There will be a chance to try out specialist equipment in the lending library and take a greenscreen selfie in the recording studio, use specialised printing equipment to create your name in tactile written language and walk around the tactile art exhibition led by the deafblind artist who produced the work. Do the guided tour of the tactile path while wearing simulation spectacles to understand the experience for people with different eye conditions.
The tours will be led by deafblind people and supported by specialist Guide Communicators.
Tours must be prebooked and will run for 45 minutes at 10am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. All aspects of the centre are focused on sensory equality with tactile aspects such as braille signage.
The last tour of the day will be BSL interpreted, including the animation showing.
You can also book onto BSL and Guiding Technique sessions:
11am or 1.30pm BSL and Deafblind Manual Session – 40 mins
11.45am or 2.15pm Sighted Guiding techniques – 30 mins