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Registered Blind and Partially Sighted

An annual statistics release provides information on the number of people registered blind or partially sighted. Registration with Local Authorities for blind and partially sighted persons is not compulsory. Research studies suggest that between a quarter and a third of visually impaired people are in fact registered with Local Authorities.

Blind and Partially Sighted - Information

The spreadsheet below contains Blind and Partially Sighted persons information from 1998 to 2010 available by Local Authority, gender and age band.

Excel FileRegistered Blind and Partially Sighted information 1998 to 2010

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Blind and Partially Sighted- Publications

The statistical releases for Blind and Partially Sighted persons are listed in the table below by year of publication. Each of the publications present national figures on visually impaired persons registered with Local Authorities in Scotland on March 31st.

Year

Published

Link

2010October 2010

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/10/26094945/0

2009

October 2009

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/10/26160804/0

2008

November 2008

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/11/24145337/0

2007

November 2007

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/11/26140228/0

2006

October 2006

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/10/30163411/0

2005

October 2005

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2005/09/3090610/06119

2004

October 2004

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2004/10/20123/45570

2003

October 2003

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2003/10/18386/28181

2002

November 2002

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2002/11/15745/12790