Stereotyping and Mental Health - and the case study of Georgina McDonald

Can you imagine what it would be like to be blind or partially sighted a hundred years ago?

Seeing Our History is an RNIB Scotland project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, that explores this question in Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders. Our volunteers have researched the lives of those referred to as the 'outdoor blind', because they didn't live in blind institutions.

In this series of podcasts, you can experience their struggles and successes, brought to life through the real experiences of people with sight loss.


In this podcast, we look at the assumptions made about people with sight loss and how stereotyping can affect mental wellbeing. Should Georgina McDonald have been committed to a mental asylum?

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Image: Research Volunteer Veronica sharing her experiences on the RNIB Scotland podcast