Queen Alexandra College (QAC) are once again bringing their Sight Village exhibition to London.
QAC say “The Roadshow allows visitors to come and find out more about the latest technology, equipment and support services available to people who are blind or partially-sighted. If you or a family member have a visual impairment it could be of great help to visit the show. We also welcome a wide range of professionals that support people with visual impairments and businesses looking to better meet the needs of their employees and customers.”
Vicky and I already have pre-registered and will be attending on Tuesday 6th November. We had a great time last year, meeting many of the exhibitors and updating ourselves on the latest equipment and services available for vision impaired people and we’re hoping to do the same again this year. Of particular interest to us, AIRA will be present this year and with this service about to roll out in the UK, it will be good to see first-hand how this really works. The new OrCam is also meant to be a great device so it’ll be interesting to see this compared to last year’s version.
If you’re heading to the exhibition on Tuesday 6th November then keep a look out for Vicky and I; we’ll have our VIDA shirts on so will be relatively easy to spot for most of you!
The exhibition specifics…
Date & Times
Tuesday 6 November, 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 7 November, 10:00 – 15:30
The Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX.
Food & Drink
Refreshments are available for purchase throughout the event.
For more information about the exhibition and to pre-register, visit: http://www.qac.ac.uk/exhibitions/sight-village-southeast/3.htm
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Our VIDA Insights...
Following our experiences from delivering our Vision Impairment Awareness training days over the past couple of years, we know that there’s loads more that we could talk about and examples we could have shared. Whilst these won’t be a substitute for our training, they will give you an insight (hence the name!) into our thoughts, observations and experiences from each of our perspectives - Dave’s living with sight loss and Vicky’s from being a sighted person and working alongside and supporting people who have sight loss.