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Google Demonstrates Android O Accessibility

Google’s IO conference, the place where developers go to learn about what’s coming up next in Android, has spilled the beans on some forthcoming TalkBack improvements in Android O.The conference highlighted several improvements coming in the next version of Android, which will likely be released this autumn. Let‚Äôs round up the new features‚Ķ. a separate […]

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New accessible ATM app

A new app that helps blind and visually impaired users track down accessible ATMs has been launched.The free LINK ATM Locator lets users search for cash machines that have a range of usability features, including: audio assistance; wheelchair access; free-to-use ATMs; ¬£5 note dispensing; mobile phone top-up facilities; and PIN number management. The app then […]

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Virgin Launch Accessible In-Flight Entertainment System

Virgin Launch Accessible In-Flight Entertainment SystemAn in-flight entertainment system designed for passengers who are blind or visually impaired has been launched by Virgin Australia Airlines on two models of aircraft from its fleet. The newinterface includes voice prompts, simplified screen layouts and larger icons, as well as allowing visually impaired passengers to easily access flight […]

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University of Birmingham develops revolutionary eye drops to treat age-related blindness

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a type of eye drop which could potentially revolutionise the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK. The results of the collaborative research, published in Investigative Opthamology and Visual Science , could spell the end of painful injections directly into the eye […]

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Book Blethers At The Mitchell!

Event: Book Blethers! Where: Glasgow Libraries‚Äô Resource Unit. The Mitchell Library, Granville Street entrance, G3 7DN) When: Wednesday 14 June 2017Times: Session 1 – 2.00 to 3.30 p.m.Session 2 – 4.00 to 5.30 p.m. Session 1: The theme for our second Book Blether is ‚ÄúA Good Story‚ÄĚ. Whether it‚Äôs a historical who done it, a […]

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Artlink information June to July 2017

Artlink information June to July 2017See below for gallery and library events designed for individuals with sight loss. Please make bookings directly with the venue. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kirsty at Artlink0131 229 3555 option 1 ¬†kirstypaterson@artlinkedinburgh.co.ukSensory Garden Tour – Descriptive tour and touch tour at Holyrood […]

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SITE Apps Club

Interested in the latest apps that make travel, cooking, recognising the colour of your clothes, reading and much more? ¬† If the answer if ‚ÄėYes‚Äô then why not take part in our monthly Apps Club – this month the Club meets on Wednesday 31 May in The Oasis Cafe, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow commencing 10:30. […]

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Scottish War Blinded New Centre

Scottish War Blinded‚Äôs are for all ex-service men and women, whether they lost their sight because of age, an accident or ill health, or during a military conflict. The charity is opening the Hawkhead Centre in Paisley, which will help military veterans from across the West of Scotland benefit from a wide range of specialist […]

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New Employment Programme From RNIB Scotland

Looking for work? Are You Blind or Partially Sighted? RNIB Scotland is offering the Work First Scotland programme to help you into work. They can help with confidence, training, work experience, CV building, interview skills, travel to work, and advise on workplace adaptations. For more information please contact either by email:ELC.Mailbox@rnib.org.ukor by phone:0131 657 8200

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Independence Day Paisley! – Latest Update

SITE Scotland, in conjunction with Sensory Impairment Services, Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership, are proud to bring you a state of the art technology event focusing on the latest in support for those with sight loss. Exhibitors at this free event include: Humanware – talking about the BrailleNote Touch and also the Prodigi Connect […]

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