SITE News

Baking blind!

‘You don’t have to be blind to cook but it helps: extra sounds and smells, touch and tastes!’ That’s the introduction on the website of penny melville-brown OBE, who was a WRNS officer before blindness ended her career. Cooking is yet another daily task that many people take for granted. Having sight loss can make […]

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Talking ATMs launched at all branches of major UK bank

Santander has announced talking ATMs for blind and visually impaired customers across all of its UK branches.   Many banks offer talking ATMs at some branches, but Santander’s move makes it the first bank to offer the service at every one of its UK outlets – around 1,400. In May, HSBC launched 1,500 talking cash […]

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New Customer Services App To Help People With Disabilities

A new app-based system has been launched that aims to “shake up” the customer service industry across shops, banks and other venues.   The Welcome app lets people with disabilities tell shops and venues of their arrival, so that staff can provide tailored assistance suited to their condition.   Designed by assistive technology company Neatebox, […]

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Samsung Gear VR app

Samsung C-Lab has launched Relumino, a Gear VR app that uses augmented reality to compensate for vision problems. It can magnify the picture or adjust the contrast of what you’re looking at if it’s just a question of clarity, but it can also remap your field of view (to deal with blind spots or tunnel […]

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Braille bills to visual interpreters – how tech assists the blind

BT introduced the first braille telephone bills for blind customers 26 years ago this month, making it much easier for those with sight disabilities to understand their monthly rates.At the same time BT also made it possible to order bills with large print as an aid to partially sighted customers. Since then, technology has been […]

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FREE: Transitions event for parents & carers of young disabled people

Glasgow Disability Alliance  has provided details of a free Transitions event for parents & carers of young disabled people.   This will take place on Friday 1st September, 10am – 3.30pm (Drop in and timed sessions) Free lunch and refreshments provided. Free workshops! Timed – please book in advance. Self Directed Support: making sense of […]

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SITE Apps Club

  Interested in the latest accessible apps? Then why not join the Apps Club on Facebook. To join the apps club you just have to search Facebook for SiteAppsClub all one word and then you can select it from the results and send a request to join.   The next meeting of the SITE Apps […]

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Broadcast Production Skills Course

Do you live in a GHA housein the North West area of Glasgow?(Drumchapel, Knightswood, Peterson Park, Temple, Netherton, Shafton,Blairdardie, Anniesland, Summerston, Acre, Lambhill or Milton) Are you Unemployed and over 18?Do you want new challenges and skills?Do you want to realise your potential?If you’ve got it in you, with an enthusiasmfor broadcasting, we want to […]

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SuperNova 16.05 is available now…

What’s new? DocReader will now instantly word wrap and scroll long texts using your preferred font size, so there’s no need to cursor or click your way through long documents. Try the faster, smoother reading experience in documents, web pages and emails using CAPS LOCK + NUM PAD PLUS (or Shift + Alt + D […]

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Orcam Ayrshire Roadshows!

OrCam, the worlds most advanced                                              Award Winning mobile artificial visual aid designed to assist the Blind and Visually Impaired is coming to AyrshireTo coincide with the launch of OrCam Version 8 and the introduction of the […]

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