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Amazon Smart Glasses

¬† Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their capabilities, according to a report in the FT. ¬† The newspaper says one or both of these products could […]

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Author Ian Rankin urges Scots to have an eye test

Author Ian Rankin urges Scots to have an eye testSource: Edinburgh Reporter 35% of Scots admit that they have eyes issues which they have not told their optician about, things such as black spots or being dazzled by bright lights. Just over one fifth have not had an eye test in the past two years […]

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UK contact lens users putting vision at risk with bad habits

There are 4.2 million contact lens wearers in the UK and while many look after their eyes and lenses, others, according to a new report are putting their eye health at risk by failing to follow basic contact lens care guidelines. ¬†Over two million people in the UK are currently affected by sight loss and […]

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Smartwatch for the visually impaired displays information in braille

¬† South Korean company Dot has developed a smartwatch that only displays information in braille, and is calling it a world first. Intended to help visually impaired people lead¬†independent and fulfilling lives, the¬†Dot Watch is a streamlined smart device that offers information without hassle.The design features a large circular face with a moving keyboard that […]

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National Eye Health Week

¬† This year’s National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will take place from 18 to 24 September 2017, promoting the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. ¬† Vision really matters. Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don‚Äôt know how to look after […]

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Researcher Needs your Help On Accessibility

I’m Maryam, I’m a PhD researcher in Architecture working on accessibility in the built environment for the visually impaired. The link below is to my questionnaire. The purpose of this investigation is to study the patterns of the visually impaired users visiting the retail and shopping industry in the UK, and the barriers and difficulties […]

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Launch Of new £10 note

¬† The new Bank of England ¬£10 note is launched today, Thursday 14 September, in England and Wales.The Bank of England note includes clusters of raised dots in the top left corner that will help people with poor vision to identify its denomination.It also features bold numbers and raised print.The new note is different in […]

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