SITE News

SITE Apps Club – New Meeting Time!

Please note the next meeting of the SITE Apps Club will take place on Wednesday 25th April in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow. Commencing 10:00 until 12noon (Enter from Granville Street where you will be met upon arrival). There will be a demonstration of the new Orcam.OrCam 2.0 is a redefined smart camera, it’s sleek, lightweight, more […]

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Budgeting for Equality : Have your say

What would you change if you were in charge? Communities are having more say in how some public money is spent, through ‘participatory budgeting’. Disabled people are a strong community in Glasgow with our own organisations and lots of ideas!   Come to our event and tell us what you would change to make Glasgow […]

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Glasgow Disability Alliance – “Future Visions: Dare to Dream!”

When:  Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 10am – 2.30pm (includes lunch)    (registration from 9.30am) Where: Doubletree by Hilton, Cambridge Street, Glasgow What: This half day Conference will launch GDA’s “Future Visions, Dare to Dream” Report including Findings and Recommendations; a premier of the Future Visions Film and a performance of GDA’s Purple Poncho Players. This event […]

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Visually Impaired Tour

 Glasgow International 2018   Thursday 3 May 2018 1.30pm – 5pm     Event Description:   Join us on Thursday 3 May for a descriptive tour of the Director’s Programme for our blind and visually impaired visitors as part of Glasgow International 2018.   Now in it’s eighth edition, the festival showcases Glasgow as a […]

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Artlink Information April – May 2018

    Please see below for gallery and library events designed for individuals with sight loss. Please make bookings directly with the venue. If you haveany questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kirsty at Artlink0131 229 3555 option 1  kirstypaterson@artlinkedinburgh.co.ukIn this issue:NOW, Descriptive Tour & Workshop, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art –Modern […]

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New Smart Glasses

At the world’s largest assistive technology fair, CSUN in San Diego,recentlythere were many high tech items on display.Among such technologies were some Smart glasses which help the visually impaired to see.   • NuEyes Pro from NuEyesNuEyes bill their smart glasses as an electronic visual prosthesis for people with low or no vision. The lightweight glasses […]

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new Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI) Scotland Form

From the beginning of April, there is a new form for registering people with vision impairments aged 16 and over.
 This new Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI) form, uses the terminology of ‘sight impaired’ or ‘severely sight impaired’ and replaces the old BP1 form.
This new form will hopefully provide local authorities and the Scottish Government […]

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SITE Apps Club Try The Buzzclip!

   Members of the SITE Apps Club tried a new wearable mobility tool for blind and partially sighted people at their recent meeting.The BuzzClip is a small and discreet wearable for people living with blindness or partial sight. The device uses ultrasound to detect obstacles that may lie directly in one’s path. It then notifies […]

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Apple Proposes New Accessibility Emojis

Unicode posted a proposal from Apple  recommending the addition of 13 disability-themed emoji to Unicode’s global character standard. New emoji proposed include a guide dog, woman with white cane, man with white cane and ear with hearing aid. The proposed emojis broadly cover four main categories – Blind and Low Vision, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, […]

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