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Using Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts

  If you’re used to web-based keyboard shortcuts, a lot of this will seem intuitive, but if not here’s a quick decoder for all of these cryptic-sounding functions. Don’t worry: it’s actually pretty straightforward and if you use a screen reader its a accessible too! Navigating and Interacting With TweetsFirst things first: you need to […]

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Orcam Demonstrations Edinburgh and Glasgow

The OrCam MyEye is a wearable device designed specifically for people who are blind or visually Impaired. Simple gestures prompt the device to read printed text, recognise friends, distinguish between money notes and other items and even distinguish different colours. The OrCam MyEye gives independence and privacy.Due to the OrCam’s discreet miniature size, not only […]

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Take part in a lens implant trial

Magnifying telescopic lens implants, called intraocular telescopes, have been available privately for a number of years for late stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). However, there is a lack of evidence on how safe they are and how well they help improve vision and quality of life. The OriLens intraocular telescope is a few millimetres in […]

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Teenage Trilogy – An Accessible Theatre Show

Glasgow Life has informed us about an accessible performance of a new dance theatre show which comes to the Tramway next month. Teenage Trilogy, by the innovative young company Curious Seed, is for anyone who has ever been a teenager – so the producers are very keen to ensure it is as accessible as possible. […]

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Why spending time outdoors could help your child’s eyesight

While there isn’t much research out there yet about the impact of tablet and phone screens on eyesight experts are concerned about growing levels of short-sightedness in children. And they suggest the best thing parents can do to prevent it is to encourage youngsters to spend more time outdoors in the sunlight. There has been […]

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Samsung’s Glasses Bring Smarter Vision

Samsung’s Relúmĭno glasses bring smarter vision for partially sighted people A new smart visual aid that’s going to be on show at CES 2018 in Las Vegas next week promise to help visually impaired people see television that little bit better.The glasses build on the Relúmĭno app that Samsung demoed at Mobile World Congress in […]

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Fake Eyeballs Thrown On To Football Pitch

It is fair to say that a lot of visually impaired people are fairly thick skinned and can also laugh at sight related incidents. However, at the recent derby game between Dunfermline Athletic and Falkirk the Falkirk fans stooped to unacceptable behaviour.A section of Falkirk supporters threw false eyes on to the pitch and chanted […]

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Access To Work

SITE participated, along with other disability charities, at a recent discussion on concerns about Access to Work (ATW) as; service providers, services users, managers and employers. This kind of forum is invaluable to allow us to find common ground and help identify solutions to ensure this fantastic service continues to provide much needed support to […]

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