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Access Barriers At Music Events

  A charity is asking people with disabilities to contribute to new online research about accessibility issues at live music events and nightclubs, and by acting as ‘mystery shoppers’ at gigs and events.The research is being conducted by the Attitude is Everything charity, which works to make live events more accessible for people with disabilities. […]

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New Law Will Ensure UK’S Public Websites Are ACcessible

September sees the introduction of UK laws on making public sector websites and mobile apps accessible, in line with a recent EU Directive. Campaigners hope that the changes will increase the number of accessible websites in the UK but are also concerned about the number of exemptions that have been allowed. From next month public […]

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Banks Fail Blind People

Banks are failing their customers who are blind or visually impaired by making it hard for them to access full services online. More than twenty years ago the advent of computers… Read more.

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Street advertising boards to be banned in Edinburgh

All on-street advertising boards will be banned from Edinburgh by the Autumn after councillors agreed to remove the “obstacles”. Members of the city council’s transport and environment committee unanimously agreed to a city-wide ban on the street clutter as an “equalities issue”. The committee heard from its equalities champion, Derek Howie, who spoke about his experience […]

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday 17 May marks the seventh annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion for people with different health conditions and impairments. We continue to do our part in supporting those with sight loss by attending and talking about accessibility […]

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Tactile Mapping System Project

At a recent meeting of the SITE Apps and Tech Club Robbie Beautyman, a final year student at Stirling University, provided a demonstration of an innovative tactile mapping system. An audio of the demonstration will be available soon but in the meantime here is what Robbie has provided us with on his prototype. Advances in GPS […]

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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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How Contact Lens Computers Could Help Those Who Are Partially Sighted See The Future

It’s predicted that, by 2021, contact lens computers will be a reality. A recent patent and detailed tech-spec for such a device by Sony (see video below) shows how every element of a computer  – from a screen to a battery and even a camera – can be condensed down to fit in a contact lens. […]

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SITE Apps Club February

The next meeting of the SITE Apps Club will take place on Wednesday 28 February, This will be in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow (Fairfield Room) from 10:30 until 12 noon. Enter from Granville Street where you will be met upon arrival. At the SITE Apps Club we strive to make it easier for you to […]

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