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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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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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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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