SITE News

Announcing VFO (Freedom Scientific) in Glasgow

In association with RUVI at the Mitchell Library, Sight and Sound Technology are delighted once again to be hosting Freedom Scientific, part of the VFO Group, at an event in Glasgow on Thursday 12th July. Join Eric Damery, Vice President of Software Product Management from VFO Group on an informative tour of what’s new in […]

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First Ever Audio Description Of Opera

You might be interested to know about the first ever audio described opera performance which takes place this Friday evening, 25 May at 7.15pm at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The American opera,¬†Street Scene¬†by Kurt Weill, is a story of everyday life in a big city – a story of love, passion, greed and death. […]

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PIP ASSESSORS BONUS ‚ÄėINCENTIVE TO RIDE ROUGHSHOD OVER CLAIMANTS

Frank Field, chair of the commons Work and Pensions committee has accused Atos of paying PIP assessors a bonus which amounts to The bonus scheme was designed to rush through thousands of extra assessments each month from at least March to June of last year. On top of a ¬£75 fee per case bonus, assessors […]

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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‚ÄĚ.¬†The committee heard from its equalities champion, Derek Howie, who spoke about his experience […]

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Visual Description Performance invitation and information

Ultimate Dancer‚Äôs premier performance of ‘For Now We See Through A Mirror, Darkly’ at the CCA, Glasgow. This performance may be of interest because it includes a Visual Description.‘For now we see through a mirror, darkly’ will be performed at The¬†Centre for Contemporary Arts,¬†350 Sauchiehall Street,¬†Glasgow G2 3JD ¬†on Tuesday 22 &¬†Wednesday¬†23 May at 7pmFurther […]

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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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SITE Apps and Tech Club

The meetings of the SITE Apps And Tech Club are held on the last Wednesday of each month and offer participants the opportunity to share information on apps and technology that help improve the lives of people with sight loss. Meetings are held at The Mitchell Library, Fairfield Room, Granville Street. Glasgow G3 7DR from […]

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Personal Independence Payment Videos

The Department for Work and Pensions has developed a series of short videos about PIP. The videos provide a clear and simple overview of the PIP claim process, so that people understand what to expect at each key stage and what they need to do when making a claim. There are five videos covering the […]

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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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