Monthly Archives: April 2016

Or Cam

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We have just had a demonstration of Or Cam, a wearable computer with a small video camera. Designed to clip on to glasses, the camera tracks the users finger and then reads out whatever is behind the finger via a small speaker that is with the camera.  It is a very impressive piece of kit that… Continue Reading Or Cam

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Tuition

Here at Yorkshire Coast Sight Support (YCSS) we have an IT tutor with can assist with :- Advice on specialist software One to one tuition at the recource centre on Dean Road Many areas can be covered including Keyboard short cuts for programmes I pad and I phone tuition Windows 7 and 10 tuition I… Continue Reading Tuition

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Receptionist needed

Yorkshire Coast Sight Support in Scarborough North Yorkshire are in need of a receptionist, please view the link to download more information. Job specification

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Spa break and fund raise?

Treat a member of your family to a day at the spa, book @Spabreaks via @Giveasyoulive & raise money for us too.  You benefit and we at YCSS do too.  Follow the link below https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/ycss/_stores/spabreaks  

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Podcasts

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For those members using Podcasts, you could search for and subscribe to “BBC ouch” and “Disability now” for topical informative discussion.  If you find other useful sites let me know. Both have web pages and Facebook presence if you prefer,  but podcasts of recent discussions  are easy to download and listen to. BBC ouch Disability… Continue Reading Podcasts

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YCA East Ayton talk

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YCSS member Annette Witney did a sterling job introducing Yorkshire Coast Sight Support and recounted her experience on a fundraising zip slide and abseil.  We are proud of you. Garry continued with an illustrated talk on what YCSS does, living with visual impairment and how technology is helping people with sight loss. The presentation was… Continue Reading YCA East Ayton talk

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Update On Brewery Visit

The best evenings for the brewery are Tuesday or Wednesday. The evening is normally 3 hours and we can arrive any time after 18:00. Picking up and dropping off (points to be arranged once we know numbers etc) the brewery tour and two half pints of beer in the bar afterwards. The visit is open… Continue Reading Update On Brewery Visit

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Facebook and I phone

Facebook has rolled out a new feature which uses artificial intelligence to scan a picture in a post, recognise objects and create a text description. The feature is available immediately on the Facebook for iPhone app as long as users have Apple’s built-in screen reader VoiceOver enabled. Anyone tried it? http://mobilesyrup.com/2016/04/06/facebooks-iphone-app-is-helping-blind-people-see/

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Wold Top Brewery Visit

Very shortly we will be arranging a visit to Wold Top Brewery for our members.  Tickets are £15 and include transport to the brewery and a couple of drinks at the bar, (driver excluded) Further details to follow, to register interest please e mail  mysight@ycss.org.uk or ring the resource centre on 01723 354417. Our minibus… Continue Reading Wold Top Brewery Visit

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Going on holiday?

If you are planning a holiday consider using Give as you live and Lastminute.com to benefit your chosen charity. Book online your summer break @Lastminute_com via @GiveasyouLive & raise a free donation for us www.giveasyoulive.com/join/ycss/_stores/lastminute #DealsThatDonate

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