Monthly Archives: May 2016

Switching insurance, consider give as you live.

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A great way to raise funds for YCSS if you are considering switching insurance. Give as you switch

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Low Vision Drop in day

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There will be a low vision drop in day here at Dean Road Scarborough on Wednesday 1st June, 11 am to 3 pm. Come along to meet the staff and explore some of the latest products and technologies for blind and partially sighted people.

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Survey for VI

Hi everyone the link below will take you to Survey Monkey, where you can take part in a survey on Audio description usage. Survey Monkey, Survey on audio description

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IMac has arrived

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Here we have Gillian Steele trying out the IMac at YCSS.  A great addition due to its built in accessibility features.  We have added a large text keyboard to compliment it since this picture was taken.  Adding Mac to our Windows systems and Android/Apple tablets means we can offer a wider range of assistance to… Continue Reading IMac has arrived

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Wayfindr – audio wayfinding

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Wayfindr has just published a working draft of the world’s first standard for audio wayfinding using wireless technology, along with a demonstration mobile app. Wireless beacons are strategically placed and used in conjunction with an app for a mobile phone which  can give you directions within a building.  Very useful for large buildings like Airports… Continue Reading Wayfindr – audio wayfinding

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Hunmanby needs your help

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Hunmanby is organising a Queen’s Street Party on Sunday 12th June, they particularly need qualified First Aiders. If you would like to be involved as a steward or general helper, or know anyone else who would, please get in touch. Contact Carl Sellars, the event organiser on 07912 845 709 or email carlsellars@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

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Seeing with your ears

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How can soundtracks for people who are visually impaired be made more engaging.  Audio description is used by many to fill in the missing information when watching TV, or cinema. This interactive talk by York University in conjunction with Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, will introduce you to the history of sound design and accessibility in film… Continue Reading Seeing with your ears

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Hazardous hedges, Please Share

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It is that time of year where everything is growing, please spare a thought for anyone using a long cane to navigate.  THEY CANNOT SEE OR FEEL THINGS AT HEAD HIGHT.  Please check your hedges for overhanging growth, brambles can be particularly nasty.  Although this particular image was set up, the hedge does exist and… Continue Reading Hazardous hedges, Please Share

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Haptic footwear

Would you wear insoles that vibrate and help to guide you?  Click the link for more information. Lechal’s haptic footwear could help the visually impaired

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Visually impaired but still riding bikes

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A few more of pictures from the Tour de Yorkshire on Sunday  

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