Monthly Archives: July 2016

Accessible bank notes

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It can be a challenge handling cash if you’re blind or partially sighted, as it can be difficult to tell the difference between notes.  From September this year a new £5 notes will come into circulation. This new note has NO accessibility features which helps identify it.  2017 sees the £10 with accessibility features followed by a… Continue Reading Accessible bank notes

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Sonar Glasses!

Found this on an American website, Sonar Glasses.  Helps to identify items above the long cane swept area that you could walk into.  Seems to me we are getting a few ideas in the same area, the Ultracane and the  Buzz Clip work along similar principles.

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Facebook is trying

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Facebook are now trying to make their site more accessible; they have aready started with the use of artificial intelligence to try to describe pictures automattically. Below are some quotes from the article “According to the World Health Organisation, about 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired, and of those, around 39 million are fully… Continue Reading Facebook is trying

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New lapel badge

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As part of our re branding from Scarborough Blind Society to Yorkshire Cast Sight Support (YCSS) we now have for sale lapel badges. Designed by our IT tutor, and based on the charity logo the attached photo does not do it justice. It has a shiny chrome boundary with our new name and 1935, the… Continue Reading New lapel badge

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