Monthly Archives: August 2016

Store Cards

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Please don’t forget Give as you live, if you are getting a store card like Tesco, PC world and M&S you can earn money for our charity.  

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Useful Apps

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Many people use technology to assist where sight is a problem.  Adding useful applications (apps)  to phones and tablets to help with day to day things that sighted folk take for granted. KNFB reader is one such app, available for IOS and Android phones, it changes most printed material into spoken words. Just gradually raise… Continue Reading Useful Apps

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Without the internet, I would not be me.

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How technology Impacts on the day to day life of one visually impaired woman. Without the internet I would not be me

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Intrepid explorer

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Member John Langford has sent in some pictures from Cambodia.  John comes in to #ycssscarborough for tuition on his IPad. Visual impairment is not holding John back…well done John.  

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Filey Macular Society visit

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Yesterday YCSS had a visit from the Filey Macular Society. YCSS Whitby group combined with eight Filey Macular Society members to make the centre very busy place. Having been given a tour of our facilities including the computer room where many questions were answered, everyone settled down for lunch. A good day was had by… Continue Reading Filey Macular Society visit

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I phone Siri

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For those of you with Apple devices,  Siri and Voiceover can be a godsend.  Problem is there are hundreds of voice commands.  Below are two links to two web site that lists many of the commands you can use. Like many things Apple they are American, so expect the odd ones to be specific to… Continue Reading I phone Siri

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Nat West Banking App

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Nat west have re designed their banking app so it is easier for visually impaired to use.  Checkout the BBC website link below to listen to/watch a video. BBC business  

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YCSS re launch

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In 1935 four local gentlemen got together and formed Scarborough Society for the Welfare of the Blind, in 1992 this society was re named Scarborough Blind and Partially Sighted Society. As part of a whole new look and feel (Website, Facebook, e mail, colour scheme) Scarborough Blind Society has been re named again as Yorkshire coast… Continue Reading YCSS re launch

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