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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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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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