News for vision impaired people
Topics covered include Blind and partially sighted Sports, Events, VI technology and VI campaigns.
Young People’s Project – 29 Jan
Are you between 18-30 with a visual impairment? Do you live in Merton or surrounding areas? Would you like to attend a social group outside your working hours?
If your answers to the above questions are yes, then why not attend our focus group to help us make this happen? This is a new project Merton Vision are running, but we need you to tell us what you want! call Sophie Camara on: 07792 395894
BBC River Walks with Amar Latif
Amar Latif – BBC River Walks An episode of BBC’s ‘River Walks’ will be presented by Traveleyes Founder and Director Amar Latif and will air at 7.30pm on Monday 10th December on BBC One. The episode will be available on the BBC iPlayer shortly after.Continue Reading
AR to help guide the blind
Augmented reality technology gives objects “voices,” enabling a vision-impaired person to hear what is in their surroundings. Soon, the blind might have some navigational help, thanks to Caltech researchers who have combined augmented reality hardware and computer vision algorithms to develop software that enables objects to “talk.” Worn as a portable headset, the technology translates the optical world into plain English audio. The device could one day be made available in banks, grocery stores, museums, and other locations, to help blind people make their way through unfamiliar spaces.Continue Reading
Performing Arts Workshop – Extant!
VICTA is teaming up with Extant, Britain’s leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired people, to provide a workshop day for 14-17 year olds during the February half term.Continue Reading
MSSC Christmas Get-Together
Come and play Giant Jenga, or try to overthrow our resident Connect 4 Champion, or just relax and enjoy a chat with a drink and some tasty nibbles, and perhaps pull a Christmas cracker or two!Continue Reading