Thomas Pocklington Trust and London Vision cordially invite you to share your experiences of assistive technologies and ideas for future innovation at a focus group which will be held at the Pocklington Hub in central London on Thursday 5 March.
The purpose of the focus group is to discuss some of the current barriers which blind and partially sighted people experience when travelling independently and when controlling their home environments.
We want to hear from you if:
- You are blind or partially sighted.
- You are happy to share your personal experiences of wearable and home-integrated assistive technologies.
- You are interested in or have opinions on the role technology should play in designing more inclusive and independent futures for blind and partially sighted people.
The focus group will take place on Date: Thursday 5th March from Time: 12 pm – 2 pm
Location – The Pocklington Hub, 4th Floor, Entrance D Tavistock House South, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9LG
Drinks and snacks will be provided, and participants will receive a £5 Amazon Gift Voucher. There are limited spaces available which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before close of play on Friday 28 February.
At the focus group, some of the key topic areas we wish to cover include:
- Current use of assistive technologies
- Perception through audio vs. vibrotactile.
- Interactive brainstorming session of future assistive technologies.
- Testing and feedback of the first stage prototypes.
Sophie Horrocks is currently studying her MA and MSc in Global Innovation Design at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. She is a human-centred designer working on developing an assistive technology to improve independence and communication, both indoors and outdoors, for blind and partially sighted people using radar technology.
The personal experiences and ideas shared at this focus group will be used to inform the development of an assistive technology prototype – ensuring that the end product can create the biggest possible impact.