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Vorail app – free communication app based on voice messages

Vorail app - free communication app based on voice messages

A free communication app based on voice messages is proving popular with blind and visually impaired users, and has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to help expand its community. Users of the Vorail app communicate by recording questions or thoughts as short voice messages, which are available for other users to listen to and reply. Users just need to set up a basic profile, without any photos or images. Download Vorail for free at the Apple iOS App Store: http://eab.li/1p

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Metro Free Tandem Cycling – 20 places book by 15 July!

Free Metro Tandem Cycling

Metro Free Tandem Cycling – 20 places book by 15 July! Please contact Email: Roy Smith or call 07803 288083 By the 15th July to register your interest.

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A Huge Thank You to all our Officials, Volunteers at the 40th Metro ‘Anniversary Athletics Open’ 2016

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This year’s Athletics open was amazing, athletes strived and achieved personal bests, while new participants learned new Sports from the Pros at the Festival. The atmosphere was awesome and never faltered even at the end of the day when the thunder and rain pelted down in the 5000m, We got Heroic performances from the athletes, officials and volunteers.

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What do five wheelchair users, two amputees, and people with various health conditions have in common?

UK active Matrix Flame awards 2016

What do five wheelchair users, two amputees, and people with various health conditions have in common? They are all qualified fitness professionals who are attending the 2016 UK active Matrix Flame Awards on 29th June in Telford.

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SENSORY PHOTOGRAPHY: blind photographers workshop – 23 July!

SENSORY PHOTOGRAPHY Sat 23 July The Photographers Gallery

Join photographer Gina Badenoch for this practical workshop that encourages participants to draw on a range of senses to make photographs. The workshop stems from Badenoch’s experience in working with Blind photographers and will involve a series of exercises related to mindfulness and use of all the senses to produce photographs through both independent and group work. For general enquiries please contact our Information Desk +44 (0)20 7087 9300

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