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Student designs handheld robotic guide dog!

Student designs autonomous way-finding device for VI people

Inspired by virtual reality gaming consoles, Anthony Camu, a final year Industrial Design and Technology student has conceptualised and started to prototype ‘Theia’, a portable and concealable handheld device that guides users through outdoor environments and large indoor spaces with very little user input. In essence, it’s handheld robotic guide dog – minus the waggy tail.

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New extensions to Access to Work!

New extensions to Access to Work - fast-tracked funding - taxi fare support

You can get grant funding if you’re disabled and need support to work from home because of Covid-19, which can help pay for special equipment such as a screen reader or video remote interpreting or support worker services.

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Back to Uni: Q&A for Visually Impaired Students

Back to Uni Q and A for Visually Impaired Students

Back to Uni: Q&A for Visually Impaired Students. Look UK In collaboration with Thomas Pocklington Trust. In this Q&A we will be offering advice and support for all students heading to University this September. We know that many of you have questions and concerns about what life at Uni is going to be like in … Continue reading Back to Uni: Q&A for Visually Impaired Students

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New Interactive digital production “Flight Paths” from Extant

New Interactive digital production of Flight Paths from Extant

Extant are delighted to announce the premiere today of our new digital production Flight Paths, which will take you on a journey through old and contemporary tales of visually impaired travelling artists, inspired by the Goze – blind female performers of medieval Japan. The multisensory online experience features animation, interactive navigation, aerial movement, and integrated captions and audio description.

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215-mile ultra-marathon for Charity!

Woman completes 215-mile ultra-marathon for her Father & Charity!

A woman from St Annes in Lancashire came third in a virtual 215-mile ultra-marathon, crossing the finish line after 70 hours and raising over £3,000 for the charity that supports blind and partially sighted veterans, Blind Veterans UK.

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