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Assistive Technology Focus Group!

Assistive Technology Focus Group 5 March RSVP by Fri 28 Feb

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.

Event Details

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 darren.paskell@pocklington-trust.org.uk 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.

 

Assistive Technology Focus Group!

Assistive Technology Focus Group 5 March RSVP by Fri 28 Feb
Venue:
The Pocklington Hub, 4th Floor, Entrance D Tavistock House South, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9LG
Time:
12.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Phone:
Date:
05th March 2020
Cost:
FREE - participants will receive a £5 Amazon Gift Voucher.


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.

Event Details

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 darren.paskell@pocklington-trust.org.uk 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.

 

Journey-making focus group!

RNIB, Guide Dogs and London Vision Journey-Making focus group

RNIB, Guide Dogs and London Vision: Journey-Making focus group!

RNIB, London Vision and Guide Dogs Campaigns are holding a focus group on journey-making and getting around. The purpose of the travel focus group is for us to discuss some of the barriers which blind and partially sighted people encounter when travelling around. The personal experiences we discuss will be used to help us to explain the issues to policy- and decision-makers, so they better understand the importance of making streets and transport more accessible.

Event Details

The focus group will be taking place on 29 November from 10 am to 1 pm at RNIB 105 Judd Street, WC1H 9NE. Please email Karishma.shah@rnib.org.uk to RSVP.

Is this travel focus group something you would like to take part in?

We want to hear from you if:

  • You are blind or partially sighted,
  • You are able to travel independently, but feel frustrated by the barriers that prevent you from making all the journeys you want to without assistance,
  • You are affected by some of the topic areas covered below,
  • You are happy to share your personal experiences of journey-making with us and more widely to help us to campaign for change.

At the focus group, some of the key topic areas we aim to cover include:

  1. Kerbs (Detectable Footways, Cycleways and Roads);
  2. Shared Use Areas and Pathways;
  3. Shared Space;
  4. Cycling and Cycleways;
  5. Hybrid and Electric Vehicles and EV Charging Points;
  6. Access to Bus Stops (Bus Stop Bypasses and Bus Stop Borders);
  7. Dockless Bikes and pavement obstructions
  8. E-bikes,
  9. Micro-mobility (e-scooters, e-skateboards, hoverboards, Segways, go-peds),
  10. Underground access.
  11. Access to taxis