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WAF Presents: Gerard McDermott!

Working Age Forum Presents: Gerard McDermott Actor 4 March!

Working Age Forum Presents Gerard McDermott Actor!

London Vision is delighted to present actor Gerard McDermott as the speaker at our March event. Gerard has worked as an actor in theatre, television and radio for 30 years.

Event details

Date: 4 March  Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Venue: The Pocklington Hub, Tavistock House South Entrance D, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LG
Reserve your place:  email: waf.london@londonvision.org
Contact: Liam O’Carroll on: 07970 231 583
His theatre work has taken him to many corners of the globe from Denmark to the USA and Iceland to Brazil. His many roles in television and radio have seen him join the venerated list of actors to have appeared in such institutions as Eastenders, the Archers and Downton Abbey. Some of his most recent appearances were in Vera and Casualty.

Come along and hear how Gerard’s visual impairment influences and is influenced by the different challenges of theatre, television and radio; find out what access technology continues to play a part in his work; discover what additional stratagems he has had to employ in this fiercely competitive and often discriminatory industry.

We can offer assistance from Euston and Euston Square stations for those who request it, to reserve your place for the event please email: waf.london@londonvision.org
Please RSVP no later than Wednesday 26 February.

If you have any issues on the evening, please contact Liam O’Carroll on:
07970 231 583

 

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.

 

WAF Presents: Gerard McDermott!

Working Age Forum Presents: Gerard McDermott Actor 4 March!
Venue:
The Pocklington Hub, Tavistock House South Entrance D, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LG
Time:
6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Phone:
07970 231 583
Date:
04th March 2020
Cost:
Free


Working Age Forum Presents Gerard McDermott Actor!

London Vision is delighted to present actor Gerard McDermott as the speaker at our March event. Gerard has worked as an actor in theatre, television and radio for 30 years.

Event details

Date: 4 March  Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Venue: The Pocklington Hub, Tavistock House South Entrance D, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LG
Reserve your place:  email: waf.london@londonvision.org
Contact: Liam O’Carroll on: 07970 231 583His theatre work has taken him to many corners of the globe from Denmark to the USA and Iceland to Brazil. His many roles in television and radio have seen him join the venerated list of actors to have appeared in such institutions as Eastenders, the Archers and Downton Abbey. Some of his most recent appearances were in Vera and Casualty.

Come along and hear how Gerard’s visual impairment influences and is influenced by the different challenges of theatre, television and radio; find out what access technology continues to play a part in his work; discover what additional stratagems he has had to employ in this fiercely competitive and often discriminatory industry.

We can offer assistance from Euston and Euston Square stations for those who request it, to reserve your place for the event please email: waf.london@londonvision.org
Please RSVP no later than Wednesday 26 February.

If you have any issues on the evening, please contact Liam O’Carroll on:
07970 231 583

 

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