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eSight version 3!

eSight glasses version3

The eye wear technology company, eSight, has launched the third generation of its hands-free glasses that provide instant sight and mobility for those with impaired vision. According to Jeff Fenton, director of outreach and communications for the company, the eSight 3 model delivers a sleeker, smaller and more affordable option.

 

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What is the Access Card?

Access Card

What is the Access Card?

Information, Evidence, Discounts and Opportunities for Disabled People
The Access Card is a card like no other, we translate your disability / impairment into symbols which highlight the barriers you face and the reasonable adjustments you might need.

This then informs providers quickly and discreetly about the support you need and may gain you access to things like concessionary ticket prices and complex reasonable adjustments without having to go into loads of personal detail.
Its all based on your rights under the Equality Act and providers responsibilities.

All for just £15 for 3 years!

Apply for a Card

large image of the demo Access card
The Access Card contains symbols related to your needs and is accepted as proof of disability and more at venues across the country

What Customers say…

  • The card would be a useful tool, to save me the time and humiliation of having to explain everything – often to people who don’t have time, or are in a noisy environment so I have to shout!
  • I want to attend gigs, but can’t do it if I’m not able to sit or have to queue to get in.
  • I have been asking for something like this for years. My disability is not always visible so I have to go through the embarrassment of explaining my personal health problems to complete strangers who sometimes don’t even believe me. I’m hoping this card will be recognised everywhere, as it will change my life!
  • I believe having something that is discreet and accepted will make things easier. I’ve tried a variety of places to find out about “registered disabled” and how to get classified only to find out that it doesn’t actually exist. A person shouldn’t have to carry paperwork with all kinds of personal information around with them just in case they need to get someone to understand they need help.
  • I am often in situations where I need to provide evidence of a disability, usually using proof of receipt of DLA. However this award has nothing to do with the reason for the need.  A card which can be carried in a wallet and which relates to the need would seem ideal.
logo of some of providers who are linked into access card
Some of the providers working to integrate the Access card into their systems for disabled customers… an ever increasing list

History

certified social enterprise logo

Nimbus Disability, created the Access Card and its associated Quality Assurance Scheme CredAbility.

Nimbus is a Social Enterprise set up by disabled people in 2006 to provide advice and guidance to organisations on how best to meet disabled people’s needs in line with what was then the Disability Discrimination Act.

Over the years Nimbus has worked with a wide range of different companies each facing their own issues with regard to working with disabled people.

Long story short: we married our experience of working with companies and for disabled people; eventually coming  up with what we call ‘the bits in the middle’: CredAbility and The Access Card!

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The New Kindle e-book reader by Amazon, becomes accessible!

original article from blind.tech  

The New Kindle is finally accessible!

Lighter, thinner, more ergonomic and now also available in white, the new Kindle, has all the features to be the perfect combination of ease of use and, above all, accessibility. With its latest device, Amazon adds Bluetooth technology, a first for Kindle devices.

As reported by Fortune magazine, the new e-book reader can read ebook text aloud when connected to Bluetooth headphones or speakers. There is only one problem: the Kindle screen reader feature is only available in English and it is not clear yet when additional languages will be available.

On NvApple – a technology and accessibility blog for the blind – Alessio Lenzi shares his experience with the new Kindle and relates his dismay at the realization of VoiceView’s availability only in English.

International Kindle users are keenly awaiting the Kindle upgrade that will add more languages to the screen-reader. In the meantime, they might still use the latest Kindle to improve their English proficiency…

Solutions to Everyday Living! 6th Sept – RNIB

Solutions to Everyday Living! 6th Sept - Action for Blind people and the RNIB
Venue:
Lower Ground Floor, RNIB 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE
Time:
10.00am - 3.00pm
Phone:
0207 391 2151
Date:
06th September 2016
Cost:
Free


Solutions to Everyday Living!

Do you have a sight problem and need help with accessing printed material, a computer or a mobile phone? If the answer is YES, then come to this event where you will find:

  • First hand help from experts in Access Technology
  • Demonstrations/Exhibition of the latest Video magnifiers, Reading scanners, Note-takers, keyboards, Braille displays,
  • Accessing Smart phones and tablets
  • Advice on in-built accessibility features

Event details
Date: 6 September 2016
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Lower Ground Floor, RNIB 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE

Register your interest online: http://bit.ly/24Wp2R7
Or complete the attached form and bring it on the day.

Download form: http://bit.ly/2bl2Xrb

Please be advised that we are now asking you to complete the registration in advance in order to avoid delays at arrival and to facilitate a faster access to the floor.

For more info contact Paresh Jotangia at Action for Blind People London and the South East Office; Tel: 0207 391 2151 Email Action london

Paresh Jotangia
Access Technology Co-ordinator
Action for Blind People

Working together with the RNIB
105 Judd Street ,LondonWC1H 9NE
Tel: 020 7391 2187
Mob: 07703 715969
Fax: 020 7391 2195

Assistive & Inclusive Home Technology: A guide for people with sight loss

Assistive & Inclusive Home Technology: A guide for people with sight loss - TPT

 original article from TPT research team’s newsletter

A new Guide on Assistive and Inclusive Home Technology claims that recent technological advances are creating solutions to everyday challenges for people with sight loss.

Launched  by Thomas Pocklington Trust, the cutting-edge Guide covers a broad range of high- and low-tech products used for a variety of activities around the home, from online shopping and reading to health and fitness.

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