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OrCam – Breakthrough VI Tech!

OrCam Assistive Technology

The world’s most advanced wearable assistive technology solution for people who are blind or vision impaired.

We are lucky to live in a world where the advancements in technology are outstanding. There is a lot of work and research being done to find ways to improve life for partially-sighted and blind people. Reading and recognition devices are just some of the advancements being made. There are video magnifiers, screen readers, braille printers and more. But none are as compact and portable as the OrCam MyEye assistive technology device.

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Project that helps people get online to be extended after funding boost!

One Digital funding extended

One Digital is aiming to reach a further 40,000 people thanks to a £4 million grant

An initiative that helps people to improve their digital skills is being extended thanks to a sizeable grant.

One Digital is set to be extended for a further three years after receiving £4 million of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund.The project aims to get people online or to develop their basic digital skills through the help of Digital Champions, who have been trained to provide one-to-one support.

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Audio Games: Blind Gamers Twenty 20 Cricket Game and More!

Spoonbill Software Free s audio games for the vision impaired and Blind players

Mike Brace a Metro Blind Sport founder member, Ex-Paralympian and Metro Devil Cricket Team Player,  just sent a link and recommendation, for a Blind Cricket Audio game, Now you know that game is going to be good!

“Spoonbill Games have just sent a 20/20 cricket game where you can select your team ie Australia England etc and then choose whether you play against the computer or do it manually re how you bat etc. Good Fun! ”  – Mike Brace 

Blind Gamers Twenty 20 Cricket Game

Quick link to the Blind Gamers Twenty 20 Cricket  game : http://bit.ly/2m27nWx

Quick link to all Spoonbill Audio games: http://bit.ly/2m1QbAJ

Some more Audio game websites and links

  • Blindfold games  – Here is a link to another audio games website: http://bit.ly/2n20GsB  they have Free audio games up on itunes to download
  •  Audio Game Hub, which has some more audio games. Quick link here: http://bit.ly/2ifsx6d – once page has loaded, scroll down to get to the free audio games! looks like they have added blind Cricket too.  plus they have download for Android as well

Why not give them a try and  write a short review and Email Saul –  the Web manager and I can add these reviews here!

 

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

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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

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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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