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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.

 

BBS UCLan & TPT Research Together!

BBS UCLan & TPT Research Together

BRITISH BLIND SPORT PARTNER WITH UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE AND THOMAS POCKLINGTON TRUST FOR IMPORTANT CHILDREN RESEARCH PIECE

Original post by  britishblindsport.org.uk

British Blind Sport is pleased to announce a year-long partnership with Thomas Pocklington Trust and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to undertake research investigating the physical development rates of children with sight loss compared to their sighted peers.

The research project will explore whether any link exists between a child’s sight levels and physical health levels, including measuring motor skills. It will also look to identify the key reasons that explain any quantifiable differences. Finally, our research will aim to identify the impact that reduced physical health or motor skills rates may have on a child’s individual mental wellbeing.

The partnership between British Blind Sport and UCLan will aim to demonstrate the impact of sight loss on children through various research methods, namely literature reviews, physical development and motor competence research with participants, wellbeing questionnaires, interviews with families and interviews with sector professionals.

British Blind Sport is excited to be embarking on this research partnership, and confident that the results will prove valuable to all stakeholders who support people with visual impairments, especially those in the sport and sight loss sectors.

This research partnership is vital to not only measuring the suspected development differences, but also understanding why those differences occur. The project’s findings will provide much needed evidence to inform future interventions and ensure any inequalities can be reduced.

Matt Reeves, from the University of Central Lancashire said, “This is a fantastic opportunity to better understand how visual impairment and the development of motor competences potentially impact physical activity levels and the subsequent influence this has on social and mental wellbeing. This is a hugely important issue to better understand and we are pleased to be helping BBS drive forward such important work.”

Alison Oliver, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Projects, said: “We are very pleased to be supporting this research. It is so important that blind and partially sighted children are given the best opportunities to engage in activities that support their mental and physical wellbeing and this research will help shape the delivery of future services and interventions that support this.”

Logan Gray, National Partnerships Manager at British Blind Sport said: “We are extremely excited to be working with the University of Central Lancashire and TPT to undertake this important research to develop greater understanding of the potential impact that sight loss can have on the physical development and mental wellbeing of children. It will go a long way to informing the direction of our projects in the future, and helping us to understand the developmental needs of blind and partially sighted young people.”

For more information about the partnership, please contact support@britishblindsport.org.uk

 

Free Zumba Taster 26 Feb!

Free Zumba Classes at the TPT Hub
Venue:
Thomas Pocklington Trust (the Hub)
Entrance D Tavistock House South, Tavistock Square, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9LG
Time:
5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Phone:
0333 772 0956 M: 7852 886 100
Date:
26th February 2019
Cost:
Free


We are now running weekly classes and are also offering Free February VI Zumba Tasters every Tuesday throughout February, so book now!

Shabnam Shiad has joined our classes for the first time and after just three weeks, she tells us,

“I don’t mind travelling as far as I do, to go to a class where I feel so happy and energetic, during and after!” 

We are so glad you feel that way Shabnum, and we really hope to be able to spread across London in the near future.

Event details

When: Every Tuesday

Where: Thomas Pocklington Trust (Also known as Pocklington Hub)

Time: 5:30 to 7:00pm

To Book: Call our landline on 0333 772 0956, our mobile on 07852 886 100 or email connect@illuminatefreedom.org

 

Free Zumba – 19 & 26 Feb!

Free Zumba Classes at the TPT Hub
Venue:
Thomas Pocklington Trust (the Hub)
Entrance D Tavistock House South, Tavistock Square, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9LG
Time:
5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Phone:
0333 772 0956 M: 7852 886 100
Date:
19th February 2019
Cost:
Free


We are now running weekly classes and are also offering Free February VI Zumba Tasters every Tuesday throughout February, so book now!

Shabnam Shiad has joined our classes for the first time and after just three weeks, she tells us,

“I don’t mind travelling as far as I do, to go to a class where I feel so happy and energetic, during and after!” 

We are so glad you feel that way Shabnum, and we really hope to be able to spread across London in the near future.

Event details

When: Every Tuesday

Where: Thomas Pocklington Trust (Also known as Pocklington Hub)

Time: 5:30 to 7:00pm

To Book: Call our landline on 0333 772 0956, our mobile on 07852 886 100 or email connect@illuminatefreedom.org