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Sight & Sound Webinar on Louie Voice – 10 Feb!

Sight and Sound webinar on Louie Voice Control App - 10 Feb

Sight and Sound Webinar on Louie Voice – 10 Feb!

Sight and Sound is delighted to welcome Pramit Bhargava, founder of Louie Voice to their next Webinar Wednesday session, taking place at 2:00 pm on Wednesday 10th February.

Imagine being able to fully control popular Apps and phone functionality with just voice commands!

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In conversation with Mike Brace – TPT Webinar – 4 Nov

In conversation with Mike Brace - TPT Webinar 4 November 2020

original post by https://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk

On 2 Nov 1960, aged Ten, Mike Brace picked up a firework concealed in a bottle which exploded in his face.

In the following sixty years since losing his sight, he represented Britain at cross-country skiing in six Winter Paralympics, three World Championships and two European Championships. He was instrumental in founding Metro Blind Sport, British Blind Sport, the British Ski Club for the Disabled, the Judo Foundation, Vision 2020 UK and was part of the bid team and organising committee of London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

Join Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) on Wednesday 4th November 5 pm – 6 pm as we chat to Mike about his life, work and trusteeships across multiple organisations, sectors and decades.

Registration closes at 4 pm on 4 November.

 

You will have the opportunity to ask Mike questions about the challenges he faced and how he overcame these, his sporting legacy and what advice he has for prospective trustees.  If you would like to submit your question in advance please email: communications@pocklington-trust.org.uk

About Mike Brace CBE, DL

Mike Brace standing waiting to give out awards at the 2019 AGM
Mike Brace standing waiting to give out awards at the 2019 AGM

Former Paralympic skier, social worker and leader of disabled charities, Mike served as Chairman of the British Paralympic Association and was awarded an OBE in 2005 and a CBE in 2009 for Services to Disabled Sport. He was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of London in 2016.

He has written two books and is an active after dinner speaker through which he has raised more than £750,000 for various charities.

Registration closes at 4 pm on 4 November.

 

Hassan Khan explores the last 47 years of Metro blind sport with Roy Smith and Mike Brace -Youtube Podcast

 

Mike Brace: RNIB Lifetime Award

 

 

In conversation with Mike Brace – TPT Webinar – 4 Nov

In conversation with Mike Brace - TPT Webinar 4 November 2020
Venue:
Zoom Webinar with Thomas Pocklington Trust
Time:
5.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Phone:
020 8995 0880
Date:
04th November 2020
Cost:
Free


original post by https://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk

On 2 Nov 1960, aged ten, Mike Brace picked up a firework concealed in a bottle which exploded in his face.

In the following sixty years since losing his sight he represented Britain at cross-country skiing in six Winter Paralympics, three World Championships and two European Championships. He was instrumental in founding Metro Blind Sport, British Blind Sport, the British Ski Club for the Disabled, the Judo Foundation, Vision 2020 UK and was part of the bid team and organising committee of London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

Join Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) on Wednesday 4th November 5 pm – 6 pm as we chat to Mike about his life, work and trusteeships across multiple organisations, sectors and decades.

Registration closes at 4 pm on 4 November.

 

You will have the opportunity to ask Mike questions about the challenges he faced and how he overcame these, his sporting legacy and what advice he has for prospective trustees.  If you would like to submit your question in advance please email: communications@pocklington-trust.org.uk

About Mike Brace CBE, DL

MikeBrace’s website: http://www.mikebrace.co.uk/

Mike Brace standing waiting to give out awards at the 2019 AGM
Mike Brace standing waiting to give out awards at the 2019 AGM

Former Paralympic skier, social worker and leader of disabled charities, Mike served as Chairman of the British Paralympic Association and was awarded an OBE in 2005 and a CBE in 2009 for Services to Disabled Sport. He was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of London in 2016.

He has written two books and is an active after dinner speaker through which he has raised more than £750,000 for various charities.

Registration closes at 4 pm on 4 November.

 

Hassan Khan explores the last 47 years of Metro blind sport with Roy Smith and Mike Brace -Youtube Podcast

 

Mike Brace: RNIB Lifetime Award

 

 

Education technology support webinar, 14 Oct 6.30 pm!

Education Technology Support Webinar with TPT  14 Oct 6.30 pm

Education technology support webinar,  14 Oct, 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm

The TPT Education technology support will focus on technology within education for vision-impaired children. This will be an opportunity for parents to find out what specialist equipment is available to support their child.

 On the panel, we will have representatives from Humanware, Sight and Sound, Guide Dogs and RNIB and it will be chaired by TPT’s Technology Information Champion, Darren Paskell.

Would you like to know more about technology or specialist equipment available to support your child? Understanding what such equipment is and is capable of, and how you can support your child to effectively use what they have, can be daunting.

Please send in your questions in advance by emailing: cypf@pocklington-trust.org.uk

Book your place now 

Registration closes at 4pm on 14 October. 

About the panel

Martin Roberts

Martin Roberts works for HumanWare and specialises in providing demonstrations and technical support for HumanWare’s blindness product line throughout the UK. He has travelled widely, representing the company for many years, at times being accompanied both by a guide dog and a white cane.

Martin gained an in depth understanding of the advantages, disadvantages and challenges of mainstream and specialist education environments from his own experiences of attending both kinds of schools. He studied in Preston at the University of Central Lancashire, later joining HumanWare after graduating with a BA in social policy.

Though Martin is a keen technology enthusiast, he is particularly passionate about technologies that can make a positive difference and enrich people’s lives.

 

Stuart Lawler

Head and shoulders photograph of Stuart LawlerStuart is Head of Content Creation and Business Development Manager at Sight and Sound Technology.

He oversees the company’s production of webinars, podcasts, blogs, videos and other media that is used across sales, training and customer service.

As Business Development Manager in Ireland, Stuart is responsible for driving the company’s activities across products, training, technical support and customer service.

 

He has over 20 years’ experience working in the Assistive Technology sector and is totally blind.

He believes passionately that technology is the greatest equaliser for people with disabilities and is particularly interested in how assistive and mainstream technology can work hand-in-hand to enhance access.

 

Shiraz Ayub

Head and shoulders photograph of Shiraz AyubShiraz is an experienced QTVI who originally trained as an ICT teacher and has worked with a range of children with VI across Key Stages since 2010.

Previously, he led an Additional Resource Centre in a large secondary mainstream school with a high number of braillists and specific technology needs.

 

Currently, Shiraz splits his time working for Guide Dogs two days a week as a Special Education Support Officer and three days a week as a Peri QTVI for a local authority.

Stacy Scott

Head and shoulders photograph of Stacy Scott

Stacy works as Bookshare (UK education resources for VI learners) and Publisher Relationships Manager at RNIB. She also sits on a number of ancillary boards and panels, including being a Trustee of Merton Vision and a member of the Regional Stakeholder Network for Parliament.

Outside of work, Stacy can usually be found travelling; walking her dog; tandem riding; caving; climbing or skiing.

 

 

This webinar is part of our Blindness Awareness month campaign.

*If you select that you would like to join TPT’s mailing list on the online registration form, you agree to your data being retained and used to send you information of interest to you. We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We may share your information with third parties such as MailChimp or SurveyMonkey in order to send you communications or to canvass your opinion. You can opt out of these communications at any time by emailing communications@pocklington-trust.org.uk. 

Here is the link for more information: https://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/education-technology-support-webinar

 

 

A Career in the Civil Service Webinar with TPT

A Career in the Civil Service Webinar with TPT 16 Sept at 5pm

A career in the civil service: what’s involved and how to get into it

Thomas Pocklington Trust’s (TPT) next employment webinar will feature Katy who joined the UK Civil Service in 2006.

Blind from birth, Katy joined the UK Civil Service in 2006 and has worked in a number of policy roles across health, fire, crime, policing and climate change, where she worked closely with the EU.

Martin Sigsworth, TPT’s Senior Employment Manager will be in conversation with Katy, gaining insight into her life as a policy civil servant and discussing the different opportunities to apply to the civil service outside of graduate-level entry.

Find out more: www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/a-career-in-the-civil-service