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Sight Village FAQ

FAQ

If this page does not answer your questions, please contact a member of the Sight Village team either via email, sv@qac.ac.uk, or call 0121 428 5041.

What events do you have taking place in 2018?

This year we are excited to be taking Sight Village to; South-West (Exeter), Central (Solihull, West Midlands), North-East (Leeds) and South-East (London). To find out about each of these events in more detail, please visit the Exhibitions section of our website or follow the links below:

South-West

Central

North-East

South-East

How can I pre-register to attend a Sight Village event?

All of our events are free to attend. Pre-booking tickets is not essential however it is advised as it does speed up the process upon your arrival. You can pre-register for each event separately via Eventbrite or call 0121 428 5041 and ask to register with a member of the Sight Village team.

Where events take place across two days, please register for each event day separately.

Q: Who will be exhibiting at the event?

To find out more about who will be exhibiting at each event please visit the Exhibitions section of our website. A full list of exhibitors can be found at the bottom of each event page, or follow the links below:

South-West

Central

North-East

South-East

Q: Do exhibitors take card payment?

A: Not all exhibitors take card payment therefore we advise you bring cash with you if you are likely to make a purchase at the event. For more costly purchases exhibitors generally take payment after the event or do have the facilities to accept card payments.

Q: Is Sight Village suitable for people under the age of 10?

A: Sight Village is of benefit to people of all ages living with sight loss. The exhibition provides an opportunity for families to find out more about what support is available to them locally and nationally and to try out the latest products and technology designed to assist people who are blind and visually impaired.

Q: Will there be someone to greet me at the train station for Sight Village Central?

A: We hope to have volunteers situated at various stations and bus stops along the route to Cranmore Park via Birmingham New Street Station, to assist visitors to and from the venue. We cannot guarantee that there will be someone available immediately upon your arrival as they may already be assisting other visitors. As we also rely heavily on volunteers, this cannot always be a guaranteed service.

We also advise that you inform the train station's special assistance team of your travel, prior to your arrival.  

Q: How do I get to the new Sight Village Central venue?

A: Our mobility team have chosen the most accessible route to the NEW Sight Village Central venue. For further details about getting to Cranmore Park, please visit our 'How to Get to Sight Village Central' page here.

Q: Will there be sighted guides available when I get to the event?

A: Where possible, we try to ensure that we have sighted guides available at each of our events. We cannot guarantee that there will be someone available immediately upon your arrival as they may already be assisting other visitors. As we also rely heavily on volunteers, this cannot always be a guaranteed service.

Q: When do the events go quieter (what are the peak times)?

A: Sight Village events are usually at their busiest during the morning. We advise visitors who would prefer to attend the event during quieter times to arrive after lunch time, around 1pm.

Q: Is there somewhere I can purchase food?

A: Yes, Food and drinks are available to purchase at all of our Sight Village events. The food provided is generally deli/café style with a variety of; hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and cold snacks to choose from. We advise visitors to bring cash as card payment is not always accepted and there may not be access to a nearby cash machine.

Q: Will there be any workshops/seminars I can attend?

A: There are workshops taking place at our Central and South-East events. More information about the seminars/workshops will be released in due course.

Q: What are the opening and closing times?

A: The opening and closing times vary for each event. Please see the times of each event below:

South- West (Exeter)

10.00am – 4.00pm

 

Central (Birmingham)

Tuesday 10th July: 9.30am – 5.00pm

Wednesday 11th July: 9.30am – 3.30pm

 

North-East (Leeds)

9.30am – 3.30pm

 

South-East (London)

Tuesday 6th November: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Wednesday 7th November: 10.00am – 3.30pm



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