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Seminars & Events at Sight Village Central

We hold a number of seminars and events which may be of interest to you at Sight Village Central. Click on a seminar or an event to find out more.

To register your interest, click on the seminar or event tick boxes that interest you and fill in your details in the form towards the end of the page.


Distributing accessible materials to students for reading how they want to read

This session will briefly consider the difficulties for print impaired students to obtain materials in an accessible format.  The challenges to obtaining the materials, followed by delivery these to suit the reader.  

This will be followed by a Demonstration of Dolphin EasyReader Share service and EasyConverter Express. Show delivering the accessible materials directly to the student’s device and how they can be read on multiple device platforms. Including synchronising the text style, colours, spacing, bookmarks, study notes and reading position.

Seminar presented by Dolphin on 09 July 2019 at Room 1 | 15.00pm - 15.30pm

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Introduction to the Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker that is controlled by an individual’s voice. This workshop will show how the Amazon Echo can specifically assist blind and visually impaired people with day-to-day tasks such as; making calls, sending and receiving messages, playing music, answering questions, providing information, news and weather and controlling compatible smart home devices. In this seminar, users will fully understand all about how Amazon Echo devices can improve people’s lives. Part of this seminar is a Q&A session where delegates can ask specific questions to the Amazon Echo experts. 

Seminar presented by Amazon Echo on 09 July 2019 at Room 1 | 9.45am - 10.45am

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Plan and Prepare for a Positive Transition

'Like falling off a cliff'

We often hear this from young people about their experience of moving from children’s services to adults’ services.

This will be an interactive seminar discussing families’ experiences and exploring what a good transition looks like and how to achieve this.

One of our members will present what helped and what hindered, looking at the T-KASH resources (Transition – Knowledge And Skills in Healthcare) which aim to ensure young people have their voice heard in all key aspects.

 There will be time for questions and sharing resources -resulting in a ‘Top Tips’ factsheet to take away.

Seminar presented by Alstrom on 09 July 2019 at Room 2 | 11.00am - 11.30am

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Magnification and Speech Accessibility on Windows, Android and Apple Tablets into the Future

In the ever changing environment of digital access we show how existing technology can be adapted to allow visually impaired people to work with modern day communication. This includes accessing written text near and at a distance and digital material from computers and tablets. 

Seminar presented by Pamtrad Seeing Solutions on 9 July 2019 at Seminar Room 2 | 13.00pm - 13.30pm

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Introduction to the Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker that is controlled by an individual’s voice. This workshop will show how the Amazon Echo can specifically assist blind and visually impaired people with day-to-day tasks such as; making calls, sending and receiving messages, playing music, answering questions, providing information, news and weather and controlling compatible smart home devices. In this seminar, users will fully understand all about how Amazon Echo devices can improve people’s lives. Part of this seminar is a Q&A session where delegates can ask specific questions to the Amazon Echo experts. 

Seminar presented by Amazon Echo on 10 July 2019 at Seminar Room 1 | 13.00pm - 14.00pm

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Plan and Prepare for a Positive Transition

'Like falling off a cliff'

We often hear this from young people about their experience of moving from children’s services to adults’ services.

 This will be an interactive seminar discussing families’ experiences and exploring what a good transition looks like and how to achieve this.

 One of our members will present what helped and what hindered, looking at the T-KASH resources (Transition – Knowledge And Skills in Healthcare) which aim to ensure young people have their voice heard in all key aspects.

 There will be time for questions and sharing resources -resulting in a ‘Top Tips’ factsheet to take away.

Seminar presented by Alstrom on 10 July 2019 at Seminar Room 1 | 14.15pm - 14.45pm

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Magnification and Speech Accessibility on Windows, Android and Apple Tablets into the Future.

In the ever changing environment of digital access we show how existing technology can be adapted to allow visually impaired people to work with modern day communication. This includes accessing written text near and at a distance and digital material from computers and tablets. 

Seminar presented by Pamtrad Seeing Solutions on 10 July 2019 at Seminar Room 2 | 12.45pm 13.15pm

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Opening Up the Digital World Through Simple Computing

How many times have you observed the frustration in a client, colleague, parent or student who need to accomplish a computing task but can’t due to inexperience, physical or cognitive barriers? Sending an email, logging an appointment in a calendar, reading the news, checking their bank account or reading a book require the knowledge of several computer applications and the ability to navigate the operating system of that computer. In the end, these simple actions become an impossible undertaking. GuideConnect changes the computing landscape by housing all these tasks (and more) in a single consistent interface.

Seminar presented by Dolphin on 10 July 2019 at Room 2 | 13.30pm - 14.00pm

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Using Tactile Graphics to Enhance Math Comprehension in STEM

For many STEM subjects, a picture is worth a thousand words.  Blind students are often left out when the materials are not made available in a timely manner. 

This workshop will demonstrate how to quickly create tactile graphics to support understanding of Math subjects in STEM curriculum for blind students. Tools like Audio Graphing Calculator, TactileView, Excel and MathType will be used to illustrate concepts like quadratic equations and linear algebra, showing how to enhance mainstream curriculum and create embossed versions for the blind student.

Seminar presented by View Plus on 9 July 2019 at Room 1 | 14.15pm - 14.45pm

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Technology Solutions in Practice

Suitable for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians, optical and allied health professionals this course focuses around the technology solutions available to patients with sight loss.

Worth 3 CET points, this session expands on the hardware and software solutions for patients with sight loss, learning and reading difficulties to assist with work, study and independent living. This course is designed to further educate those working in the optical profession on how to further support patients with sight loss.

Attendees must provide either their local optical body number, for example, a GOC number/CPD number/COPE number etc

Seminar presented by Sight and Sound Technology on 9 July 2019 at Room 2 | 9.45am - 10.45am

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Insight into Guide Dogs Children and Young People's Services

This seminar will explore how Guide Dogs Children and Young People’s services developed – Blind Children UK joining Guide Dogs. We will provide an overview of services Guide Dogs provide for Children and Young People including - education support, family support, mobility training, assistive technology, grants and family events. We will also explore the referral process - the CYP helpline. The seminar will end with a question and answer session.

Seminar presented by Guide Dogs on 09 July 2019 at Room 2 | 14.30pm - 15.00pm

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Insight into Guide Dogs' My Guide Service

This session will provide an overview of the My Guide service. What is the service and how did it develop? My Guide Volunteers – the training we provide and support we offer. Who can apply for a My Guide – eligibility criteria. Application process – how do you apply and what happens next? What a My Guide can and cannot do for you. The seminar will end with a question and Answer session.

Seminar presented by Guide Dogs on 10 July 2019 at Room 1 | 12.00pm - 12.30pm

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Using Tactile Graphics to Enhance Math Comprehension in STEM

For many STEM subjects, a picture is worth a thousand words.  Blind students are often left out when the materials are not made available in a timely manner. 

This workshop will demonstrate how to quickly create tactile graphics to support understanding of Math subjects in STEM curriculum for blind students. Tools like Audio Graphing Calculator, TactileView, Excel and MathType will be used to illustrate concepts like quadratic equations and linear algebra, showing how to enhance mainstream curriculum and create embossed versions for the blind student.

Seminar presented by View Plus on 10 July 2019 at Room 1 | 10.30am - 11.00am

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Technology Solutions in Practice

Suitable for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians, optical and allied health professionals this course focuses around the technology solutions available to patients with sight loss.

Worth 3 CET points, this session expands on the hardware and software solutions for patients with sight loss, learning and reading difficulties to assist with work, study and independent living. This course is designed to further educate those working in the optical profession on how to further support patients with sight loss.

Attendees must provide either their local optical body number, for example, a GOC number/CPD number/COPE number etc

Seminar presented by Sight and Sound Technology on 10 July 2019 at Room 2 | 11.00am - 12.00pm

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Transforming Lives through Innovative Technology

Come and hear more about, OXSIGHT! We make glasses that can make a real difference to the daily lives of people with conditions that cause peripheral vision loss. These include Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Myopic Degeneration, Retinopathy of prematurity and other degenerative eye diseases. Our glasses have also helped people with a visual impairment caused following a stroke, such as homonymous hemianopia.

Seminar presented by Oxsight on 10 July 2019 at Room 2 | 14.15pm - 14.45pm

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Technology for Sight Loss: How OrCam's Low Vision Technology Can Increase Independence

This seminar will begin with an insight into Julian Jackson's Sight Loss Journey and discuss how technology can help people with incurable sight loss. An OrCam representative will provide a practical demonstration of the OrCam device and focus on the key features of the product that can be particularly helpful for blind and visually impaired people. We will also discuss the potential limitations or issues for blind and visually impaired people using OrCam’s devices and the session will end with an opportunity for questions and answers.

Seminar presented by OrCam on 9 July 2019 at Room 1 | 11.45am - 12.15pm

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