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Seminars & Events at Sight Village Online Information Event

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

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Sight Village Covid19 Protocol - Person to Person Events

Join The Sight Village Team for a welcome and introduction. We will also be sharing information about our person to person events that are taking place over the summer and will let you know what actions we are taking to ensure the events are COVID secure. 

Seminar presented by Sight Village Team on 20 April 2021 at 9.45am - 10.00am

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Sight and Sound: Envision Smart Glasses

Sam Coulson is the Account Manager for the North of England and Scotland at Sight and Sound Technology.

Sam will be exploring two of Envision's creations, the Envision AI smartphone app and the Envision Smartglasses.

The Envision app empowers blind and low vision users to be independent by turning the visual world into an audio experience. It uses artificial intelligence to read all kinds of text from any surface, recognise faces, describe scenes, find objects, scan barcodes, detect colours and so much more. It is the best all in-one tool in the pocket of a blind or low vision user for all of their visual recognition tasks.

The Envision Smartglasses use a combination of the Google Glass 2 and Envision's award-winning AI-technology. Just like the smartphone app, the Smartglasses use artificial intelligence to recognize the visual information it sees which it then converts to audio. The Smartglasses also includes a video calling feature which allows the users to call for sighted assistance from a friend or relative.

Please come along and join us as we dive into the world of wearable assistive technology as we put the Envision Glasses to the test. This session is also suitable for parents, teachers and assistive technology beginners.

Seminar presented by Sight and Sound - HEADLINE SPONSORS on 20 April 2021 at 10.00am - 11.00am

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Wearable Solutions for Users with Low Vision

We'll demonstrate a selection of the newest type of low vision aids in market: wearable magnifiers including the eSight 4IrisVision and AceSight VR. These solutions are ideal for tasks where you need to use your hands; gardening, cooking, sewing, magnifying music whilst you're playing an instrument, etc. They're also brilliant for seeing loved ones' faces again, watching TV and when we're out of the pandemic, you can even use them to go the theatre, sporting events, concerts etc. They also work with a wide range of eye conditions including Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt, Nystagmus and many more.

Seminar presented by VisionAid Session 1 on 20 April 2021 at 11.00am - 11.45am

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How to read more with Dolphin Supernova

This session introduces Dolphin SuperNova - the world’s first combined screen magnifier and screen reader for Windows. Join us to explore the three editions of SuperNova and find your perfect combination of magnification, speech and braille. Learn how SuperNova enables people who are blind or partially sighted to read more, including web pages, electronic documents, printed letters and accessible books. Find out why SuperNova is ideal for use at home, in the workplace and in the classroom. Plus, discover SuperNova Connect & Learn, the complete study package for students with low vision.

Seminar presented by Dolphin Session 1 on 20 April 2021 at 13.45pm - 14.30pm

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Independence with Tech by Optelec: Compact10 HD Speech

In this session we will be demonstrating the Compact10 HD Speech. Our session will provide you with the know how when it comes to being more independent in your day-to-day life. Whatever your sight loss condition we will be able to demonstrate to you our range of portable electronic magnifiers, reading machines and desktop magnifiers. We look forward to seeing you there.

Seminar presented by Optelec Session 1 on 20 April 2021 at 14.30pm - 15.15pm

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PVS showcase 3 leading products in the UK

Brief Overview- “Professional Vision Services was incorporated in 1990 by Philippa Wisbey - Managing Director and owner, importing the Magnilink brand of video magnifiers and reading machines from Low Vision International (LVI) into the UK. We are one of the oldest companies within the visual impairment field today.

Professional Vision Services own a substantial amount of LVI and therefore are in the unique position in the UK of designing and manufacturing products for the visually impaired market. We will be showcasing 3 of our leading products in the UK. The Magnilink Tab, Magnilink Student and the Magnilink Zip.

Seminar presented by Professional Vision Services on 21 April 2021 at 10.45am - 11.30am

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Easy to use assistive technology with Dolphin GuideConnect

Technology helps millions of people around the world reclaim their independence. But what if you’re new to technology or not very confident with computers? This session introduces Dolphin GuideConnect; an easy-to-use and fully accessible way for people with sight loss to stay independent, connected and entertained at home. Learn how step-by-step menus make it easy to connect with video calls, send emails, visit web pages, scan and read letters, read talking books and more. Plus, find out how you can use GuideConnect on a computer, tablet or through your TV with an easy to use remote control.

Seminar presented by Dolphin Session 2 on 21 April 2021 at 11.30am - 12.15pm

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Independence with Tech by Optelec: Acrobat Range

In this session we will be demonstrating our Acrobat Range of products. Our session will provide you with the know how when it comes to being more independent in your day-to-day life. Whatever your sight loss condition we will be able to demonstrate to you our range of portable electronic magnifiers, reading machines and desktop magnifiers. We look forward to seeing you there.

Seminar presented by Optelec Session 2 on 21 April 2021 at 13.15pm - 14.00pm

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Sight and Sound: NEW BrailleSense 6

Stuart Lawler is head of Digital Content at Sight and Sound Technology, and also heads up operations for the company in Ireland.

Stuart is a Braille user and passionate about Assistive technology and access to information.

The BrailleSense 6 is the most powerful braille notetaker in the world. Designed with the fastest hardware and powered by Android 10, it is the ultimate
notetaker. This session will be of interest to users, parents, teachers and anyone with an interest in refreshable Braille technology. We can’t wait to show it to you, so come along and see for yourself how the BrailleSense 6 is changing the landscape for access to information!

Seminar presented by Sight and Sound - HEADLINE SPONSORS on 21 April 2021 at 14.00pm - 15.00pm

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Handheld and Transportable Solutions for Users with Low Vision

Handheld devices provide fantastic improvements in clarity and magnification over magnifying glasses, can be used in the same way and start from just £149. We'll cover several of the best selling solutions and how they can help around the house, office, at school or when you're out and about. These will include the Handy Reader HDEye-D v2 and some of the handheld Clover range. Transportable solutions are ideal for users who would like additional reading comfort and magnification levels from their larger screens, together with the advantage of being able to move them between rooms or locations. If you're considering a desktop magnifier or magnifier reader but don't have the space, a transportable solution could be ideal. In this session we'll be looking at the versatile new Clover Book range (released during the first lockdown), the i-loview 13 and 16 Full HD and the DigiMax 22".

Seminar presented by VisionAid Session 2 on 21 April 2021 at 15.00pm - 15.45pm

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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.

Seminar presented by Amazon on 21 April 2021 at 15.45pm - 16.30pm

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All about Audio

British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) is a small independent charity who provide specially adapted audio equipment to people living with sight loss. This equipment is provided on a free loan basis if an individual meets the charity’s criteria. The session will explain about all about BWBF including its history, how it delivers its service during the lockdown, the criteria for getting a set on free loan along with a presentation of its current range of equipment.

Seminar presented by British Wireless for the Blind Fund on 22 April 2021 at 10.45am - 11.30am

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My Time to Play A new service from Guide Dogs

My Time to Play helps children with a vision impairment aged 0-4 develop through play, and provides parents with the opportunity to network, share experiences and pick up skills and knowledge to support their child’s development with confidence.  It is run by Habilitation Specialists, both in-person and online. This session will provide more details of the service and how it will be delivered, as well as the expected benefits for both children and parents.

Seminar presented by Guide Dogs on 22 April 2021 at 11.30am - 12.15pm

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First news and entertainment hub for visually impaired people launches on smart speakers

The new RealSAM Smart Speaker solution is the first dedicated hub for blind and visually impaired people offering its subscribers access to thousands of books, newspapers, podcasts, radio stations and information from a range of UK sight loss charities.

Seminar presented by RealSAM on 22 April 2021 at 13.00pm - 13.45pm

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Text-to-speech solutions for low vision and blind users

During this session we will explore solutions that will read printed text out loud. These solutions are ideal for both partially sighted and blind people. Devices that read information aloud are more beneficial if your eyes become fatigued when reading, if you require high levels of magnification or if your eye condition is degenerative. In this session we will explore the latest wearable and handheld OrCam solutions, the Optelec Compact 10 HD with Speech and the ReadEasy Evolve (the only stand-alone solution capable of reading up to A3 sized documents) together with its optional Feature Pack.

Seminar presented by VisionAid Session 3 on 22 April 2021 at 13.45pm - 14.30pm

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An Introduction to WESC Foundation

An introduction to WESC Foundation’s provision for college students (16 to 25) and adult services (including residential/non-residential care and support, and supported living). Our charity supports young people from across the UK at our main base in Exeter, Devon.

Seminar presented by WESC Foundation on 22 April 2021 at 15.15pm - 15.45pm

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JW.ORG

This pre-recorded video will show how we created a stunning, new tactile picture based on Isaiah 11:6-9, to make a fully accessible, interactive display ready for exhibitions. We’ve adapted our ministry, sending braille and large print letters, memory stick audios and making telephone calls. In this video we'll show ‘What happens on a Bible Study?’ with British Sign Language Interpretation. Copies of the transcript are available in large print and braille making this fully accessible for deafblind people. Our convention ‘Always Rejoice!’ was audio described. Demonstration by VIP of how to download and use the free JW.ORG app to access this.

Seminar presented by JW.ORG on 22 April 2021 at 15.45pm - 16.00pm

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The new Braille displays from HumanWare

An overview of three new Braille displays from Humanware. The Mantis Q40 is a full qwerty keyboard with an integrated 40 cell Braille display right below the space bar. The Brailliant BI40X is an intelligent wi-fi enabled display with extra features including KeySoft Lite and Bluetooth 5 technology and the Brailliant BI20X a super powerful 20 cell Braille display, notetaker, book reader all in one super portable device.

Seminar presented by HumanWare Session 1 on 20 April 2021 at 13.00pm - 13.45pm

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HumanWare's Magnification range

We believe there’s something for everyone in our range of innovative electronic low vision aids whether they’re to be used in the home, office, school or when out travelling. Find out about the range of different products to suit people needs, circumstances and requirements, many of which have unique features not found on other products.  

Seminar presented by HumanWare Session 2 on 21 April 2021 at 10.00am - 10.45am

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How Synapptic makes it easy to use mainstream smartphones and tablets with sight loss

In this session, we’ll introduce you to Synapptic, the award-winning and innovative software that makes it simple to use mainstream smartphones and tablets, when you have sight loss. Synapptic makes it easy to remain independent, stay connected and entertained at home, using the latest mobile technology, even if you’re new to technology or are looking for an easy way to manage all your everyday tasks. Find your way around using step-by-step menus, via Bluetooth keyboard or voice commands. And discover how easy it is to make video calls, send emails, navigate web pages and access the latest apps, like WhatsApp and Be My Eyes.

presented by Synapptic Session 1 on 20 April 2021 at 15.15pm - 16.00pm

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Using Synapptic to stay entertained and remain connected the easy way

Synapptic makes it simple to use mainstream smartphones and tablets when you have sight loss. In this session, we’ll dive deeper into the ways you can use Synapptic’s award-winning technology to stay connected. Discover the easy way to make Zoom calls, phone calls, send texts and emails, use WhatsApp or even share photos with your family and friends, using the latest mobile technology. And to help you stay entertained, use Synapptic to watch catchup TV through Freeview Digital TV or BBC iplayer, watch films through Netflix, listen to internet radio stations, watch YouTube, access books through Audible or catch up with the latest news.

Seminar presented by Synapptic Session 2 on 22 April 2021 at 14.30pm - 15.15pm

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The Pocket Voice, Viewpoint Smart Visor and Mercury 10 (Android)

Mercury is aiming to be a standard multi-platform software package to help people with sight difficulties in many aspects of daily life. Mercury needs to fit in with a person’s way of living and not single them out as being different. To be upgradable to the latest available features. To be in a format that is easy to use, good quality and good value for money. Join us for this session in which we will explore the range of different Mercury products.

Seminar presented by Pamtrad Seeing Solutions Session 1 on 20 April 2021 at 11.45am - 12.30pm

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Mercury 12 (Windows) for Education and Employment

Mercury is aiming to be a standard multi-platform software package to help people with sight difficulties in many aspects of daily life. Mercury needs to fit in with a person’s way of living and not single them out as being different. To be upgradable to the latest available features. To be in a format that is easy to use, good quality and good value for money. Join us for this session in which we will explore how Mercury 12 (Windows) is beneficial for individuals and professionals within education and employment.

Seminar presented by Pamtrad Seeing Solutions Session 2 on 22 April 2021 at 10.00am - 10.45am

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