Roadshow exhibitors 2018

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Aspire ConsultancyBlind Veterans UK, British Wireless for the Blind FundCalibre Audio LibraryDolphin Computer AccessEnhanced Vision, Kings Access Technology, NuEyesOptima Low Vision Services LtdOrCam, Pamtrad Customs LtdProfessional Vision Services, Serious Readers, Sight and Sound, Southampton Sight Synapptic Ltd, VisionAid Technologies Ltd, Vision ExpressWindermere Manor Hotel

Aspire ConsultancyAspire Consultancy logo

Aspire Consultancy supplies a wide range of assistive technology products for the visually impaired including screen access solutions, low vision products, braille products, digital voice recorders, booboos and mobile phones. We also provide training on all leading assistive software and hardware including jaws, supernova, braille sense and OCR software and we also supply refurbished equipment.

Exhibiting at: Newcastle

Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK are here to support anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, or who has done National Service, and who is now living with significant sight loss. We help blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with our in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services. We give veterans much-needed support to adjust to sight loss, overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life. Our charity has been offering physical and emotional support to vision-impaired veterans since 1915.

Exhibiting at: Cardiff, Newcastle, Southampton, Ipswich

British Wireless for the Blind Fund

British Wireless for the Blind Fund has been providing specially adapted radios to visually impaired people for 90 years. We pride ourselves on providing a personal service to each individual who received a new set. British Wireless for the Blind Fund exists to help improve the daily lives of visually impaired people who are unable to afford a specially adapted radio or combined radio/audio, by providing one on free loan where there is clear benefit to the individual.

Exhibiting at: Cardiff, Newcastle, Southampton, Ipswich

Calibre Audio Library

Calibre Audio Library brings the pleasure of reading to people with sight problems, dyslexia or disabilities that prevent them reading print, through a free nationwide postal and internet service of audio books. We offer a choice of almost 10,000 titles, fiction and non-fiction, recorded unabridged by professional actors and broadcasters. The Calibre website - www.calibre.org.uk - provides details of all our services including on-line access to our complete catalogue of audio books.

Exhibiting at: Cardiff, Newcastle, Southampton, Ipswich

Dolphin Computer AccessDolphin Computer Access logo

We believe that everyone should be able to use a computer, whatever their level of sight. We design and develop software from the ground up to help people achieve that. Whether they’ve never used a computer, or are tech savvy but need help with accessibility; we have a product to meet those needs.

Accessibility is a right, not a privilege. We have been developing technology for users of all ages and abilities for 30 years, and we continue to innovate within the sight loss sector, with new and exciting products to enhance and improve the lives of people around the world.

Exhibiting at: Cardiff, Newcastle, Southampton, Ipswich

Enhanced Vision

Enhanced Vision is one of the top manufacturers in Electronic Magnifiers for people with low vision, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, and diabetic retinopathy. Our consultants help and discuss the benefits of the latest in Text to speech and HD technology, and how it can work with your sight to help you to fully participate in life.

Exhibiting at: Cardiff, Newcastle, Southampton, Ipswich

Kings Access TechnologyKings Access Technology Logo

Kings have been proudly supplying and supporting the VI (Visually Impaired) community since 1989. We design and manufacturer USB audio players and other products specifically for the VI user.
Our ethos is based on; Accessibility for all, built for purpose (not ‘adapted’), high quality, great design, great value and great customer service.

NuEyes

Wearable technology is the future and NuEyes featuring ODG Smartglasses, brings the future to you in a small, compact yet powerful head worn device.
NuEyes can make it possible for those with visual impairments to connect with loved ones and others without always having to use a big clunky machine. Our removable visual prosthetic can help the visually impaired regain useful vision while keeping their hands free.

Optima Low Vision Services LtdOptima Low Vision Ltd Logo

Optima Low Vision Services Ltd. offers a comprehensive range of low vision aids across the UK. Our unique position working directly with people in our NHS funded low vision clinics, allows us to offer expert advice and guidance. If you are looking for help when out and about, with reading, continuing hobbies, or if glare is problematic, perhaps improving the lighting you use would help, and we have the solution for you. We are also very proud of the partnership work we are doing with the Macular Society, in particular the 'Skills for Seeing' programme and the 'Big, Bright and Bold' workshops.

www.optimalowvision.co.uk 
Tel: 01803 864218

Exhibiting at: Cardiff, Newcastle, Southampton, Ipswich

OrCam

OrCam's breakthrough artificial vision technology gives independence to people who are blind, visually impaired, have a reading disability or other conditions. The OrCam MyEye assistive technology device instantly and discreetly reads any printed text, from any surface - including newspapers, books, computer and smartphone screens, restaurant menus, labels on supermarket products, and street signs - as well as recognising individual people and products. Pioneered by leading minds in the Computer Vision and Machine Learning fields, the wearable OrCam MyEye communicates visual information by utilizing a smart camera mounted on the wearer's eyeglass frame.

Exhibiting at: Cardiff, Newcastle, Southampton, Ipswich

Pamtrad Systems Ltd

Technical help for people of all ages with visual difficulties. Pamtrad is an independent, impartial company providing technical assistance of modern day software and hardware electronic products. With over three decades of experience we try very hard to cut through the high prices charged by other organisations. We test all the products we supply for good quality, value for money and that they are all easy to use. We do not offer products we consider of inferior quality. All products offered have been designed to be user friendly to everyone from young children to older people. We ensure that all devices use controls that are intuative and easy to operate and understand. In short, they are as advanced as present technology will allow without having to study complicated user manuals.

Exhibiting at: Cardiff, Newcastle, Southampton

Professional Vision Services

Professional Vision Services are one of the oldest English companies in the low vision field, incorporated in 1990 by Philippa Wisbey who also owns Low Vision International. Professional Vision Services is the only European manufacturer left, holding medical certificates on all its products along with ISO9001 accreditation. We have a whole range of low vision products from speech to large print for PCs to CCTVs and talking CCTVs, reading machines and portable machines, to specialised equipment for people in their own homes to watch the television, knit, write, and do general tasks.

Exhibiting at: Cardiff, Southampton, Ipswich

Serious Readers

Everything we see is light - without it there is no sight.  But all light is not the same. Serious Readers was formed in 1986, when Alex Pratt designed a specialist Sewing Light for Singer Sewing Machines. This light became the light of choice for a productivity enhancing lights across the world. In recent times we have made our technology and new products available to consumers for use at home, and over 250,000 are now owned around the Globe. 10% of the people who contact Serious Readers have macular degeneration, and a great many find that Serious light offers remarkable clarity. Our individual customers include doctors, surgeons, MPs, opticians, judges, academics and royalty.                     

Exhibiting at: Southampton

Sight and Sound

Sight and Sound Technology Ltd are the UK's leading provider of hardware and software to the blind, visually impaired and those with learning and/or reading difficulties. We work in unison with private individuals, charitable organisations, educational establishments and commercial enterprises. A commitment to continual product refinement and innovation means that our products are simple to set up and easy-to-use. Providing our customers with responsive training/support, we work in conjunction with our customers and suppliers to ensure that their experiences are factored into products that we develop in combination with our partners, the leading companies in this industry.             
Tel: 01604 798070          
Email: info@sightandsound.co.uk
Web: www.sightandsound.co.uk 

Exhibiting at: Cardiff, Newcastle, Southampton, Ipswich

Southampton SightSouthampton Sight Logo

Southampton Sight (Southampton Society for the Blind) is a one stop hub for people living with sight loss.  Whether it comes in the form of information and advice about equipment or visual aids, arranging for a volunteer to visit a blind or partially sighted person at home, or offering emotional reassurance, we always aim to provide help and support in a warm, friendly and understanding way. Sight loss is not life loss.  We promote independence, life skills and social inclusion.
Contact us on
Telephone: 023 8076 9882
Email: support@southamptonsight.org.uk
Website: www.southamptonsight.org.uk

Exhibiting at: Southampton

Synapptic Ltd

At Synapptic, we design intuitive technology for people with sight loss, which works on Android smartphones and tablets. Our products are ideal if you have little or no experience of using technology, but want to complete all your everyday tasks simply and easily. Whether you want to phone a friend, send a text, magnify images or have text read out to you, Synapptic helps you to remain independent and connected. What's more, all our software and packages come with: one hour of free training; two years of free software updates; free UK-based help and support, and a two-week money-back guarantee.

Exhibiting at: Cardiff, Newcastle, Southampton, Ipswich

VisionAid Technologies Ltd

We're a family owned and run business who have been providing and supporting solutions to assist partially sighted and blind people since 1996. Our products are carefully selected from over 30 manufacturers worldwide. We also supply a range of UK manufactured magnifying and reading products. Our range includes video magnifiers, reading systems (text-to-speech), Braille, LED lighting and software. We provide affordable products for all ages and abilities allowing customers to select the best product to suit their individual requirements. To help people choose the right solution we give expert unbiased advice, with free, no obligation in-home demonstrations.

Exhibiting at: Cardiff, Newcastle, Southampton, Ipswich

Vision Express - EVENT SPONSORVision Express

Vision Express is one of the largest optical retailers in the UK and part of GrandVision, the global leader in optical retail operating in more than 40 countries, spanning over 6,500 stores and online.
With almost 600 stores nationwide, Vision Express first opened its doors in Newcastle in 1988. Built on a passion for the profession, it has gone from strength to strength, driven by a commitment to unparalleled customer service and providing the best individual optical care, the right product and great value. Customers can select from a vast range of genuine designer brands and the latest technology lenses, through to complete glasses from £39.
With around 6,000 employees, Vision Express makes a significant difference to the communities it operates within, and the organisations it chooses to support. As part of its commitment to Vision. Taken Seriously, and as a responsible and caring retailer, Vision Express is proud to partner with a range of healthcare charities, which have touched the lives of customers and teams. These companies provide vital support to people affected by vision-related conditions.

They are part of the Vision Express Charity Project and include:
•    Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT)
•    International Glaucoma Association
•    Macular Society
•    Stroke Association
•    Temple Street University Hospital
•    Brake

Exhibiting at: Cardiff, Newcastle, Southampton, Ipswich

Windermere Manor Hotel

Windermere Manor Hotel, part of the Starboard Hotel Group, is committed to ensuring Blind and Partially Sighted people have a carefree holiday and can do as much or as little as they wish. The intimate understanding of the needs of Blind and Partially Sighted people is at the core of all the services and activities that we provide. Why not try out one of our great Theme Breaks, which can be an interesting week about Beatrix Potter or a week of High Level Walking....the choice is yours. Alternatively, enjoy a short break at the hotel, doing your own thing, relaxing in the heated indoor pool and partaking in one of the 1/2 day excursions out and about in the local area.

Exhibiting at: Cardiff, Newcastle, Southampton, Ipswich

 

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