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Really enjoyed catching up wth this yesterday. The tech available is breathtaking.
N-Vision, Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind Yesterday's assistive technology exhibition was a great success - lots of visitors, great deal of interest in the high spec magnifiers, mobiles, tablets and that TV box available ... just wished they hadn't magnified details for Jeremy Kyle show as I walked past!
The VisionAid Technologies Ltd portable magnifier was my favourite - simply because of the ease in which it could be used, folded away, and carried from place to place. I also loved the way devices can magnify scenes, what's about you, as well as text and other things. It was lovely to see those glorious stained glass windows in our Low Vision Centre on high magnification for visitors so they could home in on the detail and see what fully sighted visitors take for granted.
The Synapptic LtdTV Box was a real talking point - including by those of us who realise just how little good stuff is on the telly even when you can read what's on!
The representatives from the different companies - and I spotted another dropping in - were fantastic ambassadors and couldn't have been more helpful. Top marks to the Low Vision Centre team too for being on hand - Brian Casey joined by Phil Richardson, Linda Sethi, Maria Kirkland and others - and super volunteer Robin too.
While the technology is brilliant to see and discuss and trial - the real stars of the show as ever are the clients and service users and those who come along to support us as much as themselves or their loved ones.
It was lovely to see Talking News producer John Gardener there with partner Carole Holmes MBE, Rex Keating with his daughter Tina, who I last met on their first foray from Bolton to one of Brian's Simply Synapptic sessions (and they remain regular visitors) Jean and so many more. ...