Open Day for the Visually Impaired of Cheltenham

Insight Gloucestershire hosted an Open Day at their Resource Centre, showcasing a wide range of technology to enable people living with sight loss to be more independent.

Over 50 people came to look at how to use smart phones with adapted software, electronic magnifiers for reading text, with some products able to convert text to speech. Insight supports people living with sight loss in a variety of ways and by hosting this Open Day it provides an opportunity for people to try items to see if the equipment will work for them without any obligation.

‘The world of technology is advancing and no one should be left behind just because they cannot see fully. Everyone relies on being able to use a mobile phone, accessing the internet and being able to read their mail. Insight aims to support people to be, as independent as possible and our Open Days offer a platform to make this possible’

Monica Farthing, Communications Officer

If you know anyone living with sight loss or are yourself, please get in touch or pop along to our Resource Centre, 81 Albion Street, Cheltenham. 01242 22 11 70, Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm.