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UK’s first online Visual Impairment Awareness Training

The first Visual Impairment awareness training course which can be taken online or through distance learning has been launched by Christopher Grange Visual Rehabilitation Centre. The course, designed by the professional team of rehabilitation specialists, volunteers and service users is for anyone who may come into contact with a person who is visually impaired – as a customer, service user or student – and aims to provide the learner with the confidence to offer effective support. The 11 modules, with exercises and questions, take people through the facts and figures about sight problems, discuss some of the myths and realities … Read more

Calibre Audio Library

Calibre Audio Library is a charity which provides a subscription-free postal and streaming service for people unable to read print because of sight loss, dyslexia or physical disability. Exhibiting at Sight Village not only enables us to raise awareness of the work with new people that may benefit from our service, but we also invite our local members to attend. This gives us the opportunity to answer any queries they may have, demonstrate players and signpost them to other services and products they may be interested in. Contact details: Email – membershipservices@calibre.org.uk Phone – 01296 432 339 Address – Calibre Audio … Read more

Guide Dogs- sponsors of Sight Village

Guide Dogs is proud to support Sight Village. At the event visitors have an opportunity to talk to staff from the Manchester team and local service users about how our services can improve your independence and mobility, also and sign up to Friends of Guide Dogs – a free to join community where you can share experiences and talk to others people living with sight loss. Sight Village is a great way for Guide Dogs to meet up with existing and new service users, and is always a highlight in our calendar. For more information on the work of Guide … Read more

Blind Children UK

Blind Children UK attends Sight Village and a range of other events to network with other charities, meet professionals such as QTVIs and local authority and sensory teams and chat to families with a child with visual impairment. At a recent event, we met a couple who’d driven four hours to attend in a desperate search for some support. Their child has just been diagnosed the week before and they didn’t know where to turn. We were able to  link them up with our Family Support service for advice, a listening ear and practical help. Please see our website for … Read more

BAUM Retec UK

BAUM Retec (UK) Ltd is part of the BAUM Retec AG group of companies, and we are a world leader in innovation and design of assistive technology products for blind and visually impaired people. BAUM Retec (UK) is the exclusive importer and distributor for BAUM products in the UK & Ireland, and our products include: VisioBook and VisioDesk portable video magnifiers and VarioUltra portable 20 or 40 cell Braille display and Notetaker. Exhibiting at Sight Village events, has greatly assisted our business in reaching more customers, making more sales and most important to us, is having happy customers with their … Read more

Sight and Sound – Sight Village sponsors

What do we care about at Sight and Sound? We care about making a difference to our customers, specifically through knowledge, care, and understanding and this is why we exhibit at Sight Village five times a year. Sight Village we find is the best time to hone our understanding. Being on the other side of a telephone or a computer for the majority of our customer interactions we find Sight Village a great opportunity to get as many of our team out as possible to meet and greet the people they are talking to and helping everyday. Talking first hand … Read more

The History of Sight Village

Sight Village, now in its 23rd year, started with our flagship event in Birmingham.  Originally taking place in a couple of rooms at Queen Alexandra College, it quickly outgrew the campus and, after a couple of years, the event moved to a larger venue where it continues to be the largest event of its kind in the UK. In 2009, at the request of the exhibitors, we held our first event in London, the following year we added Scotland to our calendar.  Our roadshow events now take place in five cities across the UK each year. Sight Village continues to … Read more