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Wait until dark

Wait Until Dark

Earlier in November, there was a performance of the play Wait Until Dark at York Theatre Royal. This was a Frederick Knott 1966 suspense thriller that was a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock (1967). The main character in it, Susy, is blind. For the tour of the production, for the first time the role of Susy […]

John Lewis Training

Sensory Awareness Training Day

This week we welcomed staff from John Lewis (Leeds) to participate in our specialist Sensory Awareness Training day. This is a course designed and delivered by our highly qualified staff which highlights the many issues that those with a sensory impairment may face on a day to day basis. 

Smart Glasses?

Amazon seems to be making a competitor to Google’s Assistant and Siri through wearing glasses and using a microphone as a means of communication.

Try technology in our Hub

Our Hub has a range of technology and product available for you to have a demo with, try and decide what might be right for you. We have experts, volunteers and qualified staff on hand to help you. We can advise and support you or your loved one with any questions about maintaining independence.  

yes chef

3 Top Apps

In this quarterly ‘apps, edition we are discussing Blindsquare, AccessNote and YesChef? Blindsquare will help with navigation, AccessNote is a ‘notes’ application to keep your notes in one place, and YesChef is for recipes that can be read out and followed when you’re in the kitchen.

echo show

Amazon Echo Show… bringing video & voice together

A new device from Amazon, the Echo Show, brings video to their popular Alexa assistant. It’s released on June 28th in the US and soon after is the anticipated release in the UK. What is it? …

easyReader app

Dolphin Easy Reader App: FREE

Dolphin are bringing Easy Reader to the smartphone for Free.

Successful Opening of The Sensory Hub by the Archbishop of York

We’ve had a wonderful morning at the Trust, welcoming the charming and personable Most Reverend John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York. He spent time this morning speaking with the many people who have benefited from the services offered here, the work with people who have a visual impairment, hearing loss, and / or dual sensory […]

iPad Stand

Free Technology Drop in

Just a reminder that next Tuesday, 16th May, we are having our open technology session in the Hub. You can drop in anytime between 10:30 am and 2pm to ask questions to get the help that you may need. Bring your device and we can help set it up. Come to the Hub where you can […]

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