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Sound Sculpture, Wilberforce Trust, Leeds City Art Gallery & Leeds University

The Sonic Body: Call for Volunteers Do you like artwork? Do you like movement? Do you like working with sound? Are you interested in multisensory experience? We are looking for a small group of visually impaired volunteers to help us with the development of a movement and sound system that will enable engagement with sculpture.…

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Google Duplex, has the future arrived?

Back in May of this year, Google showcased to the world their ‘Duplex’ Artificial Intelligence system for accomplishing real world tasks.  Google showed a system that sounded just as human as a human, littering its sentences with ‘ums’ and ‘ahs’ and upwards inflections. Was this a glimpse of our near future?

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Tinnitus Support: Friday 11th May

As part of the work that we do at The Wilberforce Trust, and through our Yorsensory service we run a Tinnitus Support Group. https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/york-tinnitus-support-group About the Support Group Where the group meets Yorsensory Wilberforce House 49 North Moor Road Huntington York YO32 9QN When the group meets Bi-monthly First meeting: Friday 11 May, 2-4pm Guest speaker: Colette Bunker,…

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NEW! Tech Fund, part of Access to Work

On April 27th it was announced at Naidex, Europe’s largest assistive technology conference that there will be a new technology access fund. This will be part of the Access to Work scheme. Access to Work provides financial support to ensure someone’s disability or health condition does not hold them back at work and can cover assistive…

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Generous donation from Leeds Building Society

Christine Farion, Assistive Technology Adviser, from The Wilberforce Trust shows Natalie Metcalfe, Customer Service Advisor at Leeds Building Society’s York Branch, how technology can make a real difference. There is more information available at Leeds Building Society and an article appears on York Press. We were very fortunate to receive a generous donation to support our…

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Successful Launch!

On February 6th, we successfully launched our new service, the Sensory Van! This was an amazing day that was supported by the local community and we had The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Barbara Boyce to officially launch the service. The day was filled with great conversations about the need for sensory…

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…