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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Do you have a visual impairment? Do you know a family member or friend who does? Would you like help setting up a smartphone or tablet to make better use of your device? Would you like to try technology to see if it might suit you? Then you should visit our open technology session that […]
Alexa has had an update that will make the Echo and Echo Dot easier to use!
Information about the ongoing 3D soundscaping Microsoft Project for outdoor navigation.
There are now some 3D printers just for the home market and printers are being used for many reasons – and this is an interesting solution to printing a 3D map. It can be created in a relatively quick time and using google map coordinates you could print any map you want!
This year the Wilberforce Trust is taking part in Grow Your Tenner, an annual match funding campaign run by Localgiving.
Please come to our Tech Drop In Sessions. If you have a visual impairment or a friend or family member who may need help then visit a session. Sessions are the First & Third Tuesday, anytime between 10:30am – 2:30pm and you don’t need any technology experience at all.
We went to talk with Vale Radio about the technology service we offer and why it’s so important. Have a listen, it might be something that affects you, a family member or a friend.
Prof. Amir Amedi’s been working in his world-renowned Lab for Brain and Multisensory Research, so that people with vision impairment can “see” their environment. This is with the aid of sensory substitution devices (SSDs) that provide visual information from sound and touch.
We are very pleased to invite you to the launch of our Accessible information kiosk.
What features and benefits a tablet can offer? Come in to have a chat and learn an easy way to: set alarms, reminders, play music, read books, send emails, contact family & friends and more!