Technology for life event - Manchester

Event organiser: Action for Blind People and RNIB
Type: Technology
Location: GMCVO, St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ
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Starts: Thursday 23rd February 2012 at 10:00am
Ends: Thursday 23rd February 2012 at 4:00pm

In February, Action for Blind People and RNIB will be running free events in Manchester and Preston focused on the latest technology designed to support those with sight loss.

Leading suppliers of specialist equipment and low visual aids will be on hand all day with advice and demonstrations of their latest equipment. Suppliers attending are: Enhanced Vision, Optelec, Humanware, Dolphin Supernova, Guide, Visualeyes, Forcetenco, Sight and Sound Technology, Pamtrad, Cobalt Systems Ltd, VisionAid Technologies & Optima Low Vision Services

Both events are free and will take place:


When: Wednesday 22 February 2012

Where: GHS Centre, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JN

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm


When: Thursday 23 February 2012

Where: GMCVO, St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Action for Blind People will also be holding a series of free workshops for service users focused on low priced and free solutions, these include: Windows, Mobile Phone accessibility, and Apple Mac accessibility options, as well as a session on the Humanware Trekker Breeze (GPS) and Zoomtext Version 10.  Humanware will also be offering event attendees the opportunity to experience “Breeze” walks, first hand, throughout the day.

Places for the workshops are limited. For more information and to book a workshop place please contact Alison:

t: 01772 320550