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Macular Society Concert

An easy listening concert has been arranged to support the Macular Society.

Date: Sunday 14th October

Time: 3.00 p.m.

Venue: All Saints Church High Street Carshalton SM5 3PD 

Entertainment by The Alfred and Salamanda Saxophone Quarter playing "Music Through the Ages"

For tickets or information please telephone Gary Miles 020 8643 2289 or Liz Wardle 020 8643 4822


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Seeing Ear

Seeing Ear are a National Accessible Library for people with a visual impairment.  Since 2005 Seeing Ear has been supporting VI people across the UK by providing books in an accessible format at no cost to the user.

For more information go to www.accessiblelibrary.org.uk/library/join or telephone 01424 428 133


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Social Eyes in our new home

Today was our first meeting in our new "home".  Ten clients joined us for a very pleasant afternoon - they all enjoyed our new look.

 


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Employer Insight and Networking Event

Date: 28th September 2018

Arrival: 10.00 a.m. for a 10.15 prompt start - finish at 4.00 p.m.

Where: Lockton, The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AG

Once again the Thomas Pocklington Trust and Lockton are collaborating to host an event for blind and partially sighted people looking to improve their employment prospects.

The event will include: 

 

  • Insightful keynote speakers
  • Professional CV guidance
  • Mock interviews
  • Professional development workshops

 

This presents a great opportunity to meet new people in similar situation and receive professional development.

Lockton is the larges global independently owned insurance broker and their staff will be available to provide employment advice.

To express an interest in attending please sent your CV to Martin Sigsworth, Senior Employment Manager by 5th September martin.sigsworth@pocklington-trust.org.uk

Please advise if you have any dietary or access requirements, including being met at Aldgate tube station.

 

 


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UCL Interaction Centre

The UCL Interaction Centre is conducting research for the development of an accessible tool to help children with different visual abilities to learn basics of computer programming. 

Who: Children with different visual abilities between the ages of 6 and 11

Where: UCL Interaction Centre (Bloomsbury, London)

When:  1 x 2hour session between the 28th August and 12th September

What: We will ask your child (and a friend of their choice) to complete some basic programming activities using a series of physical blocks that can be used to play different melodies.

If interested please contact Giulia Barbareschi giulia.barbareschi.14@ucl.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0) 203108712

The project has received ethics approval from the UCL ethics committee.