We thought we'd make this next newsletter a bit special so we've concentrated on our recent experience with the Pitch @ Palace team.
Melissa has been our patron since the very beginning so we thought we'd wish her and her team mates well for their upcoming endeavours in the Rio Olympics. In this post, Helen, Steve and Melissa talk to Kim Conchie of The Cornwall Chamber, about RoomMate and how it can and will change lives. This is an excerpt from the original, full length interview which you can find on our 'News' page right at the beginning.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall has become the first Museum in the world to install a revolutionary new device helping visually impaired people navigate safely around disabled access toilets.
You’ve probably heard of this new type of currency, the Purple Pound, but do you know what it’s all about? Today I will endeavour to shed some light on this mysterious new phenomena and explain why our society needs to sit up and realise that there’s a new kid in town..
Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell has recently been donated a RoomMate by local company ADi Access, based in Truro. RoomMate is an audio description unit which will be placed in a disabled access toilet at Little Harbour allowing for easier usage by those who are visually impaired or blind.
Grade Ruan Community Trust, the Charity behind the purchase, are committed to the maintenance and protection of the public amenities and felt that the fitting of a RoomMate was an important part of that commitment.
Duchy Hospital in Truro has become the latest hospital in the UK to fit the revolutionary RoomMate, an audio description unit for the visually impaired, in one of their disabled access toilets. The RoomMate provides an audio description of the facility for blind and visually impaired users and gives them much greater independence and dignity.
Perranporth Gardens Charities have taken delivery of their revolutionary audio description unit, the RoomMate, for two of their disabled access toilets at their stunning beach facility in Perranporth, Cornwall. The Charity’s Secretary, Tanya Higgins, said “when we first heard about the RoomMate through Crowdfunder UK I thought it was an amazing idea and decided that it would fit perfectly in our newly refurbished facility right on the beach.”
Plymouth have become the first university in the world to install a new device helping visually impaired people navigate safely around disabled access toilets. The RoomMate from ADi Access is being fitted in the disabled access toilet in the Roland Levinsky building foyer on Tuesday 15 December. The electronic wall-mounted device uses a bespoke audio recording to describe the layout of the room to the user, detailing fixtures and fittings and enabling them to use it independently.
Forward by Spencer: ‘I read with interest a recent article published by Vicky Kuhn for International Day of People with Disability on the website disabledGo, especially the comments section, and I thought their readers would be interested to read about the same concerns as illustrated by a member of the VI community as well.’ They weren’t, so I asked Steve to write it anyway..