This is a guest post by Vicky & Dave at VIDA Training. VIDA Training provides professional bespoke training and consultancy services across London and the South East, specialising in Vision Impairment and Disability Awareness, Communication and Team Building.
Starting up a business can be a nerve wracking process, not least when you realise that many 'great ideas' never leave the ideas stage due to, what I believe is the biggest single obstacle to starting a business, lack of funds. Thanks to a loan from The South West Investment Group we were able to get RoomMate to market.
The National Federation of the Blind and Two Blind Individuals File Lawsuit Against SSA for Lack of Accessible Kiosks in San Diego, California
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.