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Melissa Reid, Team GB Paratriathlete and competitor in the Rio games talks about the RoomMate

August 18, 2016

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.

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What's all the fuss?

May 20, 2016

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..

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Little Harbour Welcomes New Mate

April 1, 2016

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.

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PERRANPORTH GARDENS CHARITIES upgrade their toilets with RoomMates for VI users

January 20, 2016

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.”

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Plymouth University place a RoomMate in the reception area of the Roland Levinsky Building

January 20, 2016

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.

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