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From iSight Cornwall

As the Chief Executive of an independent sight loss charity, and registered blind for many years, I appreciate first-hand the crucial role the RoomMate has in transforming, formerly inaccessible, community areas into accessible spaces that can be enjoyed by visually impaired and sighted people alike. Moreover, aside from its primary function, an added bonus of the RoomMate is that it provides an interesting focal point to a room; generating thought-provoking discussions and commentary, thereby raising awareness in the general public regarding the barriers faced by visually impaired people on a daily basis. Since installing a RoomMate at our charity offices we frequently receive praise and positive remarks from visitors, both VIPs and sighted, who use the facility. For me, the question is not why does an organisation need a RoomMate, but why would they not want one?


"Enough Said....."

October 13, 2019

Shining up our shoes..and putting on our best togs. We await the outcome of the awards ceremony on 26th November. Exciting times for ADi Access.

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CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE INSTALLS ROOMMATE® IN ITS ACCESSIBLE TOILETS

May 2, 2019

The iconic Chichester Festival Theatre in West Sussex has joined a growing list of public buildings fitting the revolutionary RoomMate® in two of its accessible toilet facilities. The RoomMate® provides an audio description of ‘away from home’ toilets for Visually Impaired visitors who would normally rely on a carer, giving them much greater independence and dignity.

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The Importance of Visual Impairment Awareness Training

January 17, 2019

Over two million people in the UK have a visual impairment, and employment opportunities for this huge cohort are still woefully inadequate. For many people with disabilities however, finding employment that matches their skills and experience is often not the end of discriminatory employment practice, but the beginning.

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Sponsorship - Is it a forgotten jewel in your marketing armour?

September 3, 2018

Last month my Daughter, Daisy 10, was selected to represent Team GB in the Laser run World Championships being held in Dublin on 28th September. After the initial excitement had worn off we realised that it would not be a cheap trip so we set up a Just Giving crowdfunding page and started raising the money.

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Sight Village Roadshow comes to Sandy Park, home of Exeter Chiefs

April 18, 2018

The Queen Alexandra College organises exhibitions that showcase technology and currently run both the Sight Village & Autism Central. We travelled up to Sandy Park, home of the Exeter Chiefs to spread the news about RoomMate, meet some new and some familiar faces and see what else is going on in the tech world.

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Is the Equalities Act bad for your business?

April 2, 2018

Believe it or not I think it starts when we’re kids. Remember when your parents asked/told/ordered (delete where appropriate) you to do something that you weren’t really a fan of, or couldn’t see the point of? It got done, eventually, but probably not very well, or quickly and only because of the threat of some sanction or restriction of liberty by the our parents. So fast forward to the here and now and not much will have changed for many of us.

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It's that time again... Welcome to our newest newsletter, enjoy!

March 13, 2018

Spring has sprung and with it comes our latest offering of our news; where and who have been fitting RoomMates including a number of new 'Firsts' which are very exciting. We hope you enjoy and remember, to see how RoomMates are spreading across the UK have a look at our map 'Find A RoomMate'.

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