Life throws many things at us, but there is always a time, space and place for everyone regardless of ability or disability. Music is a powerful tool, keep on skankin'. XXX
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?
The Inaugural St Agnes business awards took place just before christmas and we were up for a couple of awards.
New guidelines published by the Civil Aviation Authority set to help passengers with hidden disabilities get better support at UK airports and more effective communication ahead of travel, helping to reduce stress and anxiety when travelling.
So, welcome to our latest issue. After the recent excitement of the Pitch@Palace and Venturfest day we're back down to earth continuing to share the word on RoomMate. In this issue we'll tell you all that's happened over the last month, including a few more firsts!
We thought we'd make this next newsletter a bit special so we've concentrated on our recent experience with the Pitch @ Palace team.
An opportunity to hear again, or if you missed it the first time, our Radio 4 - In touch programme interview with Helen & Steve on the 4th of October including a cameo appearance of the RoomMate that is working in the House of Commons Disabled Access Toilet.
Pitch @ Palace arrived in Cornwall on the 4th of October. We, along with 19 fellow start-ups, numerous dignitaries and a few judges, squeezed in-to the Pool Innovation Centre for an excellent day of Networking and pitches. Read on for details...
Hi folks, my beautiful wife and Daughter are helping to raise awareness of the RoomMate by doing a swimming challenge to raise funds for our local Disabled Access toilet facility. We'd be grateful if you could help spread the news and, of course, every penny helps!
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.
It's that time again and this months offering is jam packed with the latest news and newest places that have fitted the RoomMate. The map on our site is starting to spread out now, may it continue!