Independence means living independently with Assistive Technology for Blind and Partially Sighted People in Swindon

Blind and Partially Sighted people living in Swindon are being offered an innovative opportunity to attend a one stop shop for Assistive Technology on Tuesday 8th September at Gorse Hill Community Centre between 10am and 2pm.

Wiltshire Sight a local independent Charity who have listened to what Blind and Partially sighted people want and need and have put together this event aimed to showcase the best Assistive Technology Available. A huge range of manufactures will be on hand to showcase the latest products, demonstrate how they work and provide advice on how they can assist in everyday situations.

Wiltshire Sights Team of Specialist Sight Advisors will be on hand to offer practical and emotional support as well as information on a variety of topics including Managing your Eye Condition and what’s available in your area. We are also delighted to be joined by colleagues from the Macular Society to provide specific support around macular degeneration.

“We have found by talking to those with Sight Loss in Swindon, that so many people are not aware of what’s available to assist them to maintain their independence and carry on doing the things they enjoy the most. There are some amazing products and techniques out there to support people and we are working hard to enable people to get the information and support they need. This event is just the start”, said Leanne Hubbard, Chief Executive, Wiltshire Sight.

The event is free to attend and will be of interest to those with a sight loss, their families and professionals who work in the social care field. It takes place on Tuesday 8 September, 2015 from 10am to 2pm at Gorse Hill Community Centre, Chapel Street, Swindon SN2 8DA.

For more information, phone the Wiltshire Sight team on 01380 723682 or email