Returning to an in-person event also creates the opportunity to host our exhibition, after a three year break. As ever, we are delighted to be hosting a range of exhibitors, some for the first time. The exhibition is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm on Wednesday 28 September 2022.
Several of the exhibitors are also attending workshops as well as the annual awards dinner, so there is plenty of opportunity to network and explore collaborations.
Charitylog is a cloud based CRM system used by over 900 charities. Typically these charities provide services to clients and have to report to funders and commissioners, demonstrating impact and outcomes. It will help you manage the personal information you collect and support your organisation in meeting GDPR compliance. Whether your work is mainly 1:1 case work or group activities, in the office or in homes, Charitylog can provide the tools for recording activity and outcomes, as well as reporting.
The Technology Association of Visually Impaired People (TAVIP) is a lively community of blind and partially sighted people who actively support people to make the most of technology at home, for leisure and in the workplace.
We monitor changes in technology, identify resources and provide information for members. We support each other through discussion groups, online chats and face-to-face events. We provide online tutorials, skill-sharing sessions and training, and we campaign vigorously for equal access to technology.
Our members are our greatest asset and include people of all ages, skill levels, interests and abilities. They include leisure users, people in employment, students, IT professionals and organisations supporting blind and partially sighted people. Our members use a wide range of access technology including screen readers, magnification, braille, audio and synthetic speech.
Optelec are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of Low Vision Solutions. Our four brands cover the full spectrum of Low Vision, from newly diagnosed to complete Blindness.
Optelec – Manufacturers of Electronic Magnifiers, Braille and Text-to-Speech readers for over 40 years.
Enhanced Vision – A world leader in low vision aids, renowned for the first ever head worn electronic magnifier, the Jordy.
Freedom Scientific – Best known for world leading software including Jaws and ZoomText as well as Braille Displays.
Schweizer – Although not a Vispero brand we are proud to be the exclusive UK dealer. Schweizer have manufactured optical magnifiers for over 180 years in Germany.
Our mission is simple, we want to supply the best suited equipment for a particular individual to enhance and give independence.
Please look at our range of optical magnifiers, lighting, electronic magnifiers, reading machines and much more at: www.lowvisionshop.co.uk or Freephone 0800 145 6115
Since 1983 Associated Optical, Eschenbach’s UK partner, has sought to provide eye-care professionals with innovative magnification devices to further enhance their patient care. Working closely with all of our key manufacturers and education team, our aim is to inspire our customers to further improve people’s lives using patient-centred optical solutions.
Our key brands include Eschenbach Optik for Optical and Digital magnification, Ocutech Bioptics & LiveEyewear for Cocoons FitOvers and Filters
We are Alzheimer’s Society. We are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia. We provide help and hope.
Dementia can devastate lives, but we won’t stop until we improve everyone’s experience.
By 2025, 1 million people will be living with the condition in the UK, and many millions more carers, partners, families and friends are affected.
We provide help – we support people affected by all types of dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times. Whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to us for practical advice, emotional support, and guidance to the best next step.
We provide hope – we are, and we empower people affected by dementia to be, a leading force for change – using cutting edge research and influencing to push for breakthroughs that’ll change the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future.
Together, we will make sure people living with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.
See Sport Differently
Blind and partially sighted people are twice as likely to be inactive than people without sight loss. We want to change this.
RNIB and British Blind Sport are working together to raise awareness among the two million people with sight loss in the UK, and across the sports sector, about how more blind and partially sighted people can get involved with sport and physical activity.
Through See Sport Differently, a Sport England funded programme, we are determined to level the playing field for people with sight loss so that every person who wants to get active can do so, regardless of their sight. It’s all about changing perceptions that sight loss is a barrier to sport or physical activity, across the sports sector and amongst people with sight loss themselves; equipping organisations and people with positive behaviours to tackle the biggest barriers and allow more blind and partially sighted people to get involved.
We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people. We recognise everyone’s unique experience of sight loss and offer help and support for blind and partially sighted people. This can be anything from practical and emotional support, campaigning for change, reading services and the products we offer in our online shop. We’re a catalyst for change – inspiring people with sight loss to transform their own personal experience, their community and, ultimately, society as a whole. Our focus is on giving them the help, support and tools they need to realise their aspirations.
Everyday 250 people begin to lose their sight. RNIB has a crucial role to play in creating a world where there are no barriers to people with sight loss. We want society, communities and individuals to see differently about sight loss.
Evenbreak is a social enterprise run by and for disabled people. We support disabled people looking for new or better work through a number of services:
- You can search for jobs on an accessible specialist job board, where inclusive employers who actively want to employ disabled people post their vacancies.
- You can find local and national support organisations in a directory.
- You can access online resources on employment skills, through a disability lens.
- You can attend online events – workshops, webinars and ‘Meet the Employer’ events.
- You can arrange one-to-one support from one of our career coaches.
All of these services are free of charge, and designed and delivered accessibly by professionals with lived experience of disability. You can pick and mix the services you would benefit from.
Individual Technology Solutions for vision impaired people (ITS VIP), previously known as Telephones for the Blind have been supporting Blind and Vision Impaired people for over 50 years. Our mission is to combat loneliness, isolation and enable those with sight loss to live full independent lives using modern communication equipment.
Working closely with our partners from Visionary, Local Sight Loss Charities, Council Sensory Teams and other professionals in our sector, we provide grants for landlines, specially adapted mobile phones and tablet computers, along with training and support, to those who would otherwise be unable to afford them.
Generally, the simplest way to apply is to complete the on-line application form. However, for those unable to apply on-line you can download a form from our website. All applications must be submitted by a recognised sponsoring officer and meet the charity’s eligibility criteria.
For more information visit www.itsvip.org
Meet up Call
Meetupcall is a software platform that helps charities supporting people who are older, disabled or vulnerable, to reduce loneliness and isolation by enabling them to remotely deliver social interactions, establish connections and build communities.
Utilising both the telephone and the internet, Meetupcall’s proprietary software is simple to use and designed to meet the accessibility and safeguarding requirements of a vulnerable audience, enabling care providers to easily reach the people that need it the most
Bequeathed, in collaboration with Visionary and RNIB are making their free online Will writing service available to the supporters and customers of local sight loss societies. Visit our stand to learn more about how this could be of benefit to your organisation and what you need to do to sign up. Bequeathed are an online, market leading will writing specialist, enabling people to make their Will for Good.
Take on 250
Visionary are thrilled to be launching our Take on 250 campaign aimed at uniting the sight loss sector with one unified voice through this exciting fundraising challenge. Commencing in January 2023, the excellent resources and fundraising pack will provide you with all you need to plan and schedule your own campaign whilst saving you significant time and money. This is a fantastic opportunity so please stop by to register your interest and find out more. You may even get to sample a mini-challenge on the day yourself!
Torch Trust is a national and international Christian charity. We seek to make a difference to the lives of people who are living with sight loss by providing them with the opportunity to access Bibles and other Christian resources, through our free lending library and for sale. We support sight loss friendly churches and offer access to a range of events and services, including holidays for people who are visually impaired, local group meetings and a befriending service.
Sight and Sound Technology
Sight and Sound Technology are the UK’s leading provider of hardware and software to the blind, visually impaired and those with learning and reading difficulties, our products can improve your quality of life at work, at study or at home.