As ever, we are delighted to be hosting a range of exhibitors, some for the first time. There is plenty of opportunity to network and explore collaborations as many of the exhibitors are attending workshops, annual awards dinner and will be joining us for lunch.
Please make time to join the exhibitors from 8.30am to 5.00pm on Wednesday 27 September 2023.
The Visionary Annual Conference Hub has been developed with support from Utility Aid
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
Blind Ambition is the single-minded determination to achieve your goals. For visually-impaired people facing many barriers, a focused determination is essential to success. We want organisations and clients to harness our momentum to achieve their goals. We support people of all ages living with visual impairment within the UK and globally and offer a wide range of services for businesses, charities and visually-impaired individuals. From training businesses to feel more confident to employ visually-impaired staff to supporting visually-impaired individuals with writing their CVs, we are here to make a difference. Businesses and charities can access: Visual Awareness Training, Disability Awareness Training, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training, Disability Confidence, Passenger Assistance Training, Unconscious Bias Training. Visually impaired individuals can access (free of charge): Monthly Webinars for VI workers and entrepreneurs, Employment Coaching Webinars (In collaboration with the RNIB), Confidence and Resilience Training (In collaboration with a Clinical Psychologist), LinkedIn Training Courses (In collaboration with a LinkedIn Expert), CV Writing. For more information, call us on 020 3886 2020, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.blindambition.co.uk. Instagram – @seemaflower_blindambitionuk Facebook – Seema Flower Twitter – @BlindAmbition88 LinkedIn – Blind Ambition
Compass is a comprehensive on-line platform developed by the Third Sector for the Third Sector and the above is just a brief summary of the main parts of the system. It also comes with many other functions that organisations may find useful. It’s structure also gives each organisation full control over their part of the site so that it can be customised to your requirements. We look forward to working with you because working together works for everyone.
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.
Guide Dogs understands that sight loss is different for everyone, adult or child, sight loss can also impact those around us, Guide Dogs range of services reflect that. By understanding what the person wants from life today and tomorrow we can equip the person with the skills that they need to live an independent and active life. We’re here to support people with sight loss to live the life they choose.
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
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
Every six minutes, someone in the UK begins to lose their sight. RNIB is taking a stand against exclusion, inequality and isolation to create a world without barriers where people with sight loss can lead full lives. A different world where society values blind and partially sighted people not for the disabilities they’ve overcome, but for the people they are.
RNIB are seeking to engage with other sight loss organisations to provide more choice and opportunities for blind and partially sighted people and improve equity of access. Opportunities include sharing information, training, support, resources etc. where RNIB is actively seeking to collaborate to help others. If you are interested in having a discussion on any of the opportunities, please get in touch with the team email@example.com
If you would like to find out about RNIB’s services, go to www.rnib.org.uk. You can also call the Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or ask Alexa to call RNIB’s Helpline.
Specsavers Press Office
Specsavers invite you to visit their press office during the exhibition. Will Green, PR manager – industry communication, will be on-hand to offer advice on press releases, how to engage local media with your organisation and connecting with your opticians. A professional photographer will also be available to take, for example, profile photos or a team photo. Visit the Specsavers press office to book a time.
Togetherly is a software platform designed specifically to help charities and care providers to reduce loneliness, facilitate social interaction and build communities for the people they support. We do this by making it simple, safe and sustainable to bring people together remotely, either online or using their telephone, in groups or one to one. Our mission is to reduce loneliness and isolation through innovation, but we recognise innovation takes many forms. By being involved with Visionary and its partners, we look to share, learn and explore the different approaches to tackling loneliness.
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.
Utility Aid is the UK’s largest energy broker for the not-for-profit sector, and we are delighted to be one of the sponsors for the Visionary Annual Conference. We are passionate about helping our customers become greener, save time, and save money.
Their dedicated team provide a high-level service to manage and maintain your portfolio, covering Procurement, Bureau Services, Full Account Management, Historical Audits, Carbon Reporting and Net Zero Planning. They have saved their charity customers over £4.7m through their invoice validation services.