Saffron Walden-based sight charity to highlight vision problem

PUBLISHED: 09:50 31 January 2010 | UPDATED: 22:08 31 May 2010

A SAFFRON Walden charity is hosting a series of open days to highlight the profile of sight loss and vision problems. Support 4 Sight will begin with an exhibition on sight and sound technology on Tuesday February 2. Experts in the field of visual impair

A SAFFRON Walden charity is hosting a series of open days to highlight the profile of sight loss and vision problems.

Support 4 Sight will begin with an exhibition on sight and sound technology on Tuesday February 2. Experts in the field of visual impairment will be on hand to demonstrate, give guidance and advice on the latest technology, such as document scanners, screen readers, magnification computer software and the latest mobile phone scanning technology.

Support 4 Sight's dedicated team of volunteers will also assist with tuition, as well as advice and support when it comes to looking for work.

Support 4 Sight - which is based at 2 and 4 George Street - helps 2700 people each year with sight loss and associated problems by giving information, support and training. Services include home visiting, computer training, social events, information desks and supplying equipment through its resource centre. Many of the services are conducted by local volunteers.

If you would like further information or would like to make an appointment for a demonstration of useful aids to assist visually impaired people, contact: Paul Atkins, resource centre and volunteer manager on 01799 523700 or e-mail paul@support4sight.org.uk. The centre is open Monday to Friday 9.30am - 2.30pm.

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