Sat 18th Nov 2017

10am - 4pm

Free exhibition event for blind and visually impaired

towneley hall

Towneley Hall in Burnley has joined forces with a local Lions club to stage an exhibition with a difference.

The historic hall will be hosting a one-day only exhibition for blind and visually impaired people on Saturday, 18th November, which has been organised by members from Burnley Lions Club.

The free exhibition, running between 10am and 4pm, will bring together an array of service providers and leading technology developers to offer a one-stop shop for information, support and advice.

Ken Darwen, Towneley Hall manager, said: “We are delighted to be working with Lions Club to stage this event, which will be offering a combination of advice, support and social activities.

“This will also be a great opportunity for people to find out more about the services that are available, and to chat to others in a similar situation.

“We’d like as many people as possible to come along to our exhibition event. Whether you have sight loss yourself, or you know someone who has, this is an opportunity not to be missed.”

There will be representatives from Braille IT, who will be giving simple demonstrations in the use of Braille as well ‘brailleing’ out complimentary personal Christmas cards.

The falls prevention team from 5 Falls Unit will share their top tips on keeping safe and how to avoid tripping over. It will also be changing ferrules, the bottom of walking sticks, free of charge.

Sight loss support organisations and charities including Blind Society, the Royal National Institute of Blind People, Macular Support and Guide Dogs for the Blind will be on hand to offer their help and advice.

A range of businesses will be showcasing their latest inventions such as electronic magnifiers, text-to speech readers, Bluetooth-based apps for easier mobility, and accessibility software for computers and tablets.

For more information please contact Frank from Burnley Lions Club on 01282 702348.