Queen Alexandra College Sight Village

The YorSensory team had an amazing time attending the Queen Alexandra College (QAC) Sight Village at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on Wednesday 21st of September.

The QAC exhibitions are described as leading the field for blind and partially sighted people and for businesses, organisations and charities which work with people with sight loss. It’s an opportunity for members of the public to see and hear about help and products available and for industry professionals to catch up post COVID19 and look at new products and technology too.
Cathy Woodward one of our Rehabilitation Officers found that the event provided a great in person opportunity to network with other Rehabilitation professionals, learn about other services such as Sightline Telephone Befriending and connecting with Look who provide mentoring support for children and young adults with a visual impairment in schools, further and higher education.
As a trust, we were there providing information about us and what we can offer in York, and to make connections with other Yorkshire and northern organisations, to better help signpost and to bring our knowledge bank up to date with products and services.
We also used the opportunity to update people on our move to our new build and the facilities and activities we will be offering, as well as Club Wilber.

Lauren Holmes our Yorsensory Business Manager said that it was a pleasuring exhibiting alongside other local and national sight loss organisations. Sight Village provided the YorSensory team with valuable opportunities for sharing knowledge and service models across Yorkshire, Lancashire and Lincolnshire. We met with many organisations who have updated our signposting library and ensured when our new equipment hub is open it will have access to the most up to date, user approved and friendly equipment

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The Wilberforce Trust is dedicated to helping those with visual impairment, sight loss, hearing loss and other disabilities across York, North Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.