Tactile Christmas cards.
RNIB have a range of tactile and embossed Christmas cards – £2.34 for a pack of six. Open the card to reveal a seasonal message in large print and Braille and a description of the tactile image in large print. Write your personal message in Braille, even if you don’t know how. The Braille pocket king contains a frame with a message pad and Braille guide to get you writing. Phone 0303 123 9999
Christmas TV, radio and newspapers.
RNIB have a host of Braille, DAISY and big print TV and radio guide’s available as one-offs during Christmas. Phone 0303 123 9999
Braille advent calendar.
This Braille and large print advent calendar is perfect for counting down the sleeps until Santa. Children will love finding a chocolate behind each window placed on the image on a beautiful winter Christmas tree in the moonlight. £8.50 variable ex VAT. Phone 0303 123 9999
• Braille and large print numbers on each window
• Large bold print in 1.5cm high
• Allergy advice on the back in large print and Braille
• Warning: contains nuts.
The calendar of Friends Events for Cam Sight moves quickly and already we are almost at the date of our next fundraiser.
We return to a musical theme with a Piano Recital on Monday 11 November at 7pm at Madingley Hall. This is no ordinary recital however. The star performer is 12 year old George Harliono accompanied by his 8 year old sister Adelaide on the cello.
George is becoming well-known in Cambridge’s musical circles as well a wider audience at The Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall, London.
Despite such an astounding talent and passion for music and performing, George also enjoys all the normal leisure activities one would expect from a child of his age, including swimming, table tennis and model making. The evening will therefore not just be filled with George’s performance, but also interviews with George and his father on the pleasures and pitfalls of nurturing and encouraging a child with such a talent whilst not losing sight of the fact that he is still a young boy who needs to live a normal life.
This promises to be an evening that will not just entertain but also give the audience food for thought.
The programme will include Bach’s Prelude and Fuge; Beethoven Sonata Op31 No2 2 The Tempest and Faure Elegie Op24. To see George and Adelaide in performance click on this you tube link.
Madingley Hall makes a beautiful setting and the evening will be completed by wine and canapés served before the performance and during the interval.
Tickets are priced at £20 per head to include wine and canapés and are available from Sally Nott on 01223 420033 email@example.com
Cam Sight is very grateful to Richard King for sponsoring this event and to Ray Morrisey for printing the posters.
Please come along to Cam Sight’s Low Vision Focus Day
Wednesday 13 November 2013, 10am – 3pm
Professional Vision Services will be demonstrating a variety of electronic magnifiers, hand held magnification devices and their latest products.
Dolphin Computer Access will be showing easy-to-use software solutions including SuperNova Access Suite – “the world’s only fully synchronised screen magnifier and screen reader with Braille.”
We’re looking forward to meeting you at:
167 Green End Road
The Friends of Cam Sight are delighted to present a George Harliono piano recital on Monday 11th November at Madingley Hall. We are sure you will be astounded at the tremendous musical talent of 12 year old George Harliono and his equally talented sister, eight year old Adelaide. Some of you may have seen George performing in venues around Cambridge, including the Community Pianos left around town. If you have not then we urge you to come and enjoy an evening of musical pleasure in a beautiful setting with wine and canapés. You will also have the opportunity to hear George and his father speak about the pleasures and challenges of nurturing such a talent whilst still keeping all the normal fun activities and daily living at the forefront of George and Adelaide’s daily lives. This will be a unique evening, giving great food for thought, and one we feel you will remember for a long time.
To get a taste of George’s talent, please click on the following You Tube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EK-ADVDLRc - and then book your tickets right away!
MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER, 7 pm
Please join us for a very special evening to listen to a twelve year old pianist, already being acclaimed by audiences and critics as a potential star of the future for his technical skill and musicality.
ENJOY: Beethoven, Prokoviev, Bach
and more, played by George and his cellist sister Adelaide.
LISTEN to George’s father talk about how a 12 year old boy who loves to ride his bike and play table tennis, is also passionate about music and has a real love of performing. Learn too how a passion and talent can be nurtured by inspirational teachers and supported by sensible parents to create a well-balanced child who is nonetheless a great musical talent.
Tickets £20 per head, to include wine and canapés
Tickets from Cam Sight
01223 420033 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelford and Stapleford Rural Support Group are organising an auction in aid of Cam Sight.
Thursday 7 November, 2pm at Cox’s Close Community Room, Stapleford.
Please contact Gill at Cam Sight on 01223 420033 for further information
Exhibition at Cam Sight – Friday 20 September, 10am – 3pm
Demonstrations will be available of the new Optelec ClearView+Speech – the first desktop magnifier to offer full text-to-speech reading. It is a powerful magnifier and will also read aloud any printed text displayed on the screen.
Dolphin Computer Access will be demonstrating Guide, a talking software package and SuperNova, a magnifier reader.
Calibre Audio Library will also be on hand, offering 6,700 audio books available via streaming, MP3 CD and USB memory stick. This subscription-free service is available to both children and adults.
Please phone Cam Sight on 01223 420033 for further information.
The Cambridge Museum of Technology are organising a guided touch tour for visually impaired people and their friends on Wednesday 25 September at 10.30am.
The Museum is housed in Cambridge’s old pumping station. The building stands as a feat of Victorian industrial prowess and charts the progression of the development of power, from steam, through internal combustion to electricity. The Museum also holds a wide collection of artefacts of industrial and technological interest from the local area. The Main Engine room of the Museum is still worked by steam six times a year. The Victorian room that houses the Main Engine is beautiful and fascinating with many switches, leavers, gorgeous wood work and brass gauges.
The Museum is situated at The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8LD. Further information can be found on their website http://www.museumoftechnology.com/
After the 40 minute tour, refreshments will be provided.
Car parking is available on site but booking is essential. The tour is free.
Please contact email@example.com or 01223 420033 to book a place.
Anglia Ruskin University are studying the problems experienced by older adults with visual impairment and the effect it has on their life. This may be valuable information for clinicians and researchers to access the rehabilitation needs of individuals with visual impairment and also to make appropriate management plans.
If you are 50 years or over and are interested in completing a questionnaire please contact:
Dr Vinaya Manchaiah, Senior Lecturer in Audiology, Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University. You can contact him either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01223 698653.
Dr Senay Aydin, Lecturer in Ophthalmic Dispensing and Optometry, Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University. You can contact her either by email email@example.com or phone 01223 363271 2141.
Our blog has been a little quiet of late but we have not been idle! Our recent fundraising events have been very successful and we are delighted to let you know that the wonderful concert, ‘Fire and Ice’ organised and performed by Steve Bingham in June raised £1,507.20. Continuing the musical theme, the Nigel Brown Concert with the Friends of Cam Sight in July, featuring The Endellion Quartet with Anna Hashimoto, raised £2,000. We were also thrilled to receive a cheque for £4,000 from the organisers of the Cambourne 10k Run which far exceeded all our expectations.
We continue 2013’s programme of Fundraising Events with a Cheese Tasting, organised by the Friends of Cam Sight, to be held on Monday 9 September at 7.30pm. The Truckle Cheese Company are being extremely generous in running this event for Cam Sight and it promises to be a very interesting and entertaining evening. Tickets are now available priced £15 per head from Sally on 01223 420033 or firstname.lastname@example.org but hurry as this is proving to be a popular event.We will be back again soon to update you on a couple of other fundraisers so keep your diaries clear!
Cam Sight are thrilled to announce a ‘cheesy’ fundraising event! Cheese Tasting with the Truckle Cheese Co.
Monday 9 September, 7pm at the Cambridge Masonic Hall, Bateman Street (Free parking)
£15 per head to include a selection of wine, beer and cider.
Please do come and join us in what promises to be a highly enjoyable event.
Tickets available from Sally Nott at Cam Sight on 01223 420033 or email@example.com
Kindly supported by: Cambridge Wine Merchants, City of Cambridge Brewery Co Ltd, Pickled Pig Cider