Equipment and Technology

Cam Sight’s Low Vision Equipment Centres in Cambridge and Chatteris stock a wide range of demonstration equipment. Our trained staff are on hand to show you what’s available and demonstrate how to use it. We can advise on the most useful pieces of equipment and provide support with the purchase. We can also provide information and knowledge on specific pieces of equipment and research items on request.

There are many pieces of equipment available to help with carrying out day to day tasks. For example:

Home and leisure

  • Talking clocks and watches
  • Lighting
  • Playing cards

Health and mobility

  • Canes and walking sticks
  • Cane tips and accessories

Technology

  • Large button phones
  • Amazon echo

Our Cambridge Centre is open Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm, and Fridays 9am to 4.30pm.

Our Chatteris Centre is open Monday and Tuesday, 9.30am to 3.30pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It is good to have information about products and services. They are very caring and helpful people.” – Visitor to our Cambridge Centre

 

Magnification Clinic

Cam Sight runs a weekly magnification clinic every Monday and Tuesday with our low vision adviser Harminder Matharu. We offer a comprehensive magnification and lighting assessment and provide information and advice on other methods to make the most of your remaining vision.

There is a broad range of magnification devices available for purchase from hand held and stand magnifiers to telescopic and video magnifiers. When choosing a magnification device, it is important to identifying the exact purpose for the use of a magnification device – for example, reading a book or menu, watching TV, working on hobbies, working with a computer, etc. Using the appropriate magnifier makes daily activities and specific tasks more straightforward and less tiring.

The Magnification Clinic is free and by appointment only. If you would like an appointment, please contact Harminder Matharu via harminder@camsight.org.uk and 01223 420033 Ext. 23. Please allow 90 minutes for your appointment to ensure your requirements are fully considered and met.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It was very helpful and informative. The staff were very understanding, it was nice that i could take my time to explain things” – Magnification Clinic visitor

 

British Wireless for the Blind

The British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) provide specially adapted audio equipment on a free loan basis to people with low vision and blindness across the UK.

The BWBF offers a wide range of high quality sets from simple digital radio to a wireless internet audio player. These are available on free loan to anyone who meets their criteria and they are available for purchase by those who do not meet the criteria.

Cam Sight acts as the Cambridgeshire agent for the BWBF. We establish if you are eligible to receive a set on a free loan basis, ensure your individual listening needs are considered, and that an appropriate set is identified to best meet your needs. We deliver the equipment and provide instruction and training in its operation.

 

Technology Training

There is a wide range of technologies available to assist people who are blind or have low vision. Whether you wish to use a computer, smart phone or tablet, or become more efficient at work, school, or university – there is a piece of technology that can help.

Our Technology Lead can help you to explore and choose the technology that works best for you.

We can provide help in accessing:

  • The Internet
  • Smart phones and tablets
  • Voice-assistance technologies like the Amazon Echo
  • Magnification and text-to-speech software
  • TV and radio
  • USB and media players

We provide one to one, in person, or over the phone training, advice, and support.

For more information, contact Jerry Gilbert via jerry@camsight.org.uk or 01223 420033 Ext.19

Download our Assistive Technology Service leaflet

Download our Low Vision Centre lealfet

Download our Fenland Low Vision leaflet

 

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