News, events and information that we receive between our biannual newsletters.
Support KAB with some fundraising
The last 12 months have been a challenging time and we would like to raise some additional funds for the autumn social and for the first time we are having one big Christmas lunch across all our clubs. To help us finance both of these fantastic events we have set up a go fund me page, we would like to get this page shared as far and wide as possible and would welcome any donations however small. Please click on the link https://www.gofundme.com/f/dqnbx3-a-cause-i-care-about-needs-help&rcid=r01-156586218862-6cdfdbb95c2d4b60&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w or follow us on Facebook and Twitter where the link can be shared.
Would you like to visit Buckingham Palace?
I am looking for people to visit Buckingham Palace, for free, and use our descriptive audio guide, with a willingness to feed back to me their experiences of the device and content.If you are interested in x2 free tickets to Buckingham Palace this summer please get in touch with your preferred date and time. The Palace is open now until the 29 September.
If interested please contact Amy Stocker, Access Manager. Email [email protected] Telephone 01753 493293. Alternatively if you would like to go but think you may need help with getting there then contact the office on 020 8605 0060 and we may be able to organise assistance for you.
Come and join us for the Sight and Sound Summer School!
We're delighted to announce a series of training sessions, which we've called the Sight and Sound Summer School. We realise that for many people, accessing training can be difficult and costly, so we're making it as easy as possible by delivering the sessions on line, using the very popular Zoom meetings platform.
Zoom is highly accessible, and allows you to join our sessions using your computer's web browser, or, if you prefer, there are clients available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.
If you don't feel like battling with apps and software, you can join by using a standard telephone. You can find dial-in numbers to join the meetings in your local country here. https://zoom.us/zoomconference?u=LEzZclNXeaEy2xkMs_ROmgxisBeKGkBarOCeCIFd5eE
Starting on 12th August and spread across 5 days, we’ll be covering a range of solutions, with sessions on JAWS keyboard shortcuts, ZoomText, Ruby magnifiers and Braille displays. Finishing with a surgery style session you’ll have the chance to ask us any questions you have on any of the Sight and Sound product range.
Sessions can be joined via the links below and run 3:00pm-4:30pm UK time as follows:
Monday August 12th
Sharpening your Shortcuts with Sharon Lyons
https://zoom.us/j/917965966 or telephone meeting ID: 917965966
Tuesday August 13th
Exploring Ruby magnifiers with Ash Cross
https://zoom.us/j/115453003 or telephone meeting ID: 115453003
Wednesday August 14th
Introducing Zoomtext Magnification software with Ruth Gallagher Carr
https://zoom.us/j/713455744 or telephone meeting ID: 713455744
Thursday August 15th
Exploring the Focus Braille displays with Stuart Lawler
https://zoom.us/j/999247846 or telephone meeting ID: 999247846
Friday August 16th
Sight and Sound Tech Surgery
https://zoom.us/j/855163952 or telephone meeting ID: 855163952
Sight and Sound
National Eye Health Week 23rd to 29th September 2019
This campaign aims to inspire and educate people on the importance of eye health and why they should go for regular sight tests.
Many people often fear losing vision; yet take minimal steps in caring for their eyes. This is what the National Eye Health Week aims to change.
Expert Patients Programme
Do you have a long-term health condition?
KCIL and Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group will be running a 6 week Expert Patients Programme at the United Reformed Church in Kingston on Wednesday afternoons in September and October from 2pm -4.30pm.
This is a free self-management course that will give you the knowledge, skills and support to effectively self-manage your condition and live life to its full potential. The programme welcomes anyone living with a long-term condition that may impact on their quality of life for example: diabetes, heart disease, MS, lung conditions, arthritis and other pain conditions, mental health problems etc. The course is run by people who have been through the course themselves.