Local charity 4SIGHT (West Sussex Association for the Blind) is holding an Exhibition & Technology Sensory day in Haywards Heath on Wednesday (October 2).
The event is a chance for visually impaired people, their families, professionals and carers to try out the latest in technology that can help them in their daily lives.
Included are computers and tablets, talking kitchen scales, talking watches and other gadgets.
There will be a chance to ask the experts’ advice and meet others in a similar position.
Other local and national exhibitors include British Legion, Macular Society, Action for Deafness, Carers Support, Crossroads Care, Blind Veterans, Sensory Services, Enhanced Vision. Optelec and Dolphin Software.
4SIGHT says the exhibition will show people who are experiencing sight loss that there is a service available locally to assist with the challenges they encounter with a sensory loss.
The sensory day takes place on Wednesday between 10.30am and 2pm in Clair Hall, Perrymount Road in Haywards Heath. Admission is free and refreshments will be available.
4Sight also has a display at Burgess Hill library until Friday October 4.
If you would like to attend or require further information contact Mike Drew on 01243 838 005 or e-mail him at Mike Drew.
More sensory and exhibition days are planned throughout the county in the coming months.
4SIGHT have been helping visually impaired people for the past 90 years, and with funding from the WSCC Prevention & Wellbeing Fund, is strengthening its on-going work with visually impaired people in the north of the county.
Earlier in the year and due to the economic downturn in funding support, 4SIGHT lost two of its Outreach Workers and closed 4SIGHT centres in Crawley and Burgess Hill.
A new development plan is now being worked on to address options to reinstate these services for blind and partially sighted people.
Further details can be found on the charity’s website at www.4sight.org.uk