CORK: Technology Club re-opens for people living with blindness or low-vision

8 September 2017
By David O’Sullivan
david@TheCork.ie

Health News

Technology can offer an opportunity to improve the quality of people’s lives through facilitating or assisting communications with others.

The Exchange Club meets every Saturday in Cork City Library, Grand Parade, Cork City between 11am and 12.30pm to share knowledge of assistive equipment and technology including mobile phones with Talks, smart phones with voiceover and interface with laptops.

The Exchange Club is a place for people living with different levels of vision loss to meet friends and help each other to get the best use of such assistive technology. It was set up in collaboration between patient-led organisation Fighting Blindness and the Visually Impaired Computer Users Society (VICS).

If you would like more information about the Cork Exchange Club please contact Derry Walsh on 086 810 3412 or derrywalsh51@gmail.com or visit www.FightingBlindness.ie. Please note the club does not meet on bank holiday weekends or on the second Saturday of the month.

About Fighting Blindness
Fighting Blindness is an Irish patient-led charity working to cure blindness, support people experiencing sight loss and empower patients. It does this by:

  • Funding and enabling world-leading research into treatments and cures for blindness. Since 1983, Fighting Blindness has invested over €17 million in more than 90 research projects, with a particular focus on genes and gene therapy, cell technology and regenerative medicine, retinal implant technology, novel drug therapy and population studies
  • Providing professional counselling and peer to peer support through its Insight Counselling Service for people and families affected by sight loss
  • Undertaking extensive activity in the area of advocacy and patient empowerment, and, specifically, for equitable access to existing treatments, novel therapies and appropriate care.

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