Events

Sight Village

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Sight Village events are the UK’s leading exhibitions of technology, equipment and services for people with a visual impairment and for people experiencing age related sight problems. Each event offers visitors the opportunity to compare the latest, often, life changing products under one roof.  The events attract exhibitors from across the UK and Europe, including industry leaders Sight and Sound Technology, HumanWare & Optelec.  Whatever you are looking for, visitors are guaranteed an informative day at all the events.

Orchard Hill's Recruitment Day

28th January 4 to 7pm at Vocational Progression Centre, Carshalton Colleg Campus, Nightingale Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2EJ.

There are a number of vacancies available at Orchard Hill's recruitment event: full time, part time, bank staff, Lecturers, Learning Support Assistants, Administrators, Apprenticeships, Nurses, and Therapists.

For details please contact Kayleigh on kmcleod@orchardhill.ac.uk or call 0345 402 0453.

Kidz to Adultz in the Middle

Kidz to Adultz in the Middle’ Thursday, 10th March 2016 Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE 9.30am – 4.30pm  Free Entry – Free Parking – Fully Accessible!

Information on: funding, seating, beds, mobility, accessible vehicles, bathing, education, transition, communication, sensory, education, employment, housing,  sport, leisure and much more! Come and join us at this free exhibition for children and young adults up to age of 25 with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers and the professionals who support them!


Wobbly Wednesday 2015 Video

As part of WOBBLY WEDNESDAY 2015, the Nystagmus Network has released two short videos for parents, professionals, people with nystagmus and anyone with an interest in the condition. The videos give an overview of what it’s like to have nystagmus and an update on the latest in research and treatment for this eye condition which affects 1 in 1,000 people.

The Way We See It video features TV’s Richard Osman, as well as student Will Coidan, who plays American football even though he has nystagmus, and Harriet (a little girl with nystagmus) and her mum Rosie. The video was shot in locations in London and Suffolk, including Imperial College.

Kidz in the Middle

Thursday, 10th March 2016

 Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE

9.30am – 4.30pm 

Free Entry - Free Parking - Fully Accessible!

Information on: funding, seating, beds, mobility, accessible vehicles, bathing, education, transition, communication, sensory, sport, leisure and much more!

Come and join us at this free exhibition for children and young adults with disabilities and special needs, their parents, carers and the professionals who support them!

Have a ball for Heart of England Mencap

IT’S lights, camera, action as tickets go on sale for a night of Hollywood glamour in aid of a local charity. Heart of England Mencap will host the ‘Hollywood Ball’ in Stratford on Friday November 20th, all to raise funds to support local people living with learning disabilities.

The black-tie event will take place at The Stratford Hotel in Arden Street starting at 7pm. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal and charity auction, with live music.  Tickets cost £50 per person, or £500 for a table of ten.  The price includes all food and entertainment plus a drink on arrival.

Shining the Spotlight on Poor Sight - Manchester

Exhibition showcases latest products and services for people experiencing sight loss issues.

Failing sight is a widespread side-effect of getting older, yet most people affected have very little help managing their deteriorating condition. Many will accept their failing sight as ‘one of those things’. However, there are a number of products and services available that can significantly improve the ability to enjoy life and live independently.

Sight Village is the UK’s biggest and best exhibition for people who are blind, visually impaired or suffering from failing sight. Free to attend, the exhibition has a wide range of exhibitors ranging from organisations selling specialist equipment to theatre groups – and everything in between.