25th April 2000

 

 

DISPLAY TO SHOWCASE TECHNOLOGIES FOR DISABLED

 

An exhibition of new technologies to help blind, partially sighted and dyslexic people will be staged in Lincoln on Thursday (27th April 2000).

 

Northampton firm Sight and Sound Technologies will be at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside from 10am until 4pm on Thursday with a hands-on display which will be open to the public.

 

Included in the demonstrations, which are being staged as part of an all-day technology workshop at the university, will be talking computers, screen magnifiers and special computer software for dyslexics.

 

The exhibition is being co-sponsored by DART, the university’s Disability Access Resources and Technology service (DART), which already uses equipment supplied by Sight and Sound Technologies in its learning resource centres.

 

“These technologies are very useful in enabling people with disabilities to engage in education and work, and so they open up a great deal of new possibilities,” said DART manager Steve Metcalfe.

 

“They can also improve the quality of life of a range of people with disabilities,” he added.

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend the event in room 16 of the Learning Resource Centre on the Lincoln campus. For more details contact DART on 01482 463300.

 

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For further information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk