Energy UK: Bringing the benefits of smart meters to blind and partially sighted people

4 December 2018
Source: Energy UK

Energy UK, leading smart meter display manufacturer, geo, and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) have been working with energy suppliers to develop an Accessible In-Home Display (AIHD) for smart meters for blind and partially sighted customers. Smart meters come with an In-Home Display (IHD) showing customers how much energy they have used. The aim of this project

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Design project on improving the emotional wellbeing of the visually-impaired

24 February 2017
Source: Emily Cheng RCA

*This survey is intended for visually-impaired people* Hi, I’m a Service Design student at the Royal College of Art (RCA) working on a design project to improve emotional wellbeing for the visually-impaired, by engaging with memories through multi-sensory experience, particularly exploring the area of olfaction. To better understand your current situation and identify design opportunities to help you and others,

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Blind Veterans UK: A new counselling service for older veterans has been launched.

28 June 2016
Source: Blind Veterans UK

The Aged Veterans Counselling Service offers free counselling and support for aged veterans as well as their families and carers. The service, which has been set up by a consortium of six military welfare and veterans support charities, provides free counselling to any UK veteran born before 1 January 1950. The project is funded by the MoD’s Aged Veterans Fund

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Samsung presents the ‘Blind Cap’ for Paralympic swimmers

18 May 2016
Source: Digital Sport

Samsung have teamed up with Cheil Spain to create the first swim cap that automatically alerts blind swimmers to turn around or arrive at the finish line via Bluetooth technology. Paralympic swimming has existed for 56 years, but Cheil’s video laments the fact that the discipline has been rigid to change. The current method involves stewards hitting the swimmer’s back or

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