'Oxsight' Glasses Project - Participants Required
RNIB are working with Oxford University on the 'Oxsight' glasses project. The glasses are designed to help partially sighted people see things more clearly using a combination of magnification, contrast and colour settings. The glasses will only work successfully for people with certain levels of sight and field of vision. They have created a screening test for potential participants to see if they meet the criteria for testing.
If RNIB had a small group of people that met the screening criteria, they would be willing to travel to KAB to carry out the testing. RNIB will pay the participant's travelling expenses up to £30 and a shopping voucher will be given to each participant as a thank you for taking part. Testing will take approximately an hour and a quarter. Once suitable participants have been identified, they will be contacted and given date, time and venue of the testing.
New Chapter Book Club
Do you like reading? Why not join our book club?
Stroke Association and Kent Association for the Blind are working in partnership giving you the opportunity to continue enjoying reading in a friendly and sociable environment.
|Time:||7.45pm for an 8pm start|
|Where:||Horton Kirby and South Darenth Village Hall|
|Details:||Teams of up to 7; entry £4 per person. Proceeds from the evening's event will be donated to KAB.|
|Contact:||To book your table or for more information, please contact David on 01322 863205|
Charity Golf Days
We are really excited to have three golf days planned for 2018. These are always great fun and we would love for you to join us!
- High Elms - 27th July
- Bearsted - 8th August
- Faversham - 21st September
Visual Impairment Awareness Training for Professionals
Date: Thursday 4th October 2018
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Where is it: KAB Sight Centre, 72 College Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6SJ
In partnership with Thomas Pocklington Trust, Visualise Training and Consultancy and Orbita Black, this training course titled "Seeing Beyond the Eyes" has been designed for Dispensing Opticians and Optometrists. The course empowers optical professionals with the knowledge to know the correct way to support and communicate effectively with patients with a visual impairment, to ensure the optical professionals know the range of services and professionals within the sight loss sector and the correct referral pathways. Click here to book your free place.
Sight Matters 2018
Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where is it: Maidstone Leisure Centre, Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent ME15 7RN
Cup of Tea for KAB