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Kirklees Visual Impairment Network (KVIN)

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  1. Kirklees Visual Impairment Network promotes equal inclusive access to all products,services and environments and provides educational, training and social activities for visually impaired people across Kirklees.

    We believe that the use of technology can help to maintain independence and improve people's quality of life and that wherever possible, people should get the opportunity to experience and use the technology, prior to purchase, to ensure it is right for them.

    KVIN is run by and for visually impaired people. Its members can significantly influence what we do. We currently organise and manage activities which can improve the health and well being of blind and partially sighted people . We provide training and support on the use of a wide range of equipment and assistive technologies, which can assist the development and improve skills towards employability.

    Current services and projects include:

    • One to One technology support and training by appointment. Usually Wednesdays,
    Thursdays and Fridays between 10 am to 3.30 pm.

    • Support and training on magnification produces, Windows and Apple based tablets,
    smart phones

    • Peer mobility orientation project using GPs technology designed for visually impaired people.

    • Smart Phone Apps Club

    • We can speedily copy audio cassette data into other formats.

    • We have a yoga project and a Tandem Cycling Project

    • We have a number of applications that can simplify the access to computers, tablets and smart phones for people who have not used this technology before.

    Members of KVIN arrange social activities and help to facilitate the learning of new skills or raise and campaign on issues which specially affect visually impaired people.

    Any visually impaired person can contact our Development Worker who works with our Board to consider suggestions and ideas - wherever possible we will work in partnership with others to achieve equality for visually impaired people.


Contacts

Christine Stephen
Sustainability and Development Manager
01484 519988
07871815531

Organisation last updated

  1. 09 May 2019

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  1. 12, New Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2AR
  2. Opening times:
  3. by appointment Wed to Fri 10.00 to 15.30

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