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A Fife-based charity, which supports people who have vision impairment to feel more confident and independent, is holding its first assistive technology roadshow of the year in Glenrothes, Scotland.

seescape’s Access Technology Roadshow showcases how everyday devices, such as smartphones and hearing aids, can help people to maintain independence in their own homes.

The event is free and will feature various technology providers demonstrating assistive technology solutions, such as stand-alone braille displays with specialist devices for scanning and reading text, recognising colours and faces and products.

Companies at the event include Humanware, Sight and Sound, OrCam and Optelec.

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In addition, assistive technologies in the hearing impairment sector will be on display from various organisations.

Carl Hodson, Chief Executive of seescape, told Fife Today: “We launched the roadshow last year and it was a great success with Fife residents. Many people, whether they have just received a diagnosis or have been living with a sight and hearing impairment for many years, can be unaware how quickly technology evolves and the difference it can make in their day to day lives.”

The charity’s first roadshow will take place on the 30th of April at the Balgeddie House Hotel in Glenrothes from 11am to 12pm.

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