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Wilberforce Trust to host Easter egg hunt for those with visual impairments

A TRUST in York, which supports young people living with visual impairments, is set to host an adapted Easter egg hunt.

An Easter egg hunt is a tradition that we all love to be part of – and The Wilberforce Trust have found a solution for visually impaired children.

Samantha Scholey-Dyson, operations director at the trust, was the brainchild behind the operation and had her dad create the beeping plastic eggs. Samantha said she believes that the traditional Easter activity should be tweaked to make it inclusive for all children.

On the day of the egg hunt, the team will hide them so that the children can locate the eggs using the sound, collect them up in baskets and then bring them back to exchange for chocolate eggs.

Siblings won’t miss out on the activity either, as the trust provide them with an eye mask so that they too can use their hearing to find the eggs.

The first Wilberforce Easter egg hunt was held in 2019 and was a success with the families – and was even picked up by ITV Calendar.

“Both The Wilberforce Trust and the families are excited to be running this event again and anticipate it to be a great success,” a spokesperson said.

BY ED HORNERREPORTER

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Sight Village 2022 dates

QAC Sight Village exhibitions are organised by Queen Alexandra College Birmingham
Sight Village 2022 dates
South West – 26th April, Sandy Park Stadium Exeter
Central – 28th and 29th June, Cranmore Park Conference and Events Centre West Midlands
North-East – 21st September, Royal Armouries Leeds
South-East – 8th and 9th November, Kensington Town Hall London
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QAC Sight Village

Change to 2021 event dates: 

All the following dates are now confirmed; we look forward to welcoming you back to an event soon!

Central 17th & 18th August – Cranmore Park Conference & Events Centre, West Midlands
South West 14th September – Sandy Park Stadium, Exeter – new  date!
Wales 12th October – All Nations Centre, Cardiff
South East 2nd & 3rd November – Kensington Town Hall, London

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Aspire on Galloways Tech Talk on Thursday

During next Thursday’s Tech Talk @ 3, Andrew will be joined by Graham Longly from Aspire Consultancy, an assistive technology company which   supplies a wide range of products.

Aspire Consultancy also provides training for Fusion, JAWS, J-Say, or iPhone products etc and also specialises in refurbished equipment.

Graham is visually impaired himself and uses a lot of the products Aspire supplies, so he will be able to answer all your questions.

For more information, visit: https://aspire-consultancy.co.uk/aspire/

Join us at 3pm on Thursday, December 10th, by telephone, smart phone, tablet, or video chat via Zoom.

To take part, become a member of our Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/2300648560261020/

where the instructions to join are posted or contact [email protected]