Sight Village - blind tech show
It's Wednesday - middle of the week, not a trough, it's a peak. But today also sees the middle day at the Sight Village - the blindie tech exhibition in Birmingham. The website more properly refers to it as: "... the premier European event showcasing technology, support and services for people who are blind or visually impaired". It's at a new venue this year, The New Bingley Hall, Hockley.
Blind people love their tech. Maybe it's cos the Ouch team sports two blind members of staff, we don't know, but we reckon blindies get all the best gizmos. I mean, grab sticks? Hoists? We know they're important but you wouldn't get them out and show them off in the office, would you. Not like, say, a talking colour detector that tells you if your clothes are blue, red or dark olive? Woah I'm salivating just thinking about it. Don't go feeling bad if you're not blind, though.
Anyway, cutting to the chase now. We dispatched gizmo crazy Emma Tracey to the event today so visit Ouch's home page in the next couple of days to see what grabbed her attention most of all.
Personally speaking, I'm quite happy with my talking basket weaver kit.
If you went to the event, tell us about what you saw in the comments space below. Or maybe you have a fave gizmo you're dying to tell us about.