Discovering Technology

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There is an increasing amount of technology that can open up a world of opportunities to people living with sight loss. Technology can help you remain independent, restore confidence, provide opportunities that sight loss appears to take away and it can help keep you in touch with your family and friends. At Galloway’s, we know… Read more »

UCLan Development – Your voice matters

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Back in January, Preston City Council approved plans for the proposed UCLan development subject to certain conditions. These conditions included things that we fought long and hard for, such as controlled crossing points; recognising the challenges that blind and partially sighted people face when navigating through a shared space scheme. The project team, in association… Read more »

Join us in Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2018 #GAAD

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It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day #GAAD, on Thursday 17th May.  Galloway’s are asking their local community to get involved in this world-wide initiative by contributing to the digital accessibility effort. Global Accessibility Awareness Day aims to get as many people talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion for people with different disabilities. Technology … Read more »

GALLOWAY’S DRIVING DAY IS SET TO RETURN

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  Preston based sight loss charity, Galloway’s, is delighted that it’s ever popular Driving Day is set to return in May. The driving day is one of the few opportunities in the country that gives blind and partially sighted people the experience of driving and will take place at Three Sisters Race Track in Wigan… Read more »

Galloway’s tackles Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

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Visually impaired Galloway’s activity co-ordinator, James Coulton, is tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks with a team made up of Galloway’s volunteers and service users to raise more money for local people living with sight loss. The Galloway’s Get Active programme, led by James, is just one of the many services offered by Galloway’s to support… Read more »

Shining A Light On Accessibility – Creating Inclusive Environments for All

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Invitation to a Guest Lecture ”Shining A Light On Accessibility – Creating Inclusive Environments for All’ with Key Note Speakers Professor Anna Lawson and Lord Chris Holmes  Friday 20th April 2018 – Prompt start 12.15pm to 1.45pm with coffee and tea from 11.45am.  There’s a new date for the guest lecture and really hope that… Read more »

Galloway’s does Countdown!

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A group from Galloway’s joined the audience of Countdown, one of the longest running and most popular TV game shows. Almost 30 blind and visually impaired people joined the filming in the TV studios in Media City in Salford Quays, near Manchester. Countdown was the first programme to be aired on Channel 4 on 2… Read more »

OxSight – Smart glasses to enhance your vision

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OxSight  – Smart glasses to enhance your vision brings an exciting opportunity to Galloway’s OxSight is a University of Oxford spin out company that has developed augmented reality glasses that can help improve the lives of sight-impaired people. Their glasses cannot help everyone with a sight impairment especially those who have no central vision remaining…. Read more »

Preston Bus Station Update

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Please see the below update we have received from Preston Bus Station Manager regarding the ongoing works at the Bus Station.   Due to various issues the planned opening of the final bus stands has been delayed.  They were due to open on the 10 September.  I am awaiting confirmation of the new date and… Read more »

Consultation Event for the proposed UCLan development

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Galloway’s, will be hosting a Consultation Event in conjunction with UCLan and Lancashire County Council Highways in a bid to ensure the voices of blind and partially sighted people are heard in £200million Preston Campus transformation near to the Adelphi Roundabout area.   UCLan’s vision over the next five years is to create a sustainable… Read more »