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AGM & Conference 2019

We had a fantastic day at our 2019 AGM and Conference Journeys Through Sight Loss’.

Our conference theme this year was 'Journey’s Through Sight Loss' and explored how independent travel can empower people living with sight loss. Whether by an overseas trip to an exotic location or simply a trip to the shops using public transport our aim was to to focus on the confidence that independent travel can bring. We had two fantastic speakers - The travel writer Tony Giles, and disability rights activist and motivational speaker Dr Amit Patel (see below) as well as a range of demonstration stalls to show our attendees some of the fantastic tools and equipment to help keep them independent through their own sight loss journeys. We can't wait for our 2020 conference and would love to see you there - keep checking our social media and website for details - in the meantime here's a short video of the day

Keynote Speakers

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Tony Giles 

Travel Writer

Tony, who is Severely Sight Impaired, is a TedX speaker and has visited 122 countries and all seven of the world’s continents.

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Dr Amit Patel

Disability rights activist

Dr Patel's work highlighting social injustices that affect blind and partially sighted people has drawn international acclaim.

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