COME AND SEE! is an exciting hands-on event at Tate South Lambeth Library where you can try some of the amazing digital technology which helps overcome visual impairment or dyslexia. It’s a free, public event so you can drop in any time between 10.30 and 3.30 on TUESDAY 18th JUNE 2013. Tate South Lambeth Library is at 180 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1EA, on the corner with Wilcox Close.
Talking computers; a machine which reads any printed book or document aloud; a handheld global positioning device (GPS) which you can programme with your own landmarks so you know exactly where you are, a ‘TV mouse’ with a camera in the base which allows you to see magnified text on any home TV screen and a new app for computers and smartphones which makes magazines and newspapers available in audio -these are just a few of the devices which you can try at Come and See!
As well as being invaluable to anyone with print-impairment, many of the devices are seriously cool, with lots of people who have no sight loss saying “I want one”!
This year we will also have exciting activity outside the library in Wilcox Close. Trained staff from the Brixton-based charity Wheels for Wellbeing, which promotes cycling for all, will be giving people the chance to try out their specially adapted bikes between 11am and 3pm. Tricycles, four wheelers, and side-by-side tandems mean that anyone can enjoy a bike ride. Depending on what you need, you can cycle alone or with a sighted guide. Perfect also for older people who may not have cycled for years but would love to have a go.
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