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  1. Community Services asks for People to Valuate their Online Services

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 26th February 2013 10:34 am
    Sections: Norfolk County Council,Surveys
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    The Norfolk County Council is wanting to build a team of Service Users using the web to access their information and services. Just complete the simple one page set of questions about yourself and what sort of disability and how and what sort of technology you use to access the Internet. The following link Community [...]


  2. Barclays Bank – Instructions in using their talking cash machines (January 2013)

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 30th January 2013 2:29 pm
    Sections: Advice,Make Money Talk,RNIB
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    Introduction There are now several thousand new talking Automated Telling Machines rolled out by Barclays Bank. They have upgraded 75% of all their hole in the wall money machines including the ATMs at all ASDA stores too. We have verified that the Gorleston and Great Yarmouth branches of the Barclays Bank cash machine have been [...]


  3. COOP Bank and Nationwide joins Project to make their ATMs talks

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 15th January 2013 12:57 pm
    Sections: Make Money Talk,RNIB
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    Last week, 8th January, COOP Bank has joined the growing movement to make all ATMs accessible to blind customers. On the RNIB web site, as part of their campaign “Make Money Talk”, the COOP Bank announces that over the next two years, they will upgrade 75% of all their Automated Telling Machines (ATMs) This follows [...]


  4. Personal Independence Payment Campaign – Major improvements in Assessment Criteria

    by Public Contributor on 14th December 2012 7:17 pm
    Sections: Campaigns,RNIB
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    = = = Message from the RNIB = = = Personal Independence Payment Campaign | Major improvements announced Dear Members, The long awaited Personal Independence Payments (PIP) regulations were published by the government yesterday (13th December 2012). These set out the criteria that will be used to re-assess people currently receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA). [...]


  5. Barclays Bank Announces that 75% of all their ATMs now Talks!

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 3rd November 2012 6:25 pm
    Sections: Make Money Talk,RNIB
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    One of the biggest high street bank has announced that they have fulfilled their committment towards all blind customers. Barclays Bank have upgraded seventy five percent of all their ATMs (cash machines) to provide a voice prompt and messages to help blind people using a cash machine. Please use their Cash Machine finder to locate [...]


  6. World Sight Day 13th October 2012

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 16th September 2012 2:12 pm
    Sections: British Lions,Events
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    The Lions are celebrating their World Sight Day here in Great Yarmouth, on Saturday 13th October in the Market Place in front of Burtons, from 10:30am to 2:30pm. They will be encouraging shoppers to wear a blindfold, and asking them to identify money and goods, to teach them and the public what it is like [...]


  7. Norfolk Museums Survey 2012

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 12th September 2012 1:09 pm
    Sections: Norfolk County Council,Surveys
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    How do you rate Norfolk’s museums – Norfolk County Council seek your views A survey has just been launched asking people in Norfolk their views on what they think of Norfolk County Council’s museums to find out where services could be improved. The Cabinet at County Hall have recently set up a cross party working [...]


  8. Switch On to technology – Technology for reading

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 1st September 2012 5:42 am
    Sections: RNIB
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    Switch On | Summer edition | August 2012 Technology isn’t just about having the latest gadget; it’s about making life easier. In this edition of Switch On we’ll be looking at reading. Reading with your smartphone You can use your Apple or Android smartphone to download and read eBooks. Find out how. Learn more about [...]


  9. Today DWP Launches the Ageing Well Legacy

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 30th August 2012 11:11 am
    Sections: DWP (Department for Work & Pension)
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    = = = Message from DWP = = = Hello I am writing to you today to tell you that following the end of the Ageing Well Programme earlier this year the resources, learning and experiences from the programme have been collected together and are now available through the Ageing Well Legacy Website. I have [...]


  10. New Talking DECT Cordless Phone (Powertel 710)

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 13th August 2012 8:24 pm
    Sections: RNIB,Technology
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    RNIB Announces a new Talking cordless telephone .. RNIB Newsflash | Introducing our talking cordless telephone Confidently dial a number and hear the number announced back in a clear female English voice with the new Powertel 710 talking cordless telephone. Some highlights of the Powertel 710: • announces all incoming calls where name is in [...]

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