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  1. 25th March 2013 — Police and Members Tips plus Updates

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 25th March 2013 9:20 pm
    Sections: Minutes,News
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    Minutes of General Meeting Held on 25th March 2013 at 2:30pm At Wherry Way Communal Room, Caister Road, Great Yarmouth There were 24 Members and guests present, including David Wilkinson, Chairman; Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman; Wendy George, Treasurer; Judy Morrow, Secretary; Dave Slater, Norfolk Constabulary and Ian Hardy, Great Yarmouth Borough Council. David Wilkinson, Chairman, [...]


  2. Issue 28 — The NEWS — March 2013

    by David Wilkinson, Chairman on 19th March 2013 2:34 pm
    Sections: Newsletters
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    Next Meeting is on Monday 25th March 2013, at the Wherry Way Communal Room from 2pm to 4:30pm Call Town & Country Travel Taxi for low cost transport on 01493 301 759 Welcome to our Newsletter. I have some sad news. Our good friend Charlie Johnson has passed away. He will be sadly missed by [...]


  3. Adding Custom Labels to Buttons and Edit boxes

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 10th March 2013 3:40 pm
    Sections: Advice,Information,JAWS,Tutorial,Web Browsing
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    On some web sites, the designers have have neglected to label all their buttons especially graphical ones, and sometimes Edit boxes are also left unlabelled too. It is quite annoying to come down a web page, using your screen reader, and you come across a button, for example, in a flash player and it just [...]


  4. PlaceMarkers helps with Navigation

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 1:23 pm
    Sections: Advice,Information,JAWS,Tutorial,Web Browsing
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    Within JAWS screen reader and Web Browseing, there is a quite a useful method of creating jump points on a web page, to help you get back to a common place and quickly read the text from that point on. For example, some web pages do not have a Heading to mark the beginning of [...]


  5. Stem Cells Cruises towards Clinical Trials in Japan

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 2nd March 2013 1:27 pm
    Sections: Medical,News,Research,Science
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    This medical news, reported in Nature last week (27th February 2013), is hoping to start real clinical trials in 6 patients who have severe age-related macular degeneration, a common cause of blindness that affects at least 1% of people. They are taking some adult stem cells, reprogramming them into retina cells and injecting them into [...]


  6. 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 [...]


  7. A Microchip Restores Some Vision to Blind Patients

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 22nd February 2013 9:11 am
    Sections: Health,Medical,News,Science,Technology
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    Here is a piece of news that appearred in the MIT Technology Review, it is getting closer and closer for many of us to have replacement digital eyes! See below for a summary of the news and follow the link for the rest of the story. A Microchip from Retina Implant Restores Some Vision to [...]


  8. New Smarter, Smaller, Lighter Victor Reader Stream from Humanware!

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 31st January 2013 8:03 am
    Sections: General,News,Technology
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    Humanware announces the release of their new improved Victor Reader Stream gadget, on 28th January 2013. It replaces their older original Stream model with a slimmer, lighter and smarter plus the brand new feature of having a wireless connection to your internet (via WiFi not mobile phones!). see their press release info page for more [...]


  9. 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 [...]


  10. 28th January 2013 — Technology Gadgets Demo and Transport Updates

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 28th January 2013 6:47 pm
    Sections: Minutes
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    Minutes of General Meeting Held on 28th January 2013 at 2:30pm At Wherry Way Communal Room, Caister Road, Great Yarmouth There were twenty Members present with friends and family, and guests including Richard Polley, Equipment Adviser (NNAB), Diane Lambert, Assessment and Advice Officer (SENSE), Jo Howes (DIAL) and Tracy Jary, Community Worker for NNAB. The [...]

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