Mobile sight loss service offers help

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A pioneering mobile sight loss information service is visiting the county to help provide information to blind or partially sighted people.

The service, run by Action for Blind People, will open its doors to people interested in or affected by visual impairment.

It features the latest technology and gadgets to improve daily life including vibrating bank note detectors and talking microwaves and tin lids.

On Tuesday, August 20, the mobile service will be in Station Road, Ashington, from 10am to noon and at Newbiggin Point Car Park, Newbiggin, between 2pm and 4pm.

It will then be at Reiver House, Staithes Lane, Morpeth, between 10am and 3.30pm on Wednesday, August 21.

Neal Atkinson, of Action for Blind People, said: “Everybody is welcome to come along to visit us.

“Whether you are visually impaired or know somebody who may be having problems with their sight, please pay us a visit and pick up information or ask us questions.

“Visitors can try out a wide range of daily living aids or the latest computer and magnification technology.”