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See and Hear Shropshire Exhibition 2015 coming soon

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An event to share information about new technology that can improve the quality of life for people with sensory impairment is being held in Shropshire on Wednesday 13 May 2015.

The See and Hear Exhibition educates visitors about how sensory impairment affects people, as well as offering support for those who currently live with a condition such as hearing or sight loss.

A wealth of information and interactive equipment will be at the event, which is free to enter and will take place at Shrewsbury Sports Village from 10am to 4pm.

Among the exhibits will be sighted guide training for friends, family and neighbours by Shrewsbury Guide Dogs, a Dementia Friends awareness session by Alzheimer’s Society, and a Hearing Aid Maintenance Clinic run by Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Audiology Department, proudly sponsored by Salop Leisure, Go Explore!

People will have the opportunity to discover how to use an accessible cash point and take part in sports taster sessions, including the chance to use a climbing wall and try different types of bicycles.

Also, visitors will get a chance to have the health of their eyes checked for free by the Shropshire Local Optical Committee.

A variety of new technology and gadgets will be available for people to try, and there will be sighted guides, BSL and Deafblind Interpreters on hand throughout the day. Sighted Guides can be booked in advance, by contacting Pauline Rose on 01743 257745/6.

Helping to open the event, Stephen Chandler, Shropshire Council’s director of adult services, said:

“The See and Hear Exhibition has always proved to be informative, creative and really interesting. Each year has grown both in size and variety and I’m sure this year will be no different.”

A free shuttle bus will be operating from Shrewsbury railway station every half hour from 9.30am.

For more information about the event, visit the Shropshire Council website by clicking here.

The exhibition is organised by The See and Hear Shropshire Partnership, which includes Shropshire Council’s Vision Technology and Training and the sensory impairment team, Sight Loss Shropshire, the Guide Dogs Association and the Rural Community Council.

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