Sight Loss Shropshire and Optelec to host Assistive Technology Open Day in August

The event for sight loss and hearing impairment support

Vision Zone 2023; Solutions for low vision. Tuesday 22 August, 10am to 2pm.

Optelec and Sight Loss Shropshire will be hosting VisionZone 2023, a free Open Day demonstrating assistive equipment covering all areas of sight loss and hearing impairment.   

Exhibitors will be showcasing a range of products designed to help with making the most of life: to allow staying in touch with friends and relatives, to participate and succeed in education and the workplace as well continuing to enjoy hobbies. 

Try out some of the latest aids and adaptations on the market for blind and partially sighted people, test hearing loss equipment and speak to local organisations that support hearing and sight loss.  

Advice, support services and information will be available from Sight Loss Shropshire and our other co-exhibitors. 

A man holding an electronic magnifier for reading.
Try out a range of assistive technology products from exhibitors 

If you have a visual or hearing impairment, have a friend or family member with sight or hearing loss, or support people with sensory impairment in the community, why not come along and meet our friendly team and exhibitors. 

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Becky Wall, will be there to discuss her own personal story connected to sight loss and speak to local residents about making Shrewsbury more accessible.

Event Details 

When: 22nd August 2023 10am – 2pm  

Where: The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, SY1 4NG 

Free parking and refreshments available. 

Exhibitors include:

  • Optelec
  • Sight Loss Shropshire
  • Community Resource
  • Voice Ability
  • Synapptic
  • Macular Society
  • East Shropshire Talking Newspaper
  • BlueBird Care
  • West Midlands Fire Service
  • West Mercia Police
  • West Shropshire Talking Newspaper
  • Blind Veterans
  • Commissioning Group NHS

  • Health Watch Telford & Wrekin

  • VISS

We look forward to welcoming you.  

Exhibitor & Supporter Logos; Sight Loss Shropshire, Macular Society, Community Resource, Voice Ability, Synapptic, East Shropshire Talking Newspaper, Bluebird Cafe