The Peterborough Low Vision Day 2014 took place on Tuesday 23rd September at the PAB office site (Centre 68, Westgate). Holding the event at the PAB’s city centre premises meant that there was more floor area for the exhibitors – all of which is at ground level with no steps. It also meant that onsite refreshments with a dedicated seating area could be provided.

The event was organised by the PLVF – a group of local service providers working for blind and partially sighted people in Peterborough, including Action for Blind People, Deaf blind UK, Disability Peterborough, Eye Clinic, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals, Guide Dogs, Macular Society, Peterborough Association for the Blind, Peterborough City Council Adult Social Care, VI team and Children’s Services, and RNIB.

The event helps anyone connected to sight loss (individuals, friends, family, professionals) to find out just what clubs, activities and support is available in Peterborough and the surrounding areas. A wide range of items to help with daily life was on display and a chance to talk to organisers of activities and services available in Peterborough.

As with previous years, the event was busy all day so thank you to all the exhibiters and army volunteers on hand to guide visitors and direct them to the information they were looking for – without your support the event could not be as successful as it is! The PAB Café and seating area in the main hall was open for light refreshments and proved very popular throughout the day. Please click here to visit our gallery page to see more pictures of the day.

Below is a list of the exhibitors at this year’s event:

  • Action for Blind People
  • Age UK
  • Calibre
  • Deafblind UK
  • Dolphin
  • Guide Dogs
  • Humanware
  • Macular Society
  • Optelec
  • Optima
  • Pamtrad
  • Peterborough and District Talking Newspaper
  • Peterborough Association for the Blind
  • Peterborough City Hospital – Low Vision Clinic
  • Peterborough Sensory Support
  • Peterborough U3A
  • RNIB
  • Sense
  • Sight and Sound Technology Ltd
  • Vivacity
  • Wireless for the Blind