The Kent Association for the Blind are celebrating their 90th birthday this year, and I attended their Focus on Sight event in East Malling, Kent as a photographer to record some of the activity of the day. There were all sorts of gadgets and aids for visually impaired people, quite an amazing and innovative range of things to help people stay independent. There were also practical workshops, like learning how to use a knife safely in the kitchen. There was a wine tasting session which seemed very popular, and there is even a gizmo that fits onto the rim of a glass that beeps to tell you when the liquid has reached that point so you don’t over-fill your glass.
I was really pleased that one of my images taken at an event involving young people with sight impairment featured on the front cover of their 2010 review, and is on the home page of the KAB website
Here’s a snapshot of the image from the home page – creating a .pdf seemed to ruin the layout.
Here’s a small image of the front page of the 2010 Review.
I enjoy volunteering my time for this organisation, it seems immensely valuable to the KAB and their clients. Its a nice feeling doing something worthwhile that is so obviously appreciated.