Networking and this time networking at the Isle of Wight Society for the Blind.
A BIG thank you to Estelle, the CEO for the Isle of Wight Society for the blind, for inviting us to hold our business networking at Millbrooke House, Head Quarters for the Society in Carisbrooke Road, Newport.
First on the agenda was tea and biscuits - always a good start and a darn good cup of tea it was too.
We had a visitor with us this evening as well as others who hadn't met and so introductions were made and various discussions were had with several subjects being covered. Our Wightbuzz meetings are very informal and relaxed , with the main emphasis on relationship building. I also find that there is always much support from group members if a member is having any kind of challenge whether it be personal or business related. I have seen this time and time again and it makes me feel very proud.
During the evening, Estelle showed us the simulation specs and allowed us to try them on. This gave us an idea of some of the issues visually impaired people face.
We were also shown around the building, starting with the activities room which can be hired out or meetings or functions. We heard about the proposed improvements and we visited the studio where the Talking newspapers are recorded. We also saw various pieces of equipment available to help the blind and partially sighted. We also visited the room that houses all the audio books. Carol and Bob Bridgestock, local authors, have arranged for many audio books to be donated to the society.
I wonder how many people realise just how much great work goes on at Millbrooke House, 137 Carisbrooke Road.
There is a range of activities available to the visually impaired on the island .
I think it safe to say that our networking at the Isle of Wight Society for the Blind proved to be a very successful evening.
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