Stockport charity Walthew House has received a new range of visual aids that feature some of the latest developments in magnification and digital technology.
The devices were part funded by the Vernon Building Society’s 2015 Jubilee Fund and have been demonstrated to representatives of the society earlier this month.
Members of the public can test the new equipment at the charity’s not-for-profit resource centre in Stockport.
Walthew House volunteer Linda Wilson said “Launched in 1999, over 1,600 locals with sensory loss now access our resource centre annually.
“The centre enables visitors to both test out the equipment and receive free advice before committing to a purchase – this is extremely beneficial given the varied challenges individuals with sensory loss face.”
Walthew House is an independent charity supporting people in Stockport who are blind, visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing in Stockport.
Local government funding to Walthew House was cut last April, meaning the charity now relies solely on the generosity of local businesses and individuals.
Nathaniel Harwood, marketing co-ordinator at the Vernon, said: “The resource centre’s range of visual and hearing aids is phenomenal.
“From Kindle sized high-definition magnification devices, to a sensor that can audibly indicate when a teacup is nearly full – there are many examples of simple, ingenious ideas that clearly make a difference to people’s lives.”
“The Vernon Building Society is very proud to support Walthew House in launching its new state-of-the-art line of magnification devices.”
For more information, visit the Walthew House website.