Local sight loss charity keeps people connected

Sight loss charity Galloway’s is leading the way in using technology to keep blind and partially sighted people connected across Sefton. Galloway’s recently launched an Alexa skill, allowing people to find out about its services, as well as listen to its talking newspapers, including the Southport Champion.

Sight loss advisors have been trained to provide specialised help through global app ‘Be My Eyes’, which connects people with sighted volunteers for visual assistance through a live video call.

The charity’s Facebook community is growing, with a dedicated Sefton social group, as well as a technology and Get Active group.

The team hosts weekly Zoom chats, providing guest speakers and visually impaired YouTube influencers, as well as answering assistive technology enquiries.

The new Galloway’s Talking Together service, where people dial into a teleconferencing system to chat with friends or listen to guest speakers, is also proving very popular. For more information, call Galloway’s on 01772 744148 or visit their website.

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