Members of Stamford and District Round Table have visited a centre in Peterborough that cares for people who are deafblind.
Andy Simpson and Zar Sheikh of the group were recently invited to visit Sense’s Hampton Resource Centre.
Sense is a national charity that campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind, a condition that refers to a combination of sight and hearing impairment which present challenges in communication and mobility.
Hampton Resource Centre is part of Sense’s specialist college and provides education and life long learning programmes to young people and adults who have a single or dual-sensory impairment.
Andy and Zar met Ricky Kimbell, an inspirational young man who is registered blind and has a hearing loss for which he wears two digital hearing aids. Ricky demonstrated how he uses a Zoom Text 10 Magnifier and Reader software, which the Round Table purchased for the centre last year. Zoom Text 10 is a revolutionary software package which enables the user to hear the actions they are playing out on a computer, when using a standard keyboard.
Zak said: “We are pleased to have made links with Sense and are hoping to develop this partnership in the future. It is encouraging to see that the money donated is being put to good use and will be of great benefit to a number of people who access the centre.”