100 years of supporting people with sensory loss
Guildford Museum is presenting a new exhibition that follows the journey of Sight for Surrey from its beginning in 1922. Sight for Surrey was formed as the Surrey Voluntary Association in response to the lack of support for blind and vision-impaired people in Britain. This followed the Blind Act of 1920. This Exhibition records the work of the organisation, and objects which illustrate technological developments. It includes original 1916 Braille Typewriters right up to modern vibrating pad alarm clocks and Amazon Alexas.
Its organisers describe this as a family-friendly interactive area, which allows visitors to get involved. All are invited to write their name in Braille, try out simulation spectacles and ‘feely bags’.
Where & When
Dates: 8 October – 5 November 2022
Times: Wednesdays to Saturdays; Midday to 4.30 pm (last entry 4 pm)
Access to Guildford Museum
There is stepped access throughout the venue.
Other events and more information
To find out more info about Sight for Surrey, please visit https://sightforsurrey.org.uk. For more information about other heritage events, please visit https://www.guildford.gov.uk/exhibitionsandevents or follow https://www.facebook.com/VisitGuildford.