Global Accessibility Awareness Day

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 16 May 2024, it is important to highlight the influence of design on society. It plays a pivotal role across all sectors of the economy and impacts on the way we live and the…

VisionBridge is calling all eye health professionals! We invite you to read these articles and re-post them for colleagues. Remember, the highly innovative fluorescein filter invented by Aston Vision Sciences (AVS) can be viewed on astonvisionsciences.com and purchased from sightandsound.co.uk.

Article 1: Optometry Today: A neat and high performing solution” https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7186380141449658368   Article 2: Optometry Today: What’s happening in Dry Eye https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7184902647575957504   Article 3: Dispensing Optician https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7174684674642898944

VisionBridge continues to support innovation in the fields of assistive, diagnostic, monitoring and testing equipment, for the ultimate benefit of patients.

To illustrate this, in collaboration with Sight and Sound Technology we are supporting the release of a new, high fidelity Fluorescein Filter that Aston Vision Sciences (AVS) has developed which provides superior viewing performance and is especially good at seeing…

The revolution and evolution of assistive technology in maximising accessibility and inclusivity for visually impaired communities in the built environment

Just before the start of National Eye Health Week (NEHW) on 18 September and in light of the ongoing battle to prevent, treat and cure eye diseases and systemic diseases that can impact sight, it is vital that the critical…

Global ACCESSIBILITY Awareness DAY 2023

VisionBridge CIC acknowledges Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2023 by recognising the power of assistive technologies to improve the mobility, independence, social connectivity, mental health and emotional well-being of users and highlighting two of the most innovative assistive technologies in recent times; check out WeWALK and Be My…

VisionBridge CIC joins DATEurope!

VisionBridge CIC joins DATEurope! We are delighted that our work to champion innovative and disruptive assistive technologies (AT), support tech startups and influence the design and development of prototype AT, has been recognised by DATEurope. We are a voice for professionals and vi/blind communities, a…

CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF BIG BLIND WALK

5 years to the day, my memories of the “Big Blind Walk 2018” are still vivid and the fight to prevent, treat and cure eye disease goes on, alongside the extraordinary advances in assistive technologies. Vision enhancement, reading support, obstacle…

The Eye Can Exhibition

The Eye Can Exhibition (19 May, Bath) is only four weeks away! Come along and listen to some fascinating talks from guest speakers, Amar Shah, Sight Research Uk, and VisionBridge. Have a wander through a diverse range of exhibitors and find out…

In conversation with Charles Leclercq (ARxVision)
Interviewed by Julian Jackson

Julian Jackson, the Founder of VisionBridge, and Charles Leclercq, the CEO of ARxVision, recently discussed a groundbreaking innovation known as #ARxVision. This wearable device utilizes AI and audio technology to capture the world and provide visual empowerment to those with…

VisionBridge celebrates 8 Years!

As we begin VisionBridge’s 8th year of advocating for eye research and championing assistive technology innovation, we applaud the ongoing tech evolution and revolution in maximising accessibility and inclusivity for vi/blind communities in built environments. During the constant battle to prevent, treat…

Introducing POVscope by Aston Vision Sciences Ltd

VisionBridge CIC continues to support the development of solutions that are more cost-effective, time-efficient and portable for healthcare professionals and which will provide even better outcomes for patients. For all eye health professionals exhibiting or visiting 100% Optical (25-27 February in ExCeL London), come and…

VisionBridge supports Ocuwell

VisionBridge CIC hails another innovation in support of eye health.Ocuwell has successfully secured a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Invention for Innovation (i4i) grant to commercialise corneal topography technology in a device that combines low cost and portability with precision and…

National Eye Health Week 2022

At last, National Eye Health Week 2022 (NEHW 19-25 September)has acknowledged the vital role that assistive technology can play in the lives of those experiencing sight loss. Amongst daily themes, from children’s eye health, good vision for driving and the…

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2022

To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2022 on 19 May, VisionBridge CIC is shining a light on Waymap, which in our view is the most innovative digital wayfinding technology on the planet to date! We believe it will transform the way…

VisionBridge in collaboration with Sight and Sound Technology (SST)

VisionBridge in collaboration with Sight and Sound Technology (SST) continues to widen access to appropriate vi assistive technology and hunt for the very best wearables, portables, solutions and apps which can improve the quality of life for those experiencing sight…

VisionBridge features on The Royal College of Ophthalmologists podcast, Eye to Eye.

VisionBridge was given the opportunity to shine a light yet again on sight loss, eye research and the wonders of assistive technology! Please share this podcast link with your own networks: https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/news-views/how-can-assistive-technology-help-patients-with-visual-impairment/# For the latest example of the most innovative…

Introducing Voxmate and celebrating simplicity in a Smart phone!

VisionBridge in support of the Sight and Sound Technology team invites you to join their webinar on 27 October at 7pm to meet to Co-Founder of Voxmate, Mr Gleb Zevkov. Voxmate is an intuitive app for people who are blind…

Applauding World Sight Day (with a caveat)

Julian applauds the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness for shining a global spotlight on the importance of eye health and improving access to eye care services. However, he stresses the focus on preventable and treatable eye diseases and…

VisionBridge is delighted to renew NatSIP Membership

VisionBridge is delighted to have renewed its membership of NatSIP for 2021/22. Read Julian’s comments on Sensory Impairment and collaboration with Sight and Sound Technology on LinkedIn. “83% of people regularly say that sight is the one sense they most…

VisionBridge appointed as stakeholder to develop NICE guidelines

“VisionBridge is delighted to have been appointed as a “stakeholder” in support of the development of NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) guidelines around what we consider to be symptoms, possible consequences and contributing factors in sight loss.…

Celebrating the power of assistive technology for National Eye Health Week

Celebrating the power of assistive technology to improve mobility, independence, connectivity, mental health and emotional well-being for VI users in support of National Eye Health Week 20-26th September, 2021. Read full statement here

"Looking backwards and forwards"

“3 years ago on 29 April 2018, a huge team effort swung into action in support of my 1,089 mile walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats – click here for the Big Blind Walk archive (www.bigblindwalk.com). I have great…

Julian Jackson presents alongside Glenn Tookey, CEO of Sight & Sound Technology, at the RNIB Holistic Approach to Low Vision Course

The RNIB Holistic Approach to Low Vision Course welcomed Julian Jackson to talk about his journey into sight loss, collaborating with global technology developers, and his mission to raise awareness of Assistive Technology. Read Post Here

The need for greater focus by tech developers on usability, ergonomics and functionality of AT for users

VisionBridge’s collaboration with leading distributor Sight and Sound Technology continues to highlight the need for greater focus by tech developers on usability, ergonomics and functionality of AT for users. This is now borne out by researchers Eugenie Golubova (lead author)…

Improving patient access to appropriate assistive technology by changing methods and mindsets

VisionBridge is looking forward to collaborating with Alliance Scotland and putting assistive technology on the front foot, supported by leading distributor Sight and Sound Technology Read article here

Report 2020 Testimonials

Feel free to forward the Report 2020 link or pdf to all your contacts, colleagues, clients and patients. Recent feedback from readers include: “You are inspirational in your awesome work to link and connect people to share knowledge.This is the…

Julian Jackson on The Desert Island Tech Podcast by Sight and Sound Technology

Julian discusses his motivation behind launching VisionBridge, the importance of supporting innovation within eye research and the critical role that assistive technology can play in improving the quality of life of those with visual impairment, visual processing and other sensory challenges…

Report 2020: "Eye Research- an equal partner"

A Report entitled “Eye Research – an equal partner”, compiled and edited by Julian Jackson, featuring contributions from leading researchers in the UK Julian Jackson – Director, Visionbridge Date published: 17/09/2020 Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Understanding the patterns and…

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 16 May 2024, it is important to highlight the influence of design on society. It plays a pivotal role across all sectors of the economy and impacts on the way we live and the…

VisionBridge is calling all eye health professionals! We invite you to read these articles and re-post them for colleagues. Remember, the highly innovative fluorescein filter invented by Aston Vision Sciences (AVS) can be viewed on astonvisionsciences.com and purchased from sightandsound.co.uk.

Article 1: Optometry Today: A neat and high performing solution” https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7186380141449658368   Article 2: Optometry Today: What’s happening in Dry Eye https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7184902647575957504   Article 3: Dispensing Optician https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7174684674642898944

VisionBridge continues to support innovation in the fields of assistive, diagnostic, monitoring and testing equipment, for the ultimate benefit of patients.

To illustrate this, in collaboration with Sight and Sound Technology we are supporting the release of a new, high fidelity Fluorescein Filter that Aston Vision Sciences (AVS) has developed which provides superior viewing performance and is especially good at seeing…

The revolution and evolution of assistive technology in maximising accessibility and inclusivity for visually impaired communities in the built environment

Just before the start of National Eye Health Week (NEHW) on 18 September and in light of the ongoing battle to prevent, treat and cure eye diseases and systemic diseases that can impact sight, it is vital that the critical…

Global ACCESSIBILITY Awareness DAY 2023

VisionBridge CIC acknowledges Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2023 by recognising the power of assistive technologies to improve the mobility, independence, social connectivity, mental health and emotional well-being of users and highlighting two of the most innovative assistive technologies in recent times; check out WeWALK and Be My…

VisionBridge CIC joins DATEurope!

VisionBridge CIC joins DATEurope! We are delighted that our work to champion innovative and disruptive assistive technologies (AT), support tech startups and influence the design and development of prototype AT, has been recognised by DATEurope. We are a voice for professionals and vi/blind communities, a…

CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF BIG BLIND WALK

5 years to the day, my memories of the “Big Blind Walk 2018” are still vivid and the fight to prevent, treat and cure eye disease goes on, alongside the extraordinary advances in assistive technologies. Vision enhancement, reading support, obstacle…

The Eye Can Exhibition

The Eye Can Exhibition (19 May, Bath) is only four weeks away! Come along and listen to some fascinating talks from guest speakers, Amar Shah, Sight Research Uk, and VisionBridge. Have a wander through a diverse range of exhibitors and find out…

In conversation with Charles Leclercq (ARxVision)
Interviewed by Julian Jackson

Julian Jackson, the Founder of VisionBridge, and Charles Leclercq, the CEO of ARxVision, recently discussed a groundbreaking innovation known as #ARxVision. This wearable device utilizes AI and audio technology to capture the world and provide visual empowerment to those with…

VisionBridge celebrates 8 Years!

As we begin VisionBridge’s 8th year of advocating for eye research and championing assistive technology innovation, we applaud the ongoing tech evolution and revolution in maximising accessibility and inclusivity for vi/blind communities in built environments. During the constant battle to prevent, treat…

Introducing POVscope by Aston Vision Sciences Ltd

VisionBridge CIC continues to support the development of solutions that are more cost-effective, time-efficient and portable for healthcare professionals and which will provide even better outcomes for patients. For all eye health professionals exhibiting or visiting 100% Optical (25-27 February in ExCeL London), come and…

VisionBridge supports Ocuwell

VisionBridge CIC hails another innovation in support of eye health.Ocuwell has successfully secured a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Invention for Innovation (i4i) grant to commercialise corneal topography technology in a device that combines low cost and portability with precision and…

National Eye Health Week 2022

At last, National Eye Health Week 2022 (NEHW 19-25 September)has acknowledged the vital role that assistive technology can play in the lives of those experiencing sight loss. Amongst daily themes, from children’s eye health, good vision for driving and the…

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2022

To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2022 on 19 May, VisionBridge CIC is shining a light on Waymap, which in our view is the most innovative digital wayfinding technology on the planet to date! We believe it will transform the way…

VisionBridge in collaboration with Sight and Sound Technology (SST)

VisionBridge in collaboration with Sight and Sound Technology (SST) continues to widen access to appropriate vi assistive technology and hunt for the very best wearables, portables, solutions and apps which can improve the quality of life for those experiencing sight…

VisionBridge features on The Royal College of Ophthalmologists podcast, Eye to Eye.

VisionBridge was given the opportunity to shine a light yet again on sight loss, eye research and the wonders of assistive technology! Please share this podcast link with your own networks: https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/news-views/how-can-assistive-technology-help-patients-with-visual-impairment/# For the latest example of the most innovative…

Introducing Voxmate and celebrating simplicity in a Smart phone!

VisionBridge in support of the Sight and Sound Technology team invites you to join their webinar on 27 October at 7pm to meet to Co-Founder of Voxmate, Mr Gleb Zevkov. Voxmate is an intuitive app for people who are blind…

Applauding World Sight Day (with a caveat)

Julian applauds the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness for shining a global spotlight on the importance of eye health and improving access to eye care services. However, he stresses the focus on preventable and treatable eye diseases and…

VisionBridge is delighted to renew NatSIP Membership

VisionBridge is delighted to have renewed its membership of NatSIP for 2021/22. Read Julian’s comments on Sensory Impairment and collaboration with Sight and Sound Technology on LinkedIn. “83% of people regularly say that sight is the one sense they most…

VisionBridge appointed as stakeholder to develop NICE guidelines

“VisionBridge is delighted to have been appointed as a “stakeholder” in support of the development of NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) guidelines around what we consider to be symptoms, possible consequences and contributing factors in sight loss.…

Celebrating the power of assistive technology for National Eye Health Week

Celebrating the power of assistive technology to improve mobility, independence, connectivity, mental health and emotional well-being for VI users in support of National Eye Health Week 20-26th September, 2021. Read full statement here

"Looking backwards and forwards"

“3 years ago on 29 April 2018, a huge team effort swung into action in support of my 1,089 mile walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats – click here for the Big Blind Walk archive (www.bigblindwalk.com). I have great…

Julian Jackson presents alongside Glenn Tookey, CEO of Sight & Sound Technology, at the RNIB Holistic Approach to Low Vision Course

The RNIB Holistic Approach to Low Vision Course welcomed Julian Jackson to talk about his journey into sight loss, collaborating with global technology developers, and his mission to raise awareness of Assistive Technology. Read Post Here

The need for greater focus by tech developers on usability, ergonomics and functionality of AT for users

VisionBridge’s collaboration with leading distributor Sight and Sound Technology continues to highlight the need for greater focus by tech developers on usability, ergonomics and functionality of AT for users. This is now borne out by researchers Eugenie Golubova (lead author)…

Improving patient access to appropriate assistive technology by changing methods and mindsets

VisionBridge is looking forward to collaborating with Alliance Scotland and putting assistive technology on the front foot, supported by leading distributor Sight and Sound Technology Read article here

Report 2020 Testimonials

Feel free to forward the Report 2020 link or pdf to all your contacts, colleagues, clients and patients. Recent feedback from readers include: “You are inspirational in your awesome work to link and connect people to share knowledge.This is the…

Julian Jackson on The Desert Island Tech Podcast by Sight and Sound Technology

Julian discusses his motivation behind launching VisionBridge, the importance of supporting innovation within eye research and the critical role that assistive technology can play in improving the quality of life of those with visual impairment, visual processing and other sensory challenges…

Report 2020: "Eye Research- an equal partner"

A Report entitled “Eye Research – an equal partner”, compiled and edited by Julian Jackson, featuring contributions from leading researchers in the UK Julian Jackson – Director, Visionbridge Date published: 17/09/2020 Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Understanding the patterns and…