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What does OAB mean to you?

As Colin mentioned in his introduction, we would like to invite you to a meeting at OAB on Monday 19th March from 11am to 12.30pm to give us your views about what our charity means to you, as part of the process of considering a new name to take us forward.

Please join us.

Dreaming Spires Ten Pin Bow

On a cold evening in January the Dreaming Spires tenpin team were short listed in the Oxfordshire Sports Awards and attended a dinner held at the Kassam stadium.

Contact us on or give Nathan or Rosia a call.

The evening started with a drinks reception, followed by a 3 course meal.

We were nominated in the disability sports category as we are the current British Blind Sports trio’s champions, which we won in Sheffield in May.

We all had a great evening and came runners up to a disabled swimmer from Didcot. I was proud of all the team who looked very smart and this has motivated us to do well in our sport in the future so one

Technology: It just keeps giving

The world of assistive technology has been transformed by a new mobile phone app from Microsoft called Seeing AI. The app on its latest release can do the following: quickly detect and read text, scan a full page document and read aloud, scan barcodes and tell you the name of the product plus additional information such as ingredients, identify colours, take a photo of a person and tell you their gender, age and facial expression (be warned technology can lie!), scan a scene and use artificial intelligence to detect what is there, identify colour, detect light and lastly scan hand written text and read aloud.

This particular feature is in its early days, but still a first for assistive technology.

This app is currently only available on the iPhone or iPad. It works best with the newer models of phone or tablet, but is still usable with older versions and here’s the best part, it is completely free! If you’d like to find out more about using a smartphone or tablet, give Mark Upton a call on 01865 725595.

Seeing AI
‘A free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the low vision community.’