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Information, advice and support for young people from Suffolk SENDIASS

Information You may get the answer to some of your questions by looking through our web pages. You can contact uson your own or with parents or carers for information, advice and support. You can get in touch by phone, text or email – you choose which works best for you. Advice Our friendly staff will listen to your questions and try to offer useful advice and information. We will not tell other people what you have said. The only…

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Confidential information, advice and support for young people from Suffolk SENDIASS

Information You may get the answer to some of your questions by looking through our web pages. You can contact uson your own or with parents or carers for information, advice and support. You can get in touch by phone, text or email – you choose which works best for you. Advice Our friendly staff will listen to your questions and try to offer useful advice and information. We will not tell other people what you have said. The only…

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The Kanopy streaming service – free with you Suffolk Library Card

Kanopy gives you free access to thousands of indie films, short animations, documentaries and courses. How it works Your library card gives you free access to the Kanopy app, which allows you to stream indie films, documentaries and courses to your phone, tablet and directly to some smart TVs. You can also stream in your browser (such as Chrome, Edge or Firefox) from the Kanopy website. If your smart TV doesn’t have the Kanopy app, you can stream to a…

kanopy streaming service on a phone, tablet and big screen

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Kanopy

Kanopy gives you free access to thousands of indie films, short animations, documentaries and courses. How it works Your library card gives you free access to the Kanopy app, which allows you to stream indie films, documentaries and courses to your phone, tablet and directly to some smart TVs. You can also stream in your browser (such as Chrome, Edge or Firefox) from the Kanopy website. If your smart TV doesn’t have the Kanopy app, you can stream to a…

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The Voice You Never See

Sharing details of a new disabled community arts project, ‘The Voice You Never See’. This project is run by Suffolk-based group Poetry People and funded by Suffolk County Council’s COVID Continuity Fund for Culture. The project has commissioned a new video poem by Karl Knights, a young Suffolk-based disabled poet Poetry People has been supporting and championing for over a decade. Karl will be gathering material for ‘The Voice You Never See’ through a series of Zoom or phone conversations with disabled…

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Safer Online Lives research project

The Safer Lives Online project from The Tizard Centre is looking for people with learning disabilities to take their survey. There is a £10 Love2Shop voucher available for those taking part. About the project The internet and social media have become a big part of many people’s lives. But we don’t know much about how people with intellectual disabilities use the internet and social media. We want to hear from adults with intellectual disabilities in the UK, and the people…

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Join our WhatsApp messaging service

We have re-launched our WhatsApp messaging service. We will now be using WhatsApp’s ‘broadcast’ feature which keeps individual’s number private from other group members. To receive messages, please text join and your name to 07398 699001 We look forward to welcoming you to the group.

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Using the add call function on your phone: a guide from KeyRing

Maybe you want to support someone with a tricky call, you can use the add call feature for this. You could also use add call to connect up to five people. It’s especially useful for those who don’t use social media. TO USE ADD CALL: Dial the first number, say hi. Click on add call and they will be placed on hold. Find the number you wantto add to the call and call them. Then click to the merge the…

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Download the new First Bus App to plan journeys, see available capacity and buy tickets all in one place

A message from First Buses To help you travel with confidence we have developed new functionality in our Mobile App. And with our latest update, version 4.8, you can now track your bus live on a map so you know exactly where it is and when it will get to your stop. What’s more, each bus now displays in real time if the wheelchair space is free and how many empty seats there are, to help you plan your journey.…

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The NHS COVID-19 app: privacy notice

This privacy notice relates to the national rollout of the NHS COVID-19 app developed to contribute towards the response of the coronavirus outbreak. The app is part of NHS Test and Trace, overseen by the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). The app helps people manage their risk of exposure to COVID-19 and identify and inform those who have been or may be at risk. This may be because of where they live, who they have been in…

Talk Tech 2

talk Tech 2 online is here! The conference is designed to talk about the technology that we all use every day. About this Event If you support people with learning disabilities we would like to encourage you to support your customers to attend the event. The theme of the day is: exploring the use of technology that could support people with learning disabilities to live an ordinary life in the environment of their own home. Who is the target audience?…

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Inclusive emojis

There are 230 new emojis coming to Apple & Android phones this autumn. The theme this year seems to be a drive towards greater inclusivity. Apple personally proposed more a greater range of disability-themed emoji and they’ll arrive in iOS 13 and Android Q in the next few months. There is a new guide dog, an ear with a hearing aid, a visually impaired person, a hearing impaired person, electric and manual wheelchairs, a prosthetic arm and a prosthetic leg…

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Talk Tech agenda announced

The Talk Tech conference will explore how technology can support people with learning disabilities to live a a good, ordinary life in line with Suffolk’s Joint Learning Disability Strategy. Tickets are still available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-tech-conference-tickets-59179556647 We will cover 5 broad themes: Access to services Keeping safe Looking after your money: benefits, savings, spending and work Looking after your health Out and about: travel, holidays and social activities Agenda for the day 09.30-10:30 Coffee and Cake look around the stands 10.30-10.35…

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Google’s Live Transcribe will turn your Android phone into a second pair of ears

Now the hearing and the deaf and hard of hearing can have conversations easily, with just an Android phone. Whether you’re ordering a coffee or meeting someone new, Live Transcribe helps you communicate in the moment. It’s powered by Google’s speech recognition technology, so the captions adjust as your conversation flows. And since conversations aren’t stored on servers, they stay safely on your device. Live Transcribe is easy to use, anywhere you have a wifi or network connection. It’s free…

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