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Our latest Newsletter can be downloaded by clicking Newsletter November 2016
There are no CU Wedsnesday or Macular groups in January
Yoga classes restart on 18th January
Our next North East Action on Transport meeting is 18th Janaury 10.30 to 12.30 Rooms 2, 3 and 4
Vision Hotels update
We asked Vision Hotels for a new year update and this is the essence of their reply
The hotels are being marketed for sale from January 2017. Action will continue to operate the Cliffden Hotel and Windermere Manor hotels during this period. Action are very keen to transfer the hotels to new operators as a going concern.
When expressions of interest for one or both properties have been received then both Guide Dogs and Action will review their options going forward in the best interests of blind and partially sighted people.
An interesting report has just been published. Click-Away Pound Survey 2016 . You can download the report in Word 97 - 2003 format by clicking Report
This states that
Most businesses will be unaware that they are losing income because more than 90% of customers who have difficulty using a site will not contact them. Unless businesses actively develop an understanding of accessibility, many will be unaware that the barriers even exist. Yet it is within the control of website owners to take down the barriers which are actively discouraging disabled and older customers.
Are you interested in telling us what you want from a new website in 2017? We really need your help . A draft website will be put together in January and early February and we want to know what people think Do you want to help? Then contact Bill for more details
Windermere Manor Hotel RNIB Connect weekend 10, 11,12 March
Peter Bennetts , RNIB Trustee , is organising an RNIB Connect weekend at the Windermere Manor Hotel on 10, 11 and 12 March. The cost is £139 per person to include dinner bed and breakfast. There will be drinks on arrival, wine tasting on Friday evening, entertainment on Saturday evening and karaoke on Sunday evening.
Peter also hopes that coach transport can be arranged from Newcastle on Friday 10 March to Windermere and return on Monday 13 March from Windermere to Newcastle at a cost of £25. This should also be booked with the hotel direct.
Our website is quite limited at the moment and we are working towards an upgrade in 2017 . We apologise if you may experience some difficulties in using the site with screen readers in the meantime.
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