Edinburgh USMeet – 2015

Seven ladies standing together looking at the camera smiling. Two are holding their canes.

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Best Western Kings Manor Hotel, Edinburgh Saturday 3 October 2015 was a great success.

It was brilliant to see old and new faces and a time to share some news and information of our work throughout the year.

We were delighted to have a very detailed and useful presentation from Graham Roberts of GN Resound about the amazing Linx2 smart aids and I think it is very clear that these hearing aids would make a huge difference to everyday life for the many who rely on hearing aids, particularly as blindness sets in.

Molly’s presentation about her work raising awareness and of course a detailed talk about accessibility and the Apple Watch which fitted in around the compatibility of the Linx2 hearing aids.

Finally technology addressing both deafness and blindness and to fit well with Usher Syndrome – the remaining issue how to enable access to it!

We were able to share with our guests the news that not only has The Molly Watt Trust been accepted onto  Globalgiving scheme but also that our first project has been submitted and accepted.

This particular project was set up as direct result of Molly’s accessibility review of the Apple Watch and it’s capability to enhance the lives of people with Usher Syndrome.

The huge interest/feedback we received as a result of Molly’s Apple Watch blog and the many who have themselves purchased the watch as a result and are now benefitting from what it has to offer.

The ability for the Apple Watch to enable safe navigation via taptics is a fabulous feature and enables those often isolated by the restrictions to mobility that Usher Syndrome poses and is making a very real difference and just one of the many amazing positives.

The freedom for those with Usher Syndrome to get out and about independently really is priceless.

We at MWT are looking to fund Apple Watch and to enhance the lives of people with Usher Syndrome.

Molly and the Trustees are working very hard fundraising and invite people to consider supporting our work.

We have been very fortunate to have schools fundraising for our cause and to have had two sponsored events this past year but we need more people actively involved.

Project two is in the planning stages, more details to follow.

We would like to thank everybody who took the time to join us and I’m sure you’ll agree after the presentations the social event was fun and useful to all.

Thank you for all who supported the raffle and purchased MWT Christmas cards, it was not a fundraising event but your generosity meant an additional £313.

Congratulations to the raffle prize winners.

Finally thank you to James Brown and all staff at Kings Manor Hotel for their wonderful hospitality for the second year running, we’d like to come back next year, please.

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