Introducing our new Tech Adviser, Alison Bates

Graphic illustration of Alison

Recently joining the team at SSW is Alison Bates. Alison, who has a vision impairment herself, will be our new Tech Advisor.

Welcome to Alison! Here she introduces herself: 

I am visually impaired having been born blind (congenital cataracts). I had surgery at birth to give some sight but at 34 I had a detached retina in my right eye which could not be saved with surgery.

I am married with two daughters, both of whom have the same eye condition as me. The oldest is visually impaired and the younger one is registered blind.

I enjoy live music, festivals and theatre, and I am really into the 1950s, especially the fashion. I also enjoy travelling and exploring new places.

I am really excited about the Tech Advisor role; I’m looking forward to getting to know our members and building great working relationships so they can get the best out of their technology and feel confident using their devices.

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