AN open day was held at Bolton’s new Sensory Centre in Tonge Moor to showcase special equipment for visually impaired people.

The latest Braille device and a new Synapptic smart phone was available for visitors to try out, as well as talking watches, clocks, scales and jugs.

There was also a range of activities on offer such as Braille classes, IT classes and chair-based yoga.

The event, hosted by Bolton Society for the Blind, attracted more than 70 people throughout the day.

Charity co-ordinator Justine Watson said: “There was a range of different items on display which have been made especially to assist those who are visually impaired or blind to help them carry out everyday activities that others may take for granted.

“There were talking clocks, talking kitchen equipment such as jugs and scales, and also the latest Braille equipment and a smart phone with a special large screen.

“The items are really important because they allow people to carry out tasks themselves without having to rely on their carers or family members.”