Events and Exhibitions

We run events across the West of England to connect people and help them find solutions to the challenges faced when living with sight loss

Eye Can

In early 2022 we held our first Eye Can exhibition in Bristol.  Since then we have held Eye Can events every six months in key locations across the region: we are alternating between Bristol, Bath, Swindon, Salisbury and Gloucester.   We have chosen these locations to be accessible to as many of our service users as possible and whilst these will still present a distance to travel for many of you, we hope to ensure they offer enough value to justify travelling a bit further than usual.

At our Eye Can exhibitions, you can expect to find a wide range of commercial and voluntary sector organisations. They showcase a wide range of products and services available for people with sight loss – from the latest in new technology to holidays.

2024 Eye Can exhibitions:

Eye Can Gloucestershire

This exhibition was an Insight Gloucestershire event and was held in Gloucestershire on Monday the 3rd of June 2024 at Dowty Sports & Social Club, The day was a fantastic success with a great turnout and lots of useful exhibitors in attendance. There were also two fasicinating talks with question and answer sessions held by Professor Scanlan and Yahya Pandor and we also had a seated Pilates session. The feedback from this event was overwhelmingly positive.

Eye Can Bristol

Our next exhibition will be Eye Can Bristol , it will take place on Wednesday the 9th Oct 2024 at BAWA, 589 Southmead Rd, Bristol, BS34 7RG. The event is open from 10am to 3pm.

Our 2024 exhibitions are kindly sponsored by:


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Humanware logo






Photo of our stand at Eye Can Bristol. There is a large table with lots of equipmkent and infomation, Staff are talking to visitors.








Eye Can exhibitions are free public events designed to provide an opportunity for blind and partially sighted people, along with their friends and family, to see the latest technology, equipment and support services available, all under one roof.

Each exhibition will have around 30 exhibitors covering a range of interest areas.  These include technology, sport & leisure, work & employment, health & wellbeing, as well as an area for children, young people, and families.  In addition, there will be a varied speaker programme and opportunities to meet new and old friends.

Photo of one of our talks at