AROUND THE EXHIBITION

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Overview

The exhibition space is confined to one large rectangular area consisting of two halls, which will be joined by opening the dividing wall, throughout the exhibition.

You come into the building, through one of three sets of double doors. You're in the registration area. There are desks to either side with staff who will take necessary details before giving you a badge.

You continue forward from this area, through one of three sets of double doors into the smaller hall, which is called Zone 4, then bear right (2 o'clock). You should be facing the information desk from which you can collect your information pack. There are exhibitors towards the left-hand side of this space as you came in, though the main exhibition space is beyond Zone 4, in the large hall.

The large hall is an open space with two rows of pillars along the length, as you come in. This space is divided into three zones, numbered 1 to 3, from the far end. An additional zone (5) occupies the recess to your left.

Each of the three zones 1 - 3 is divided into six blocks which we'll name 1 to 6 , from left to right.

Zone 5 is to your left, the passage to the refreshments area leaves from the far left-hand corner, whilst the bar is towards the right-hand side of the far wall.

QAC will not be publishing a layout of the exhibition this year, so we're proud to be the only ones providing this service. Unfortunately, in consequence, the information below is taken from their provisional layout which is subject to change inline with operational needs.

Around the Smaller Hall

Near (South) Side, Going West

  blank wall
three double entrance doors
blank door
ladies toilets

West Side, Going North

  window

North Side of Small Hall

  movable partition, which will be open during the exhibition, pillar in middle
floor texture changes
bar, not in use

Exhibition information will be handed out in this (northeast corner of this space. There will be an L-shaped table in front of the bar.

East Side, Going South

  carpet floor resumes
blank door
gents and accessible toilets

Around The Larger Hall

This is a 2800 square metre space with two rows of four pillars running north/south. Although there are no windows to the outside, we understand the space is well lit.

South Side, Going West

  Moveable partition, open during the exhibition
pillar
bar, hard flooring in front, not in use
blank door
wall juts out with emergency exit leading west
wall veers right, into Zone 5

Southwest Side

  blank door

West Side

  windows
blank wall returns to main hall
blank door
gents toilets
wall juts out around kitchen, entrance leads north
blank wall
wall retreats across door to kitchen
door to Sight and Sound Zone
second door, not in use
barrier can divide the hall
third door, not in use
ladies toilets
blank wall
wide passage leading west towards refreshments area, blank walls each side

North Side, Going East

  blank door
change of floor texture
door to kitchen
carpet resumes
gents toilets
door to seminar room 2
blank door
floor texture changes
bar, this will be open during the exhibition
carpet resumes
blank door
emergency exit leading north, turn left and continue west out of the building

East Side, Going South

  blank wall
emergency exit leading east
barrier which can divide the hall, this will be partially closed, particularly from the east
emergency exit leading east
blank door
blank door
ladies toilets
floor texture changes
bar, this is the other side of the one in the northeast corner of the smaller hall

South Side, Going West

  bar, not in use
carpet floor resumes
partition wall to smaller hall

The Exhibition Space

The exhibition is established in each section of the hall, in four zones. The smaller hall is Zone 4, whilst the large hall is divided into zones 1, to and 3, from the far (north) end.

Zones 1 - 3 are divided into six blocks from left (west) to right (east), which we'll call 1 to 6.

In this guide we'll list the stands in each block from the near (south) end within each zone.

Zone 1

Block 1

  Enabling Technologies
Duxbury Systems Inc.
passage to Refreshments Area

Block 2

  Humanware

Block 3

  Humanware

Block 4

  Microlink PC

Block 5

  Reading Room

Block 6

  Reading Room

Zone 2

Block 1

  Zychem Ltd.
Blazie
Macular Disease Society
entrance to Sight & Sound Technology Zone

Block 2

Left-Hand Side
  Dolphin Computer Access Ltd.
UK Association for Alternative Formats (UKAAF)
Sindhi Systems
The British Computer Association of the Blind (BCAB)
Right-Hand Side
  Envision
Laurence Moon Bardet Biedl Society (LMBBS)
Queen Mary’s University of London
Traveleyes

Block 3

Left-Hand Side
  Enhanced Vision Europe
Computer Room Services
Queen Alexandra College (QAC)
Right-Hand Side
  Enhanced Vision Europe
SW Retail
Queen Alexandra College (QAC)

Block 4

Left-Hand Side
  Pamtrad
Sound Foresight Technology
Bierley.com Ltd.
Plextalk
Kent Association for the Blind
Visualeyes
Right-Hand Side
  National Blind Childrens Society (NBCS)
Valley’s Wordworks Ltd.
Scene and Sound
Visualeyes

Block 5

Left-Hand Side
  Optima Low Vision Services Ltd.
RP Fighting Blindness
Disability Carers Service
Right-Hand Side
  Optima Low vision Services Ltd.
Azabat Software

Block 6

  RNIB

Zone 3

Near Left-Hand Side, Going Left

  Sight and Sound Technology
Cobolt Systems Ltd.

Block 1

  entrance to Zone 5, Look Kids Zone

Block 2

  Professional Vision Services Ltd.
Vision Aid Technologies

Block 3

  Sight and Sound Technology
Royal National College for the Blind (RNCB)

Block 4

Left-Hand Side
  Optelec Ltd.
Guide Dogs
Acuity Design
Royal Blind Society
Right-Hand Side
  Associate Optical
Vitalise Holidays
BT
New College Worcester Victa Children

Block 5

  ViewPlus Technoligies
Forcetenco
GW Micro

Block 6

  TBA

Zone 4

Near Left-Hand Side

  T&T Consultancy

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