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Spring 18 Newsletter Issue 24

Read all about us! We’ve moved, we’ve made films, won awards, danced, made things and had new people join us. Read all about it in the latest edition of our newsletter. Click on this link to download a pdf of our newsletter.

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Step out your comfort zone and be pleasantly surprised

We are so delighted that Roar has been awarded Age Scotland’s Services for Older People’s Charity of the year 2018! This award belongs to us all because collectively we are Roar – so congratulations everyone. What with awards and being on the telly, it’s been an exciting time. The launch of the Stay Mobile Stay…

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Are you going to San Francisco

Great fun filming for our #VROvertheDoorstep Virtual Reality App. We are working on creating a VR tour of the Coats-Observatory Observatory in Paisley. Today Roar users played various parts … including being caught in the 1906 San Fransisco earthquake which the Coat’s Observatory recorded. VR over the doorstep is an initiative by Roar to connect housebound elderly…

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#StayMobileStayConnected Launch

Thank you to everyone who came along to our #StayMobileStayConnected #FSF2018 launch. Please share and use the films, and spread the message of the campaign. www.staymobilestayconnected.com Thanks to our older film makers for producing amazing films and mediaco-op for all your help & support in getting the job done. Thanks also to everyone who contributed in the workshop sessions. #StayMobileStayConnected is…

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VR over the door step – Testing, Testing

Its been a busy couple of months with our “VR over the Door Step” project. We have been testing out cameras and equipment, making films and and developing virtual reality apps. We wanted to test what kind of Virtual Reality experiences older people liked and what challenges there were to getting those experiences to them….

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Our Paisley Story map

Some Roar users have been working on a Digital Story map that highlights key locations relating to the Stewards, Coats and Clarks families. A group from Roar and one from the Disability Resource Centre in Paisley have been working with the Social Historian Lil Brookes from GateKeeper Arts at weekly sessions for the past 8…