Who is it for?
Training, primarily for blind and partially sighted people, in the use of computers, mobile phones and other related applications. We also offer training to individuals from other organisations, for example, we have worked with other charities and employment organisations.Training is delivered by Darren Furness, our Technology Officer, who has a visual impairment himself.
Why should I do it?
Most of our clients who use this service want to improve their knowledge of computers and other hi-tec products, eg other talking products such as mobile phones, pedestrian sat navs, mp3 players etc. It will help you to expand your knowledge of the devices and applications that you have chosen to use at home or at work.
Where and when?
This service is usually available at our Mappin Street Centre every weekday from 9.30am to 2.30pm.
What does it cover?
An initial assessment will be made about your requirements which is a very informal and friendly meeting. An appropriate training programme will then be agreed with you, usually delivered on a one to one basis by Darren, our Technology Officer. The assistive computer software we have available includes, JAWS, Guide, Supernova, Zoomtext and others. Ongoing advice is provided for any related queries.
How much is it?
This is a free service for our clients. For other organisations, the cost varies depending upon the nature of the training, your specific requirements and your own circumstances - please contact us for further information.
How do I book?
Please contact us on 0114 272 2757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org