Technology, rightly or wrongly, has become a large part of our everyday lives, and due to continued technological advances over the last few years, the ability for people with sight difficulties to access technology is constantly improving.
What we focus on at 4Sight Vision Support is assistive technology and how best we can advise you to maximise the use of any current technology you may have. Whether this is built in accessibility features or extra assistive software, one of the Outreach Team will take the time to discuss all the possible options with you and demonstrate the features/software when needed.
At our centres We have a selection of laptops, tablets and phones, installed with assistive software and applications (apps), which our Outreach Workers would be more than willing to demonstrate upon request.
Over the past year, we have also been successful in launching technology clubs within the 4Sight Vision Support Centres and early in 2017, we will be launching a technology club in Crawley to respond to the growing demand. These groups are peer led, under the guidance of one of the Outreach Workers, which we believe is critical in the learning process as people obtain more from working with those in similar situations.
Although we are unable to offer an intensive “how to use a computer” course, we will always signpost appropriately to other organisations/partners in your local area that may be able to help.
For more advice on Accessible Feature, click here: My Computer My Way