Information Technology for Visually Impaired People.
Thanks to modern technology, people with visually impairment can do numerous things such as write documents, browse the internet and send and receive emails. Screen Reading and special talking software allow those with some remaining sight or totally blind to use computers, tablets and mobile phone devices independently. Similarly, people with low vision can use screen magnification software and devices that will allow them to see letters, pictures and other objects without having to struggle or strain their remaining vision. This technology commonly known as assistive or adaptive technology is continually evolving, and has removed many access barriers for people with sight loss.
After the success of our Online Today sessions with the RNIB/Action for Blind People, Selby District Vision run a Touchscreen Technology Support Group for visually impaired people living in the Selby area. These sessions run from August 2016 to October 2018 and were an informal social opportunity to meet, share ideas, hints and tips and more importantly learn how to use devices.
Learning how to use technology can often be a daunting process for many, even more so for individuals with a visual impairment. The course helped members to understand technology and how to use it to help them in their interests and communication. This course was such a success and obviously needed so Selby District Vision continues to provide training opportunities.
We are starting the sessions again from Thursday 8 February 2018. These sessions are informal social opportunity to meet, share ideas, hints and tips on Information Technology. If you would like to come along please contact the office to book your place.