The loss of sight can have a major impact on a person’s life, on their ability to carry out everyday tasks and to access information. However, access technology now offers blind and partially sighted people the potential for equal access to the world of Information Technology (I.T.) and Braille text offers the chance to continue reading printed material. In addition, to training in I.T. and Braille we also provide a Visual Impairment Awareness training course for those that work or interact with people with a visual impairment.
Our I.T. training course provides an introduction to using a computer and assumes no prior experience. Initially, we teach keyboard skills prior to progressing on to how to use the computer. We will teach the client how to use accessibility software appropriate to their level of visual impairment in order to navigate the computer. The course then teaches the client how to write and print documents and letters, how to send and receive email and how to access the internet to carry out everyday activities online, such as finding out about forthcoming events, purchasing something online or accessing online banking.
Our training takes place at local centres in Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Harrow and Hounslow where we have I.T. suites specifically set up to provide the training. The I.T. training is conducted one-to-one with our I.T. trainer.
Further information about our I.T. training programme can be requested by contacting our Head Office on 020 8423 5141.
Braille training is provided for all levels of ability. The course is taught at our Head Office in Stanmore and in Hounslow and teaches Standard English Braille. Please contact our Head Office on 020 8423 5141 for further details.