Technology workshops for people with sight loss in Devon
Sight loss charity Action for Blind People will be giving advice and guidance on accessible technology for people with sight loss at locations across Devon.
There are an estimated 30,000 people in Devon who are living with sight loss, many of whom could benefit from the free courses. The sessions take place once a month in Torquay, Topsham, Teignmouth and Totnes.
Computers, tablets and smartphones can make everyday tasks easier for people with sight loss, and Action for Blind People will help people learn how to use the accessible functions on different devices.
With the festive season just round the corner, these sessions could be beneficial for anyone who receives a new gadget for Christmas but is unsure of how to make the most of it.
Darren Walker, assistive technology co-ordinator at Action for Blind People, said: “Sometimes the word technology frightens people, but things are becoming much simpler to use and many features are designed specifically for people with sight loss.
“Technology can help people to lead a more independent life, but with the wide variety of products available, it’s difficult to know where to start.”
The sessions will show people how to make their computers accessible, how to enlarge the screens on their smartphones and tablets, and how to use voice functions.
To book your place on an hour long session, phone Action for Blind People on 01392 458060.
(from a press release)
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