New service launched!

Written by Hayley

Tech Mate: a digital inclusion skills and assistive technology project. The internet and technology are transforming the way we live our lives and have enormous potential to help people with sight loss with how they shop, keep in touch, access information and entertainment, and more.

Feedback from our members shows that they’d like to get online or explore options to digital technology in a way that would help them feel more connected to their families and the wider world, but feel confused by the options and lack the skills and confidence to do so.

We are pleased to announce the launch of Tech Mate, a new service designed to help our members with technology, regardless of their current level of knowledge. Our Tech Mate Project Leader, Neil Newton, is sight impaired himself and is here to support you if you don’t know where to begin, have a specific problem or query, or simply want to try something new on your mobile phone or tablet computer.

Neil’s normal working days will be Wednesdays and Thursdays. He is running a drop-in service from our Outwood office on Thursdays between 10am and 12.30pm. Just turn up, or you can make an appointment by calling 01924 215555 or emailing Neil is also able to visit you at home and provide technical advice and support over the phone.

Please get in touch to find out more.