In recent years, many services have gone online - often accompanied by a reduction in front line staff to save money. For visually impaired people this can make accessing services more difficult. However, we believe that new digital technology can be inclusive and empowering and make a positive impact on your life.
We have been awarded a grant from the Department of Health’s, Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund to set up a new Interactive Technology Service to help you access information and services on the Internet.
The IT Service is designed to help you to harness digital technology to manage many aspects of your life. What could be more convenient than shopping, banking and booking your appointments all from the comfort of your own home?
We will give you the chance to try out a selection of computers, tablets and smart phones to identify the one that best suits your level of vision; the type of information or services you want; and, which ones match your price range.
We will give you an introduction and basic training at your local Vision Support Centre and provide ad hoc support over the phone, online or with the support of a volunteer home visitor.
To gain maximum benefit from this service, you will need your own digital device and have Internet access.
Thanks to the support of Stratford Town Trust and Warwick Provident Dispensary, we have been able to extend the service to include Stratford and Warwick respectively
If you are interested in registering for the Interactive Technology Service please visit your local Vision Support Centre or call Warwickshire Vision Support on 01926 411331