Just a quick question for the Network!
I am working in a small steering group which is aiming to set up some form of internet & ICT access for those people in Oldham who have a visual impairment or are blind.
The group initially is looking at sourcing appropriate equipment and accessible software to allow people of varying skills to participate in both group and 1-2-1 sessions.
If there is anybody on the OBNetwork who feels that they may be able to assist with this or has any useful information or links that could help us out please contact me.
This is something that doesn't get too much exposure within the public domain and although there are a number of computers available to people in the libraries which have accessible software installed they either don't know how to use them or don't have the confidence to have a go.....we want to change that!! Please help out if you can!!
It's a shame that you haven't had any replies because my Mum is severely visually impaired and could do with one-on-one tuition in the use of her iPad - especially the Voiceover function.
I will let you know if I manage to find any person or organisation who can help.
Try ACE Centre North based in Hollinwood who assess people with disabilities and can provide them with a range of equipment to support their communication needs.