Technology can make life easier if you have sight problems, but knowing where to start isn't always easy – we can help.
We are working with Bucks Libraries to offer support to help people with sight loss access technology. Staff at Bucks Libraries have been trained in how to demonstrate and support people to use the built in accessibility functions of smartphones and tablets. If you would be interested in booking a session with them please call the main library number on 01296 382415. Currently this service is offered at Buckingham, Aylesbury, Chesham and High Wycombe libraries.
If you live in Milton Keynes we have volunteers who are able to provide training and support to people struggling with their technology. Both volunteers have sight loss themselves and are regular uses of smartphones etc. If you would like to book a session with one of our volunteers please call us on 01296 487556.
Milton Keynes Technology Group
In June 2019 our Milton Keynes launched a Technology Group. Set up by one of our volunteers and members Padma Cheriyan the Group aims to help a wide spectrum of the visually impaired community. It will introduce technology to those who have never used gadgets and devices that make life easier as well as those who are technology savvy but need some occasional help with queries and wish to know what is new in the field.
UPDATE - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the group is currently running virtually using Zoom video and conference calling technology. Meetings are held once a month on Thursday afternoon at 2pm (signing on is from 1.45pm). If you are interested in receiving an invitation to the meetings please call us on 01296 487 556.
Smartphone and Tablet Apps
There are many apps that have been designed to help blind and partially sighted people with their daily lives. A list of some of these apps can be downloaded here.
The RNIB have produced a series of short podcasts about Apps which can be listened to here. Scroll down to towards the bottom of the page to access the Chats about Apps section.