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 Amersham libraries.
If you live in Milton Keynes we have two 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.
The Group will meet on first Wednesday of the month at SARC office (see below for address) at 2pm. If you would like to join the Group please call us on 01296 487 556.
Sensory Advice Resource Centre, Gloucester House, 399 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2AH
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.