Recently a volunteer from RNIB wrote to BUS telling us about a services that they provide for blind and partially-sighted people. It is called their Technology Support Service and they are asking us to promote it to our members.
The Technology Support Service aims to help blind and partially-sighted people to remain or become independent. So if your vision has been badly affected by your Birdshot at the moment, or you know someone else who could use this help, you might like to get in touch with RNIB to find out more. Note you do not have to be registered as partially sighted, but you do need to be based in the UK!
RNIB specialist volunteers – known collectively as the Technology Support Squad – are available to help with all kinds of technology-related tasks such as installing DVD players, connecting PC’s/Laptops, helping individuals access audio libraries, using DAISY talking book player and many other technical type problems which you might find difficult on your own.
They also have a network of volunteers who are available to help people by visiting them in their homes.
If you think you know of someone who could benefit from the use of this service, please ask them to get in touch with the Technology Support Squad on; 0303 123 9999, email; firstname.lastname@example.org or find us online; rnib.org.uk/techsupport.
If you do decide to try it out, please do let us know how you get on. It is always interesting to get feedback about services like this.