Computer courses

We are very proud of our computer suite that is specially adapted for sight impaired people.

The software and keyboards are specifically designed for sight impaired people and we are currently running computer lessons twice a week.

We also run one to one “taster sessions”, so if you would like to see what we offer, please give us a call.

With adaptive technology and a little bit of help from us, you can still (or learn to ) email your family and friends or even surf the net!

Specialist IT training

Computers are such a part of everyday living nowadays – why should those with a sight impairment be left out? Well, you don’t have to be!

With our computer suite, specifically equipped for users with a visual impairment, you can be shown how to use your computer. E-mails, internet, word processing, even reading a book – it’s all possible!

We run regular informal and friendly training sessions and can even offer a one-off introduction, just to see if you like it or not. Contact us for more information 01242 22 11 70.

Below is a video briefly explaining how Supernova and Dolphin Guide work featuring Emma our tutor.  Thank you to Dolphin for helping us with the video.

Bev

Bev is registered severely sight impaired with bi lateral macular dystrophy.

Recently Bev has benefited from attending Insight’s computer classes, with her children growing up and some having even flown the nest, she was finding being at home unfulfilling.   It was time to find a job. Bev realised that after 27 yrs of not working and having never really used a computer with much  success  (and saying she never would try again!) the first step back to work was to  learn how to tame a computer.

Bev joined the computer course and under Emma’s tuition she learned how to use Microsoft Office, access the internet and email.  Bev uses a programme called Supernova which is designed for people living with sight loss and works alongside Microsoft Office.

‘ The course was informative and I was able to learn at my own pace, everything was new. Now I have a job where I use the skills I learnt on the course everyday,  as well as having the confidence to try and work things out for myself, before asking  a colleague for help’

BevComputer course participant