Accessible technology events: help and guidance

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Get tips and information to help you run an Introduction to Technology training session and deliver technology support for your blind and partially sighted clients.

We can offer your organisation or group lots of support if you are planning a technology demonstration or digital engagement session for blind and partially sighted people. On this page you will find guidance on how to run accessible technology information sessons. 

Discover all the different tips and guidance we have gathered here to help you give technology support in an inclusive and accessible way.

A guide to help you plan

We have created a useful guide to help you plan and deliver a successful technology demonstration session.

There are lots of tips and hints in this toolkit - from getting started, assigning roles, choosing hardware and communicating with customers through to follow up and evaluation. There are also links to other websites that you can visit to learn more, and information about where you can go to get templates and documents that will help your planning.

Download the guide to Organising an Accessible Technology Event 

Running an Introduction to Technology

An Introduction to Technology session is a great way to introduce your clients to the different types of devices available and raise awareness of how technology can help them access the information they want and need.

With our easy to follow guide, you, and your clients, can relax and have fun at a session which covers all the basics. This guide will give an outline of how to run a session and what topics to cover. It details some of the resources you will need to help blind and partially sighted people get started with using essential technology.

Download the guide to Running an Introduction to Technology training session

The Online Today project

Thanks to Online Today, over 80,000 people with sensory loss have been given the information and practical assistance they need to help them get and stay online.

Find out more about Online Today delivery methods, key findings, case studies, outcomes and recommendations here. 

General training courses

If you are running an employee training course or even a meeting where blind or partially sighted delegates will be in attendance, there are some things you should consider.

Our Employment team has produced some guidance to help you ensure these delegates are not disadvantaged. It covers course materials, note-taking, the training environment, access to refreshments and other facilities, and where to go for further information.