Accessible technology events: help and guidance

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. 

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 session

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


Working with RNIB as a partner

Our Technology for Life team can support groups, or organisations, across the UK which want to help their customers with sight loss to understand what technology can do for them. This includes training and guidance, updates and new developments, and a number of sessions which can be delivered when back-up is needed. We can also put partners in touch with skilled technology volunteers to attend demonstrations or exhibitions.

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.