We know technology can make life easier for people with sight loss but knowing how to help someone, a friend, relative or colleague with sight loss isn’t always easy.
Our training will introduce you to the basic skills you would need to help others see the benefit of being online.
We offer a half-day session on building your knowledge and confidence on how people with sight loss can get online and to feel more confident about talking with people about their options
We offer a second, half day, follow on a session which is fun, interactive and hands on. Its’ designed to cover the main devices and operating systems so people will be able to confidently demonstrate how to perform basic tasks.
We want to train people from all parts of the community and businesses to have the confidence and skills to help others, with sight loss, to use the inbuilt tools on smartphones and tablets to access the digital world. We’ll also give you the knowledge and skills to download and demonstrate the most popular apps.
Online Today Cymru is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and delivered in partnership with Vision Support and North Wales Society for Blind People
Future In-sight is a project funded by the BIG Lottery fund’s Bright New Futures stream. The five-year project supports young people with sight loss aged 14-25 to gain valuable work experience, build confidence and increase independence.
Future In-sight is a partnership between RNIB Cymru, UCan and Guide Dogs.
RNIB Cymru’s Digital inclusion team supports the project by:
Working closely with young people and employers to ensure that the right technology is in place so they can get the most out of their work experience. This includes assessment of what technology can support the young person in their placement, liaising with employers, installation and configuration of software and training for the young person to ensure they can use it effectively.
Supporting residential activity breaks where young people take part in confidence-building activities, learn independence skills and support each other by sharing experiences.