Information Technology

large print computer screenThe advancements in adaptive technology can give people experiencing sight loss a brighter future.

IT in out Activity Hubs

At our activity hubs in Paisley and Wilkieston, our instructors help ex-servicemen and women of all abilities to get to grips with technology. Training can involve anything from the basics of using email, to doing secure online shopping. Our goal is always to help our members to become confident in using their new skills to stay connected with the world.

Access to Information Technology

For veterans who are interested in making the most of IT at home, we can provide and supply training on how to use:

• Screen reader software
• Screen magnification software
• Video magnifiers
• Closed circuit televisions (CCTV) technology.

Bringing Technology into members' homes

Our I.T instructor, Brian offers a free one-to-one remote access support service for computer or technology questions and issues.

The service can offer remote support by connecting to veterans' computer, tablet or smart phone. Brian can then access your computer with a totally secure one time connection to whilst on the phone to work on the issue with you. 

Brian is also available to offer guidance on the phone on the range of assistive technology designed for those with sight loss.

He can advise on purchasing new assistive software and what would suit individual's needs, and can help you set up new software and get started.

Brian commented ‘I’m delighted to now offer this new service on behalf of Scottish War Blinded – I’d like to help more people get connected online, as it can make such a difference to people who are missing out on all the benefits of getting the most out of all that technology can offer to people with sight loss.’

Even if someone is a complete beginner when it comes to digital technology, Brian’s straightforward training using jargon free terms will get them enjoying all the advantages of the internet.  

Do you know a veteran who would benefit from support to get online? Call 0800 035 6409 to refer them to our free help.