ICT Sessions at Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind

Would you like to learn how useful computers can be, how easy they are, even for the visually impaired, to learn the basics, send emails, write articles and catch up with friends?

At CRCB we offer sessions on Information Technology tailored to individual needs, with special software packages including NVDA, which announces every letter and word typed and magnifies software to allow those with limited vision every chance to read the screen.

photo of new computer room with computers around the outside

Each session is led by an ICT tutor, who allocates volunteers who are all keen to help, patient, with the appropriate skill levels to give even the brand new beginner a friendly and enjoyable experience.

Those who come to the ICT sessions use the time to research family trees, write articles, email friends and relatives, explore nature by watching videos, listen to music and even check the specifications and prices of articles online. Programs to teach touch typing are available, and their is always helpful advice on the current technology. If there is something you would like to know more about, but don't know how, our volunteers love a challenge and will do everything they can to help.

Service users on the computers

Anyone with a visual impairment can attend, including the deafblind, and those with additional disabilities. All ages are welcome; current users range from their twenties to the over nineties. If your children, or grandchildren, confuse you with talk of Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and "Let's Google it" then take advantage of our ICT sessions.

Each session lasts 1½ hours but you are welcome to book double sessions.

Sessions currently run on the following days at these times:

  • Mondays: 9am - 10.30am and 10.30am - 12 noon
  • Tuesdays: 12 noon - 1.30pm and 1.30 pm - 3pm
  • Thursdays: 9am - 10.30am and 10.30am - 12 noon

You can pop in any time to have a look at our suite, or you can book your sessions with Heather by calling 024 7671 7522. Cost: £3 per 1.5-hour session.