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Information Technology Support

We offer Information Technology (IT) support for people with a sensory impairment at our Resource Centre.

Our FREE 1:1 IT sessions are tailored to meet your needs. We can help you: 

  • Discover how to access and use inbuilt accessibility options on your computer
  • Trial high contrast keyboards and large computer screens
  • Learn how to use your iPad or tablet computer 
  • Find out about the benefits of the Kindle and E-readers
  • Access the BBC i-player to listen to radio and/or watch television programmes you’ve missed, or would like to hear/see repeated 
  • Develop confidence in the use of email and the Internet
  • Use Skype and/or Face time to communicate with friends and family
  • Download and use apps designed to facilitate day to day living; and
  • Increase confidence in choosing and using a mobile phone.


"I now feel that I have a better understanding of all the wonderful features that an iPad has and how they can make life easier for partially sighted people. The trainer was very thorough and helpful and tailored the training to suit my needs. Great stuff!"

Anonymous, IT student

"Having not used Microsoft [software] for 4 years, being shown how to use the magifier options and learning some shortcuts has been really helpful. Viv has been an excellent teacher."

Mrs H, IT student

Our friendly and knowledgeable volunteer tutors offer computer ‘taster’ sessions and personalised courses of up to 10 lessons.

For further information, please contact us on:

Phone: 01752 201899 
Mobile: 07496 950013
Email: sensorysolutions@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk