Digital Support

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LEONARD CHESHIRE DISABILITY

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North East, North West, South East, South West

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Who is the service for?
Adults, Young People (16-25), Older People
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+

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Murrayburgh House, 17 Corstorphine Road, Corstorphine, EDINBURGH, EH12 6DD
0131 346 9040

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Digital technology can make things easier for everyone. But we know if you have a disability, it can do even more. It can make things possible.

The latest in digital technology can help you to communicate easily with your family. It can open up new work or education opportunities, and provide a window to the world giving you access to services, savings and much more!

Technology is developing every day, making more and more possibilities available to everyone, no matter what your ability.

Our Digital Inclusion programmes can support you to access the digital world, providing training and support together with the latest in accessible tech.

Whether it’s helping you to get online, increasing your digital know-how or becoming more digitally confident. You might know absolutely nothing about computers or you might already be a digital whizz – whatever your skill level, we’ll tailor our support to suit you.

Digital in your community...

From wanting a bit of support or just needing to be able to access the right equipment — we have Digital Coordinators and volunteers across the UK to help you become a digital whizz.

What we offer

If you’re looking to increase your digital skills, we can:

- Provide you with accessible IT equipment such as an adaptive mouse or speech recognition software.
- Give you training and support to increase your digital skills – this could be one-on-one, in a group at one of our centres, or online.
- We also work with organisations and training centres in the local community, providing them with accessible IT equipment and helping them to become more inclusive.

Digital at home...

We can:

- Provide you with refurbished standard and accessible IT equipment such as laptop, adaptive mouse or even a speech recognition software in your own home (subject to availability and assessment)
- Give you training and support to increase your digital skills – this could be one-on-one at your own home, online or in a convenient location.
- Provide access to online learning modules such as Learn My Way.
- Prefer us to bring the technology to you? No worries we’ve got you covered.

Digital advice...

Making Computers, tablets and smartphones more accessible

Many people aren’t aware, but all computers, tablets and smartphones have built in settings allowing you to make them more accessible without needing any additional software or hardware.

These settings are a great, free way to test out accessibility to see what works for people.

For example, if you have limited vision you might benefit from having the computer screen read out loud to you. Rather than buying an expensive screen reader, there are settings which do this for you. Trying out these settings lets you test a solution before buying any software — and you never know — it might even be enough!

Contact us for more advice on making your device accessible – we can even let you try out some specialist equipment and software, and we have lots of easy to follow factsheets to help you out.

Technology can seem daunting but there are lots of resources available to help get you started.

Want to find out more?

Please email digitalinclusion@leonardcheshire.org.

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