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Assistive Technology Suite

Using information and assistive technology has become a key skill for everyday living, enabling access to services, products and leisure opportunities as well as education and employment. 

With help from our friends at Ability IT we now have a new Assistive Technology Suite offering a more private and quiet space in which we can offer both workshops and personal tuition.

It is never too late to start learning and age isn't a barrier to develop computing skills. If you would like to learn with one to one tuition why not call our Training Officer to book your place or to have a chat about how best we can help you.

Click here to watch a short video about our Assistive Technology Suite


Information Session

Our Information sessions are specifically aimed at people who have been newly registered by their Eye Consultant/Ophthamologist as being Sight Impaired or Severely Sight Impaired. The session explains the process of registration and is aimed at helping people to cope with the trauma of being diagnosed with sight loss before moving on to our Looking Ahead themed programme. 

The session also offers a relaxing and informal opportunity to meet others who are in a similar position.

Next Dates: 2018
April 24th  10.30am - 12noon
June 19th 10.30am - 12noon
August 14th 10.30am -12noon


The course is FREE however donations are always welcome.


Looking Ahead

Our Looking Ahead information sessions are primarily for people newly or recently diagnosed with a visual impairment although family members and/or carers of people with visual impairments are also welcome to attend. For more infomation please click here.


Visual Impairment Awareness Training

Our Visual Impairment Awareness Courses are available to any organisation including businesses, public bodies, charities etc. All HERIB trustees, staff and volunteers also benefit from this training.
For more information please click here.


For more information about any of the above courses please contact Tracy Atkinson at HERIB on 01482  342297.