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Assistive technology

Here at Pocklington, we want to support blind and partially sighted people to live full and independent lives. One way we can do this is by demonstrating the different types of low-level technology available which can make everyday tasks simple.

Woman using assisting technologyOur Assistive Technology (AT) Champions Project involves visually impaired service users who volunteer for the role of AT Champion. They provide support to other people with sight loss to help them make the most of technology - and all our AT Champions have received specialised training which has been tailored to meet their requirements.

We carefully identify equipment for our champions to demonstrate to others and this list is regularly reviewed and updated to keep it abreast of the latest innovations. With the help of our champions we collect service user views and comments on the technology they have used to ensure that the most fit-for-purpose technology is used in our demonstration sessions.

Woman looking at a range of assistive technologyWe recognise that it is often the most simple equipment, such as talking scales or brightly coloured and contrasting kitchen bowls which can make all the difference, so it's not all about high end gizmos!

If you would like to find out more about how to make everyday tasks simple as a person with sight loss, you can visit our events page to see if there is a demonstration near you soon, or you can email everydaytasks@pocklington-trust.org.uk.