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19th Feb 2024
David Page who is offering one to one technology training sessions at Vision Norfolks Great Yarmouth hub

Vision impaired people in Great Yarmouth are being offered free one-to-one technology training sessions to help them make the most of technology to help them live independently.

Norfolk sight loss charity Vision Norfolk has teamed up with David Page, a retired IT professional who is himself vision impaired, to offer the monthly training sessions, which take place on the last Wednesday of the month at the charity’s Great Yarmouth hub at Hall Quay in the town.

The free one-to-one problem solving sessions can be used to tackle any issues which people are having with digital technology and devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart speakers and computers.

“Technology is transforming the way that vision impaired people can live independent lives,” said Mr Page, who only has about 3% vision in one eye after suffering melanoma when he was 49. 

“But for those of us who didn’t grow up with digital technology, getting to grips with it – and really making the most of the opportunity technology offers – can be daunting.  Our aim is to show that technology doesn’t have to be daunting, and to show that in fact there is a lot of enjoyment to be got out of it.”

Mr Page himself uses a variety of technology to enable him to live an independent life, from organising his diary on a smartphone to using an AI-enabled smart doorbell to tell him who is at his door.

The one-to-one training sessions take place on the last Wednesday of every month, starting on Wednesday 28th February, at Vision Norfolk’s Great Yarmouth hub on Hall Quay.  Sessions are free, but must be booked in advance. 

For more details, and to book a session, visit www.visionnorfolk.org.uk/technology-training or contact Catherine Bond on 01493 745973 or at greatyarmouthhub@visionnorfolk.org.uk.