Free Assistive Technology, Employability and Digital Job Club Sessions

Sunderland and County Durham Royal Society for the Blind offers free Assistive Technology home visits to all visually impaired residents of Sunderland and Durham.  Whether it is accessing magnifiers, both hand help or large screen versions or a demonstration of what smart phones can do to help with your condition or using Alexa devices to make phone calls or read audio books from the RNIB just let us know and we will create an individual plan tailored to your own personal circumstances.  If in doubt just ask and we will do our best to assist you as much as possible.  We have delivered over 400 home visits in the past year and received many compliments for our services.

We also provide free and friendly digital employability short sessions on your doorstep across Sunderland and County Durham, they are available to everyone with a visual impairment looking for work and with no upper age restrictions so come along and update your skills.

This free project will offer several sessions per week, this can include home visit sessions, or at a community venue close to you.

We  would like as many local residents to take part in the Digital Job Club project to increase their chances of getting employment, perform their job searches correctly and fulfill their Universal Credit obligations as well as update their digital skills.

We will help any County Durham or Sunderland visually impaired residents of any age and our aim is to help them help themselves to become better digital citizens and increase their employability prospects. and help them get the job they want. We understand that it can be daunting to return to the job market after time away but we will do our best to help you help yourself.

We will help you update your CV and send job applications online easily. Search for more vacancies and become a better job seeker and it all counts towards your job search requirements.

Courses will be delivered locally and will include group type workshops with allocated times as well as sessions for 1:1 individual advice.

To book your free place please contact:  John Walls on 0191 5673939 or email

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