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This project serves people throughout Oxfordshire who are visually-impaired and would benefit from help adapting their computers.  If your sight is making it difficult to see what’s on the screen changes such as larger fonts and icons, different colours or a change in contrast can often make the computer easier to use.

OAB has a team of volunteers across the county who will visit you at home to make these adjustments.  A typical visit will last an hour or two.  The volunteer will discuss with you what difficulties you are having, and at the end of the visit will explain what changes have been made and give you a chance to check that they are an improvement.

Key facts:

  • All volunteers are trained by OAB.  We take up references and each person is checked by the Criminal Records Bureau.
  • The visit is free, however we do ask that you will consider making a donation towards the cost of the visit, if you are able.
  • The volunteers do not provide training.  If your problems are about using the computer rather than about seeing the screen, please talk to us about suitable training. In many instances we can now provide training for existing computer users though our new IT Training Sessions based at OAB. Please telephone us on 01865 725595 to find out more.

The focus of the home visits is on changes that can be made without paying for specialist software.  However, each individual’s eyes are different and if you’re unable to benefit from this type of support, we will invite you to discuss alternative solutions.

Please telephone or email our Volunteer Coordinator, Caroline Ludden, at volunteers@oxeyes.org.uk for an initial chat.

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