Virtual event on accessible tech for blind and partially sighted people

Date posted: 3rd May 2020

Blind and partially sighted people looking for advice on how to choose the right accessible tech products are invited to join a live webinar on Thursday 21 May (1-2pm).

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) is hosting the virtual event which will cover various tech products for home and work life.

Darren Paskell, TPT’s Technology Champion, said: “Accessible technology enables blind and partially sighted people to thrive and, as we are all at home more than ever now, we find ourselves relying on tech much more. But with so many products out there, how do you know what is right for you?”

In the session attendees will be able to ask questions to TPT’s tech experts and get advice on products they are thinking of buying or trying.

Darren added: “I’m excited to hear from people about the barriers and challenges they face when trying to pick the most suitable tech products. With so much on the market, it can be overwhelming, and I hope this session will provide some clear guidance to help people make the right choices for them”.

Register for TPT’s free webinar on 21st May 2020 at 1pm via the website. You can include your question for the panel at registration to make sure this is covered or send it through during the event.


For further information or images please contact: Penny Wilkinson, Thomas Pocklington Trust,  07974 578 637.

Editors’ Notes

About Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust is a national charity dedicated to enabling and empowering blind and partially sighted people of all ages to live the life they want to lead. We are committed to increasing awareness and understanding of their needs and aspirations, to working with partners and to developing and implementing services which meet these needs to increase independence and improve lives. These include:

  • Acting as an advocate and positive change agent for blind and partially sighted people.
  • Creating opportunities for blind and partially sighted people seeking employment.
  • Enabling opportunities and supporting blind and partially sighted people whilst in and entering education.
  • Facilitating the voice and encouraging self-determination of blind and partially sighted people.
  • Being an effective partner and grant funder based on our knowledge of the sector.

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