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SITE Scotland offers high quality training on issues around sight loss. We can also design individual courses to meet the specific training needs of an organisation. We can provide training on:

  • Accessible technology
  • Visual Impairment Awareness Training
  • Employability support

Accessible technology

SITE Scotland is the leading Scottish sight loss charity providing accessibility training in the use of computers, tablets and smart phones to individuals and organisations.

Here is what some of our recipients have said:

“The training was excellent. It has increased our awareness of the accessibility features of apple products for our clients. Your continued expertise and support post training has been extremely valuable to us and we would highly recommend your services to our clients and partners”. Diane Wright, Go4IT Digital Inclusion Lead, Quarriers

“Thank you for such a fantastic learning opportunity. I learned more today with one hour with you than I have since getting my IPhone in April. I’ve really been struggling with it and now I feel that I have started on a path that will surely help the social isolation I currently experience, given my very extremely rural lifestyle. I’m also more hopeful that by learning how to use my IPhone, I may be able to look for work or complete application forms at the Job Centre, which in my case is over 24 miles away.” AL, Kilbarchan

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for giving up your time today to show my son and I around the ipad and all the programmes. To be honest I am a bit overwhelmed with what it can do. As you know I have had one for some time now and I didn’t know half of the applications. I am completely impressed.” MB, Rosyth

“Thank you for the workshop you gave in Edinburgh. I would love to learn more on how to use Siri as well like you were doing on the iphone, your demonstration was making me get more excited about these possibilities and keen to find out more!” FP, Edinburgh

Assistive Technology

The assistive technology training we provide covers the following products:

  • Apple MacBook Pro
  • Apple MacBook Air
  • Apple iMac
  • Apple iPad/iPad Air
  • Apple iPhone
  • Apple iPod Touch
  • KNFB Reader
  • ScanJig Pro
  • Jaws for Windows
  • Kurzweil 1000
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Plextalk Pocket PTP1 recorder
  • ZooomText Reader/Magnifier
  • Victor Reader Stream

Visual Impairment Awareness Training

Visual impairment awareness training (VIAT) is essential for all organisations to meet the needs of people who are blind or partially sighted, whether they are customers, clients or employees. Due to the Equality Act, Service providers are legally obliged to make their services accessible to people with disabilities. Our training will help you understand the needs of Blind and partially sighted people and improve the service you offer.

Topics covered can include:

  • Legal responsibilities towards blind and partially sighted people
  • Eye conditions and the impact of sight loss
  • The practical and emotional effects of sight loss
  • Independence and mobility for blind and partially sighted people
  • How blind people read: alternative formats and accessible information
  • How to enable blind and partially sighted people, rather than disabled them
  • Meeting, greeting and etiquette with blind and partially sighted people
  • Assisting and guiding a person with sight loss
  • Practical solutions for employers and employees around sight loss in the workplace
  • Products and services to help and support blind and partially sighted people

Employability Support

Take advantage of our employability skills support which will help you gain the confidence to access employment opportunities including self employment.

We can provide essential support to employers as well as support to people in employment where sight loss impacts on continuing employment.

Contact us at SITE for further information on our training support. E-mail: info@sitescotland.org