Deafblind UK gives Jennifer hope

Jennifer served in the Women’s Air Force before working as a shorthand typist for many years. Seven years ago, she was diagnosed with macular degeneration, which causes gradual loss of central vision. She also lost all hearing on her left hand side ten years ago. She told us her biggest challenges were: “Just getting things … Read more

Imtiaz using his tablet

Meet Imtiaz

Volunteers form the bedrock of our digital inclusion project and we are extremely fortunate to benefit from some fantastic people. Imtiaz Naqvi has been a member of Deafblind UK since 2015 and has recently embraced the dual volunteer role of information and awareness officer and digital ambassador with his trademark humour and tireless energy. Imtiaz … Read more

Ruth’s Amazon Echo

Digital Support Ambassador, Ruth is a tremendous champion of the positive benefits technology can have on daily lives. A myriad of digital devices support her everyday activities and she is keen to pass on these experiences to others. told us about her new ‘Echo Dot’; the new voice enabled, hands free speaker from Amazon’s Alexa … Read more

Wrexham Group using tech

Learning Together

Deafblind UK members in North Wales have been learning how to make the most of tablets and other technology, at the Wrexham Digital Inclusion group. The group meets regularly and has been working through a series of eight structured sessions to learn how to do everyday tasks on tablets using the Synapptic software for low … Read more

Meet Vijay, Our Deafblind Digital Support Ambassador

Meet Vijay, our most recent ‘Digital Champion’ who is now using his digital skills to teach other deafblind people about accessible technology. Vijay explains how technology has always played a central role in his life: “I began working with text-to-speech assistive software called JAWS initially to help me learn English…it led to mastering other things … Read more