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 on the computer such as word processing, databases and using communication tools such as email and Skype.
There has always seemed to be a lack of technology support for deafblind people but if you are keen, interested and have the right support in place you can learn quickly!”
Vijay’s philosophy echoes the ethos of Deafblind UK’s new digital project ‘The World at their Fingertips’. Kindly supported by the Big Lottery fund, the digital initiative aims to introduce the benefits of mobile technology to as many members as possible. Deafblind digital support ambassadors (DDSA), like Vijay, are central to achieving this goal and play a vital role in the project’s success.
Vijay has a desire to reach more deafblind people who can in turn reach others and transform many more lives and with contagious enthusiasm we’re sure he will help DBUK achieve this. He now extends his digital support to include one-to-one outreach visits, offering an amazing source of inspiration and support to other deafblind people who are interested in embracing their own digital journeys.