Tech Training for Visually Impaired People

Logo of a grey eye. Text underneath reads: In Touch Telford Group. Tech Training for Visually Impaired People.

Are you visually impaired or have a friend, family member or neighbour who lives with sight loss? Technology can help with daily living tasks, support independence, and ensure that you stay in touch with loved ones. Join our free demos and training sessions on smartphones and tablets, for both Apple and Android devices.

‘In Touch Telford’ are a friendly group of both sighted and visually impaired volunteers who have been trained by the RNIB on the accessible use of handheld devices. The team members have first hand experience and sympathy for the problems that people living with sight loss face when trying to keep their independence. Join this free informal drop-in service as many times as you wish. No prior experience of technology is needed. Bring your own phone or tablet or try one of our demonstration iPhones, Android phones, tablets or iPads.


Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 11.00am – 1.00pm. Excludes January and December.


Telford Central Library, Southwater Square Telford Town Centre, TF3 4JG. Free drop-in sessions.

Our training covers

· Use voice commands for phone calls

· Use voice commands to send text messages. We will help you getting used to dictation and with a few tricks ensure that messages can be checked before sending them off

· Listen to incoming messages and emails via talkback function and reply to emails

· Navigate through web pages via audio, browse the internet, consider deals and offers

· Useful apps that help with daily living, e.g. reading out printed text on letters, package contents or cooking instructions

· Apps that help with public transport, e.g. identifying a bus’s destination, advance warning of when a bus is approaching or reaching your destination

Do you have a particular question? Contact us in advance: 07778 956 096

Some feedback from recent attendees:

Thank you to all who assisted me yesterday. It was a useful helpful experience. Everyone made me welcome and had plenty of advice and help on offer. Highly recommend a visit.” Liz

2024 Dates

  • 7th & 21st February
  • 6th & 20th March
  • 3rd & 17th April
  • 1st & 15th May
  • 5th & 19th June
  • 3rd & 17th July
  • 7th & 21st August
  • 4th & 18th September
  • 2nd & 16th October
  • 6th & 20th November

This service is supported by Shropshire Community Foundation and Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust.

Volunteer training has been delivered by the RNIB.

The Rotary Club of Wellington supports this service by providing volunteers.

Shropshire Community Foundation logoEdward Cadbury Charitable Trust logoLogo: Orange wheel. Blue text to the left reads Rotary Wellington

Logo: An open book with orange stars emerging from the pages. Green text underneath reads 'Telford & Wrekin Libraries'

Telford Southwater Library support this service by providing the venue.

Are you interested in large print books or talking books? The library staff are happy to help you set up your phone or tablet to make this accessible.