Using Technology to inspire opportunities and independence

Only 1 in 4 people living with low vision and blindness currently work. Cam Sight’s Technology Service upskills people, allowing access to opportunities in the work place and education.

When Dr Olivia Norfolk, Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University lost her sight in 2018 and was registered as blind, she thought it meant the end of her career.

Olivia says “When I was first registered as blind I thought, how could I continue to live, let alone work, if I could not read, use my phone or check my emails? Luckily for me, I was put in touch with Jerry Gilbert, Technology Lead at Cam Sight who opened my mind to a world of technological solutions that I had not known existed.” Read Olivia’s full story here.

                                                                                                                                                                                 

Reconnect Appeal

It costs Cam Sight £46,000 to run our Technology Service and Information Hub each year. We hope to raise £11,500 towards the running cost of these services through our Reconnect Appeal. 

Please Donate today to help people living with sightloss reconnect.

Your donation will support our:
• Technology Training
• Try Before You Buy scheme
• Inspiring Podcasts
• Information Hub

Jerry Gilbert, Cam Sight's Technology Trainer works to support people to access the technology that works for them. If you would like technology training or support please email Jerry or phone 01223 420033

Jerry wearing a pair of OrCam glasses

Photo: Jerry wearing a pair of OrCam glasses - a wearable smart device that reads text and recognises faces.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Using Technology to reduce social isolation

40% of people living with low vision and blindness in Cambridgeshire feel moderately or completely cut off.

Recent restrictions have exacerbated these problems increasing people’s social isolation. We know technology can help people overcome these challenges and our reconnect campaign will provide the support they need to allow them to use technology to keep in touch with friends, family and the wider community. Please support our Reconnect Appeal. Thank you.