Enable disabled people

Jasmyn House Technology Team in Torbay is #enablingdisabledpeople

Sight loss can happen to anyone at any time: people of all ages and across all communities. There is a strong link between the loss of sight and reduced well-being.

Many visually impaired people find that a lack of access to, and experience of using IT equipment means they struggle to feel part of the community and have limited contact with friends and families. Jasmyn House Technology Team is run by trained volunteers to enable blind and visually impaired people to gain knowledge on computers, iPhones and iPads, all with speech software helping to increase the skills and confidence of partially sighted people living in Torbay. 

"Because of my sight loss I never thought I would be able to use a iPhone, but I am now able to skype, text and call my friends and family. I live alone and this has helped me feel so much closer to my grandsons and become more independent."

Kitsons LLP 

“Our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a key aspect of our operation, from the way we conduct our business to the ways in which we contribute to the Devon community. We try to make participation in CSR fun, informative and rewarding for staff. We have been closely involved with Devon Community Foundation for a number of years and know that it plays a vital role in supporting local causes. Having a fund that assists community groups supporting local people in need fits perfectly with what we hope to achieve with our giving.”

1in30

people live with sight loss

£37,034

invested by DCF in 2015 in groups enabling disabled people

2,137

people with a disability have more confidence
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