So what is Modern-Eyes Training Services all about?
We think that people with visual impairments (VIPs) don't always get the support and training they need, especially with computers.
Why is that? People don't always understand the need for support. We are often asked "What use is a computer to someone who can't see?"
Or people assume that you automatically know how to use adaptive software when you lose your sight, the same way that they assume that you automatically know how to use a long cane or read Braille. There are a lot of misconceptions and a general lack of understanding that prevent VIPs from getting the services they need and deserve.
We aim to do better.
We are a small company, but we offer a friendly and professional service. We are qualified adult education tutors, with multi-year experience of working with visually impaired adults, both individuals and groups. We specialise in working with VIPs, it's not a sideline.
We work mainly with Dolphin software; Supernova, Hal, Lunar and Lunar Plus, Cicero, Smart Hal, Converter etc. We are Dolphin accredited trainers.
We understand disability; one of our tutors is registered blind, and another is a wheelchair user. Their experiences give us a unique perspective and a real insight into the problems faced.
We offer a range of workbooks designed to help you develop your computer skills. They are written with instructions for the keyboard, not the mouse! All of our workbooks are available in a variety of formats, including standard, large and extra large print, Braille and standard audio CD or Talking Book format.
We can also offer Information, Advice and Guidance about learning and work, again from a fully qualified specialist.
In addition we offer advice and training to businesses and colleges, training staff and fellow tutors.
Modern-Eyes Training Services is a non-profit company.