Swansea Bay Digital Accessibility
Leonard Cheshire Disability's Discover IT centre in Swansea delivered the Swansea Bay Digital Accessibility Project, from September 2011 – February 2014, which aimed to get more disabled people online.
The project supported disabled people to use digital technology by providing assessments and training. It aimed to break down the barriers faced by disabled people when using digital technology. It also offered a hands-on exploration of some of the assistive technology available today, e.g. magnifiers, screen readers, alternative input devices, and mice/keyboard speech control software.
The project provided specialist training to volunteers in assessments for assistive technology, in addition to Leonard Cheshire's core training for volunteers. This enabled volunteers to support the delivery of the project.
To deliver this project, Swansea Discover IT Centre worked in partnership with:
The Shaw Trust Disability Action Centre
The Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC)
Llan Coed House
In partnership with the Wales eAccessibility Forum, Shaw Trust, RNIB, Learning Disability Wales, Disability Wales, JISC and others, Discover IT Swansea has supported the development of the eAccessibility Wales website. It's an up-to-date resource aimed at organisations and professionals that support disabled people, whatever their disability.