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Vision Technology and Training Shropshire (VTTS)


VTTS offers advice, support and assessments throughout the Shropshire Council area on all aspects of visual impairment to help people regain their independence through the use of technology.

VTTS supports all people with a visual impairment. Anyone can contact them if they feel that they or someone they know would benefit from the service. Alternatively, Social Care, Health Service Professionals or Educational Establishments can also refer people.  

Vision Technology and Training Shropshire have an IT Suite with computers adapted for those with sight loss. These adaptations range from alternative colour schemes, to specialist software that guides you using speech, enabling you to write letters or e-mails, browse the internet, scan and read your post, or listen to audible books.

They run training sessions lasting two hours on a weekly basis at a nominal cost. No experience is necessary as courses will be tailored to the individual and will take place at Helena Lane Centre. If there is sufficient interest, courses could be run at different locations.

Low vision equipment includes:

  • Desk and portable electronic magnifiers
  • Computers, tablets and mobile phones with easy to use menus
  • Screen reading and magnification software
  • Voice activated software
  • Large keyboards and monitor
  • ReadEasy scanners

There is an opportunity to use technology to communicate through email and internet or learn to switch on a computer and just get typing. VTTS also provides bespoke training courses.

They can provide information on Services and Charities, both local and national, and the service they offer to support people with sight loss.

Appointments can be booked for an assessment at the ICT Suite at Helena Lane, but if you are unable to travel, home visits can be arranged. Please note that the waiting time for a home visit is longer, and the range of equipment they can transport to you is more limited.

They provide a confidential transcription service into accessible formats - large print, Braille and audio CDs, for the Council and other organisations.

VTTS is a leading partner of See and Hear Shropshire which hosts an annual exhibition showcasing equipment for people with sight and / or hearing loss in Shrewsbury. The next See and Hear Shropshire event is on 15 May 2019.  Please visit the See and Hear webpage to stay updated as the date draws closer.

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Shropshire Council
Helena Lane
20 Hamlet Road
View SY8 2NP on a map | Get directions to SY8 2NP
Pauline Rose (VTTS Manager)
01743 257746

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