The Technology Exchange Club is an informal gathering of people living with varying degrees of sight loss who wish to improve their daily lives through assistive technology.
Essentially, members share their experience of how they found solutions to problems accessing technology and ask for support with any technological difficulties that may arise.
The focus is mainly on assistive technology such as the Talks and VoiceOver screen readers on Android and iOS devices respectively, and JAWS, NVDA, Narrator and VoiceOver on Windows and Mac computers.
Other discussions take place around topics like visits to art exhibitions, info about libraries, social events taking place and the general exchange of information useful to blind and visually impaired people.
Many people who cannot physically come to the club regularly join in using WhatsApp, Facetime or landline.
Every Monday 11am – 1pm Fighting Blindness, 3rd Floor, 7 Ely Place, Dublin 2
Every Saturday (except on bank holiday weekends or on the second Saturday of the month) 11am – 12.30pm Cork City Library, Grand Parade, Cork City
If you would like more information about the Technology Exchange Club please contact Fighting Blindness on 01 674 6496 or .
Assistive Technology service is available regionally and provided to all age groups and all categories of service user. As part of this service we offer information, demonstration, assessment and training in assistive technology across the Lifecycle.
NCBI additionally offers workplace assessments and IT support for employees and employers.
For more information on Assistive Technology supports, please contact NCBI on (01) 830 7033.