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UCanDoIT is a charity that teaches IT skills to people with disabilities on a one to one basis in their own homes.

“You Don’t Look Blind”…

“You don’t look blind” is something I still hear from people far too often. Lots of people all over the world still believe this misconception that to be visually impaired you tend to look a certain way. They associate a … Continue reading

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Digitally Excluded by Default?

This is my first blog for UCanDoIT since I joined late last year as CEO. My name is Samantha Barber. Let me start by saying that I am new to assistive technology, although I’ve worked in the voluntary sector for … Continue reading

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UCanDoIT Celebrates Learner Achievements

UCanDoIT celebrated the work of learners and tutors at an award ceremony held at the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists headquarters on 21 March. One of the highlights was the presentation of the Anthony Wigram Achievement Award designed to celebrate … Continue reading

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Lessons Lead to Improved Lifestyle

Alex from Lanarkshire is 70 years old and has been disabled for 12 years. He is quadriplegic and uses a power chair he operates with his chin. “For years we have tried to get a way to keep me occupied when … Continue reading

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UCanDoIT Course Leads to Further Learning

Sheila is visually and hearing impaired and has had osteoporosis and brittle bone disease for several years. Sheila used to work as a Health & Safety Executive. Following an accident at work in 2009, she was badly injured and has been … Continue reading

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Never Too Old To Learn

Gertrude was born in 1915 in South Africa. She left school too early and received no education whatsoever. She moved to England in 1961, aged 50, with 3 children and 2 dogs. Life without proper education and profession had been … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Story

I lost my sight suddenly three years ago and it was a huge adjustment to make. I was unsure what I would be capable of doing in future, but whilst I was recovering in hospital I listened to lots of … Continue reading

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