Hello from all the team at TripleTapTech. We are wishing everyone a great October. The team at TripleTapTech are continuing to provide our remote services below. Last month we were very happy to re-open the Scottish Accessible Tech Centre, our office in Glasgow. We are now pleased to re-introduce our Home Visit Service. It is especially important to remember that we are here for you and if you need some advice or someone to help fix any issues you might be having with your device or even just to talk to, we are just at the end of the phone. If you would like us to set up a group or tech session in your local community, get in touch and we will try to arrange this.
The Scottish Accessible Tech Centre
You can contact Fraser to book in for free expert support in sight loss and technology. You can come into the centre and try out new devices, we can help you get the most out of your devices, we can fix most equipment that is not working properly, and we are always up for a chat with Tea, Coffee and Cakes. To get your free session contact us at Info@TripleTapTech.org or call 07805353149.
Home Visit Service.
We are very happy to re-introduce our home visit service. One of our tech experts can come out to your house and provide advice and support with sight loss and technology. We can bring out different types of equipment for you to try and we can help set up and fix any devices that are not working properly. For this service there is a £30 charge to help fund this service.
Scottish Charity Awards .
We were very proud to of made it through to the finals of the Scottish Charity Awards for Community Action. The Award ceremony was on Friday the 1st of October and was a very enjoyable experience and the amount of amazing work being done with all the finalists was amazing. Unfortunately, we did not win this award but we are still very proud to of made it into the finals.
We have set up a Helpline that anyone can call to chat to one of our tech experts. This number can be called during normal working hours. You can also call this number to arrange a training session. See below.
Over the phone training or video meeting training.
You can call the number above to arrange a one-on-one training session with one of our tech experts. With this we will book you in for a 30-minute session, here you can find out about what tech might be suitable for you, get training on tech that you are already using and even just have a nice chat. We are even able to help fix any equipment that might not be working properly. These sessions can be repeated as often as needed. We can provide these sessions over the phone or by video meeting such as Zoom, MS teams, FaceTime, Google Meets or Skype. These sessions are free to anyone with a visual impairment.
Our TripleTapChats run on the Zoom Platform. We will be hosting them on Wednesday the 13th and 27th of October 2021 from 13:00 until 15:00. This is a general chat and a good way to get help and advice from others with a visual impairment. To participate in this chat email Fraser at Info@TripleTapTech.org and he will send you an invitation a few days before the meeting.
We have created guides to help you get use Zoom for these guides.
The Gardening Chat
We have set up a new Group Chat for people with a visual impairment who are interested in gardening. This group will be on the 7th of October 2021 then on the 4th of November at 13:00 on Zoom. Here you will be able to talk about your amazing garden and what you have done to make it accessible for your visual impairment. To join email Fraser at Info@TripleTapTech.org to get you invitation. You can also Email us photos of your Garden and Plants to Share with the group.
We host a monthly Tech Talk on Zoom covering different areas and devices from assistive to everyday technology. This is a great way to find out about different devices and tech. This month it will be on Wednesday the 20th of October 2021 from 13:00 and should last no more than an hour. This month Fraser and Graham will be diving into the world of Accessible Gaming for people with little or no vision. We will also be holding a Q & A at the end of the talk to answer all your tech questions. To participate in this Tech Talk email Fraser at Info@TripleTapTech.org and he will send you an invitation a few days before the meeting.
You can also listen to our previous talks on our website page below.
TripleTapTech Drop In
On Thursday the 21st of October 2021 from 12:00 until 15:00 we will be hosting out Thursday Drop In on Zoom. Here you will be able to talk to one of our tech experts and get advice and support with any tech or sight loss issues and have your questions answered by them. To Join you just need to click the open link on our website to access the Drop In Lobby and from here one of our tech experts will start a chat meeting with you. The open link for this can be found on our website below.
We have created the Accessible Gaming section of our website in which we are continually developing and adding to a fantastic resource for Accessible Gaming. Here you will be able to find out about the accessibility built into different gaming devices and how to make many different games accessible for people with low and no vision. We are also looking for the visually impaired community to add and create content for this fantastic resource, this could be reviewing games they have played or how they have made a system of device more accessible.
Accessible Gaming Groups.
We have set up an Accessible Gaming Group with the Forth Valley Sensory Centre. Theis is run on a Friday night from 19:30 until 21:00 in the Forth Valley Sensory Centre.
We are looking to set up more groups. If you are interested in us setting up one in your area contact Fraser at Info@TripleTapTech.org
Accessible Gaming site:
We have also created the BlindNinja1704 gamer tag across these systems so you can join in playing with us.
Twitch Stream link:
You can catch up on the previous Visually Impaired Gaming Stream and other videos on Visually Impaired Gaming on the BlindNinja1704 YouTube Channel below.
We are constantly adding new content to our website at www.TripleTapTech.org. Our website is a great resource to find out about new tech and get guides on how to use these different devices. We have information about our services and how to contact us. Go check this out on the address below.
We have highly active social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter. You can find us on these by searching for TripleTapTech. Please help support us by liking and following these feeds.
Fix Up Tech
We are launching a new service where you can donate your old equipment to us. This could be an old phone that is hidden at the bottom of a drawer or a e magnifier that is just gathering dust. We will then fix up the device and for a small donation to TripleTapTech we will pass it on to someone who might benefit from it. If interested in this, then email Fraser at Info@TripleTapTech.org
Free Tandem Cycling sessions now available throughout the West of Scotland
Cycling UK have recently launched In Tandem, an exciting new pilot project that aims to give vision impaired people more opportunities to experience the joys and benefits of cycling.
Cycling is a fantastic way to keep fit and meet new people and doing so with a visual impairment is entirely possible, all that’s needed is a tandem bike and a sighted person to ride in front.
To help develop new activities Cycling UK would like to offer free tandem try out sessions across the West of Scotland to both Vision Impaired and sighted people. Training can be delivered locally during the week or at weekends and we’d like to encourage all curious people, of all experience levels to get in touch.
If you, or someone you know, would be interested in joining a session or would like to know more about the project then please get in touch with Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org
TripleTapTech are setting up taster sessions and groups with Cycling UK and if you would be interested contact Fraser at Info@TripleTapTech.org
We can be contacted through our website or helpline number above.
We hope you have a fantastic day and we look forward to hearing from you.
If you need any further assistance or are unsure about anything, please contact
TripleTapTech, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP,
0141 353 1567
We are a small charity that rely solely on donations to continue to run our services. If you are able please make a donation.