Hello and welcome to the October newsletter. We have a lot of amazing services running this month and some fantastic groups too, that everyone is welcome to join. Remember we are also looking to set up new groups across Scotland. These could be Accessible Gaming, General Tech, or just a local Chat Group for People with A Visual Impairment. If you would like us to set up one in your area, email us at info@TripleTapTech.org .
We are looking for people that are interested in all types of technology to become volunteers for our services this could be running a group in your area or helping to train someone in using assistive devices or software. For more information or to put you name forward email us at info@TripleTapTech.org.
As with all small charities we rely on you help and support to keep our services running. This could be as simple as spreading the word about us and liking and sharing our social media feeds. You can also help by making a donation through our website or we are now able to accept card payments in person or over the phone. Email us at Info@TripleTapTech.org to find out more or make a donation.
The Scottish Accessible Tech Centre
You can contact us 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.
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. We have had to introduce a fee for this service starting at £20 per visit but will vary according to location and transport. This is to help keep this amazing service running and it covers the minimum costs involved.
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. 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.
Next on the Friday the 21st of October 2022 from13:00 until 15:00.
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 Friday the 21st of September 2022 at 11:00 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.
The Tech Drop In.
On Tuesday the 18th of September 2022 from 13:00 until 15:00. We will be holding The Tech Drop In. Here you can come into the Scottish Accessible Tech Centre at The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street Glasgow and get help with any tech that you are using. Please email us at Info@TripleTapTech.org to reserve your place for a visit. You can also remotely join us on Zoom at this time for our experts to answer any questions you might have. The Zoom link 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.
Falkirk Accessible Gaming Group.
Join us at the Forth Valley Sensory Centre for the Accessible Games Club. Here you can get information from our tech experts and visually impaired gamers on how to get the most out of your games. You will also meet other similar gamers with whom you can game with. We will have different devices at each session and clearly explain how these devices are accessible. To take part email Fraser at Info@TripleTapTech.org.
Glasgow Accessible Gaming Group.
Join us in the Scottish Accessible Tech Centre at The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JP for this gaming group. Here you will be able to play on a great range of consoles and other devices, we will be holding multiplayer competitions on different games and our tech experts will be on hand to offer any advice. This group is for anyone who is interested in visually impaired gaming. To Join email Fraser at Info@TripleTapTech.org.
Next on Saturday the 5th of November 2022 from 13:00 until 15:00.
Accessible Gaming site:
We have also created the BlindNinja1704 gamer tag across these systems so you can join in playing with us.
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
If you have any old devices or tech that you do not use or need then you can donate them 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
We currently have a few devices for sale.
# Laptops running windows 10 with NVDA installed.
# Large Desktop CCTV Magnification systems.
# Daisy Desktop Audio Book Players.
# Bluetooth Speakers
If you are interested in getting these email us 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,
0780 5353 149
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.