Monthly Archives: January 2010

AbilityNet

AbilityNetWebsite: www.abilitynet.org.uk
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: Freephone 0800 269545  or 01926 312 847
Telephone: 01926 312847 (minicom available)

Fax: 01926 407 425

Social Media: Twitter @AbilityNet and Facebook AbilityNet

AbilityNet exists to change the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education.

AbilityNet has a team of consultants and testers who help businesses, charities and public bodies to design and maintain accessible websites, apps and other digital tools.

Technology can help people with all types of disability and impairment, but everyone has different needs. Our professional assessors carefully identify the mix of technologies and adaptations that enables a disabled person to be more productive at work, at home or in education.

Free Services for Disabled People

AbilityNet has been a leading authority on accessibility and assistive technologies for 20 years and we contnue to provide a range of free services for disabled people, their family and friends, their employers and other people who care for them.

We also have a large network of IT professionals who help charities with their IT needs.

AbilityNet is a Charity, registered in England and Wales, registration number 1067673, and in Scotland registration number SC039866. 

A2A – Access 2 Activities Project

Telford and Wrekin CouncilWebsite: http://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20027/special_educational_needs_and_disability_send/614/activities

Contact: Mark Taylor (Team Leader Access 2 Activities)

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Telephone: 01952 385119
Mobile: 07800 671 828

The Access 2 Activities project works with disabled children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years living within the Borough of Telford & Wrekin. This programme aims to provide fun and leisure opportunities for children and young people who may need a little extra help to take part.

The project runs after school clubs at the 3 special schools in Telford as well as planning and delivering activity programmes throughout all of the school holidays. A2A is run by Telford & Wrekin Council.

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Action for Blind People

Website: www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk
National Freephone Helpline: 0800 915 4666

West Midlands Regional Team (Formerly RNIB regional team):
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 665 4200
Address: 58-72 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN

Action for Blind People (national office):
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 020 7635 4800
Address: 53 Sandgate Street, London SE15 1LE

Social Media: Twitter @actionforblind and Facebook Action for Blind People 

Action for Blind People is an expert national organisation who ensure that blind and partially sighted people receive practical support in all aspects of their lives. One call to Action ensures that visually impaired people receive help with anything from finding a job, applying for benefits, housing issues, aids and adaptations, holiday breaks or information on local services. They also offer advice to people who have a visually impaired friend or family member.

Action for Blind People is part of the RNIB Group: www.rnib.org.uk.

Our Helpline is your direct line to the support, advice and products you need from RNIB and Action for Blind People to remain independent. It’s open from Monday to Friday 8.45 am – 5.30 pm. Email[email protected] Telephone: 0303 123 9999

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A4U Disability Advice Centre

Website: www.a4u.org.uk
Email: [email protected]
Helpline Telephone: 01743 539201 Mon ,Tue, Wed 9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Fax: 01743 341150
Address: A4U, Louise House, Roman Road, Shrewsbury SY3 9JN 

Also at: Meeting Point House, Southwater Square, Telford TF3 4HS

Free, confidential and impartial information, advice and advocacy on all aspects of disability, to people with disabilities, their families and carers as well as health and social care professionals.