Churches Together in Louth and District have donated a magnificent £3000 to Lincoln and Lindsey Blind Society for their project to help local blind people learn to use a mobile phone.
For most people a mobile is an everyday essential, but imagine how difficult it is to use if you can’t see. To help solve the problem, Lincoln and Lindsey Blind Society have developed the Connect and Communicate Project. Volunteers visit blind and sight impaired local people to help them learn to use a mobile phone using Synapptic specialist software, an award winning system that is quick to learn and easy-to-use.
(Features include Speech and Voice Control, email, Websites, Alarm Clock, Voice Memos, Camera, CCTV Electronic Magnifier, Reading Machine, GPS,, MP3 Player, Internet Radio, Freeview TV, BBC iPlayer, YouTube, News feeds and much more.)
One local person who has already tried it texted to say “I never thought I’d be able to use a mobile phone. It was awful feeling so left out. I am in the process of losing what little sight I have left and I found the system to be exactly what I need. A new world has opened up to me, it’s so easy to use, now I can speak to and text people all the time and shop on the net. It’s fantastic and I can’t thank you enough. “
Now thanks to Churches Together generosity the project can really take off and reach many more people.
Elena Fraser-Green, Fundraising Manager of the Blind Society, said: “We are extremely grateful to Churches Together in Louth for their magnificent donation. It’s gone a long way to meeting our £8500 target and will make a massive difference to blind people’s lives.”