Regional Accessibility Champions
Accessibility Champions are organisations in your region that have expertise and equipment to help make computers more accessible for everyone, disabled and non-disabled people alike. As a member of a voluntary or community sector organisation it is free for you and your organisation to benefit from the knowledge and skills of your Accessibility Champion. Each region within England has an appointed Accessibility Champion that is funded by Change-up through the ICT Hub.
What can Accessibility Champions do for your organisation?
The Accessibility Champions will be working within your region providing free ICT accessibility help and support services.
· Accessibility Champions will primarily be the first point of contact for any issues regarding accessibility of ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
· They will be actively promoting the importance of accessibility in many ways including hosting free events in your region
· They will distribute free ICT Hub produced accessibility resources to organisations within the region
· They have access to a large range of specialised ICT kit that can help people with a variety of disabilities ranging from slight discomfort whilst using a mouse to people with dyslexia to people with severe visual impairments.
· They can demonstrate and advise individuals on available ICT equipment, for example suggesting a keyboard that reduces the risk of repetitive strain injury (RSI).
Please feel free to contact your accessibility champion using the details below to see how they can help your organisation directly.
Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation
St Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Manchester M12 6FZ
Telephone 0161 277 1000
Mobile 07976 879 337
Fax 0161 273 8296
Web site www.gmcvo.org.uk
Registered Charity No. 504542