"I am an Iranian and came to the UK in 1983, and qualified as a Nursery Nurse working with children with special needs until my sight started to deteriorate. I had lots of paperwork to deal with and this was causing problems, I was struggling to cope with my sight diminishing, and although I loved my job I had to leave with great regret.
Bev, 45, from Bromley who learnt with UCanDoIT:
“When I left school I studied hairdressing but didn't enjoy it. Went into Social care for 5 years, then fell pregnant and became a Mum. I now have 2 children aged 22 and 15. I am studying and hopefully will be able to get employment now I am computer literate!
Marianne, aged 63, who learnt with UCanDoIT:
“I did not know how to use a computer and Jaws (screen reading) software before I started on the UCanDoIT course. I must admit, I was quite nervous at first, thinking it would be too overwhelming to learn. But once I got started, I was hooked and could not wait to learn more!
Cynthia from Lewisham who has Sickle Cell Anemia:
“When I first started the UCanDoIT course I only knew the basics of a computer and how to use the Internet. I have learnt so many different skills since; I also managed to complete a beautician’s course while doing the UCanDoIT course. This was not easy juggling 2 courses and also raising my 20 month old daughter at the same time.
Haroon, 30, who lives in the West Midlands says “I was registered blind from birth and attended QAC which is a college for blind people but I didn’t learn much about computers.
I have enrolled in a new course which I’ll start in September since it’s computer related I can utilise the skills that I have learned through my tutor on this course.