Leighton, 42, from Maesteg, Wales who learnt with UCanDoIT:
“I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa in 1981. After a rapid deterioration in my eyesight, I am now 42 and registered blind.
After a conversation with a friend who was already on the UCanDoIT course, I thought it could be useful for me to sign up, and it was!
I am so grateful to UCanDoIT. It has given me a link to the world outside my home. It taught me the skills needed to use the computer to keep up with daily news and articles of interest to me. I can keep in touch with friends and family via email, and I can shop from the security and comfort of my front room.
The tutor came to my home which was more relaxing for me because if I had to go elsewhere for the sessions there would have been the barrier before the learning began. I found the tutor to be very patient and geared the lessons to my ability and needs.
As a final note I would strongly recommend anyone considering to do the course to go ahead, as I am sure it will change their lives completely, as it has done mine.”