There is an information line which you can use for advice about computers and disability. If we don’t know the answer we usually know someone who does. It’s a free service for disabled and elderly and the families, friends and carers who support them. Free helpline: 0800 269 545
There is also a library of free factsheets with information. See here.
ITCanHelp Home Visit Service offers free computer assistance to disabled people in their own homes. You may have a problem with viruses, need some help installing broadband, or be confused about updates or error messages.
Home visits can help you with
- diagnosing and helping with computer related problems
- help with internet,
- email and accessibility settings
The home visits are made by trained volunteers who all have relevant IT skills. They are able to help with computer systems, laptops, tablets and even some smartphones.
They can’t provide free hardware or software and they will try to help you get the most from your computer.
Intended Client Groups:
- Older People
This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Provider's Name: Ability Net
AbilityNet exists to change the lives of disabled and elderly by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education