We provide a technology service to empower people affected by sight loss. If you need help with tablets, smartphones, computers or other specialist software, our friendly team can help.
Do you need help with Technology? Our ‘Talking Tech’ service can help with drop-ins that take place on zoom and in person via outreach tech drop-ins across Lancashire and Sefton. We can help you get to grips with the latest technology and we cater for people at all skill levels. There is no charge for this service which can also be provided over the telephone and via social media using Facebook and YouTube. You do not need to be registered blind or partially sighted to access this service. To find out more please get in touch by calling us on 01772 744148.
With social isolation becoming a bigger issue for the wider community following the coronavirus emergency, we know how valuable keeping in touch with the outside world is. We have been working hard to find innovative ways of supporting blind and partially sighted people and have developed the Galloway's Alexa skill, providing a vital tool in ensuring you keep informed and connected. The skill is easily accessible to anyone with an Alexa or an Alexa enabled device. All you need to do is say, ‘Alexa, enable Galloway’s support through sight loss.’ Then you have the skill. When you want to use it, you say. ‘Alexa, open Galloway’s support through sight loss.” It really is that simple! Please see the helpful video below which describes this process.
Galloway's has become an official partner with 'Be My Eyes' a mobile app that aims to help blind and visually impaired people to recognise objects and cope with everyday situations. An online community of sighted volunteers receive photos or videos from randomly assigned affected individuals and assist via live chat. The app is currently available for Android and iOS.
Hi I'm Andrew the Digital Services Manager at Galloway's. If you need help or have a question about technology drop me a line below and I'll get right back to you!