Introduction

Introduction

Organisation Name
ITCanHelp
Description

ITCanHelp is a free UK service run by IT volunteers who will visit disabled people in their homes to help with computer set up of hardware or software, fixing issues and errors and generally helping out. It is a program of the charity AbilityNet.

Also needs volunteers, if you are good with computers and disabled people.

Examples of people helped:
A disabled man with a new computer needed help to get started with MS Word and the Internet.
Microsoft Accessibility features were installed and adjusted for a visually impaired person.
Reinstalling software to solve problems with a blind woman's scanner.
Set up a new computer and connected the person to the Internet.
Helped a blind person to use MS Windows.
Replaced a CD ROM Drive.

The network cannot fund the supply of hardware or software from its own resources, but can give sources to which clients can apply for financial help.
Leaflets available.

Organisation Type
Registered Charity
Alternative names
AbilityNet
This organisation provides support around
Socialising / Out and About Living, Learning, Working Support Around the Home / Home Help
This organisation provides support for
Disabled People Wheelchair Users Learning Difficulties Hearing Impaired Visually Impaired
Regions
National
Areas Served (Further Details)
National
Is there a cost for these services?
No
Cost information

No charges but donations to reimburse volunteers' travel expenses and ongoing training are always welcome.

How can people access this service?
Telephone
Out of hours answer machine

Primary Organisation Details

Primary Address Details

Address 1
ITCanHelp
Address 2
AbilityNet c/o WCIT
Address 3
39a Bartholomew Close
Town
London
Postcode
EC1A 7JN

Organisation Contact Methods

Telephone

Venue Address Details

Contact Details

Contact Name
Josie Ray
Job title / Position
Volunteering Administrator

Venue Contact Methods

Telephone

Services

Service Descriptions

Services Available to People at Home

Volunteer help with computers for disabled people in their homes.

Keywords

disability computer help assistive technology accessibility

Helpline

Helpline service?

Helpline Details

Name
AbilityNet Advice and Information
Description

Our Advice and Information helpline can give advice about computing and disability to anyone who has a query for themselves or for someone they know. We can help with assistive technology, adapting computers for an individuals needs, in-built accessibility features and software and hardware you can buy. We also provide free factsheets on a number of subjects and free online self-assessment tools.

Telephone number
Freephone number?
Will calls I make to this helpline show on my bill?
N/A

Accessibility

General Accessibility

Services that increase accessibility

We can help anyone with a any disability.

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