A UCanDoIT tutor teaching

About Us

UCanDoIT teaches people with disabilities how to use computers, with a particular focus on Internet and email skills.

We teach learners in their own homes, on their own computers, as we believe that this is the best way to learn. All sessions are done on a one to one basis. Read more »

UCanDoIT learner Jane Rebeiro using her laptop

Learners

We teach disabled learners from all backgrounds, all age groups and specialise in training individuals using specialist software and hardware.

With just over a decade of experience behind us we have taught over 4,000 people how to use a computer. Read more »

UCanDoIT learner Henry receiving a certificate on completion of his lessons

Our Objective

UCanDoIT exists to teach disabled people computer and Internet skills.

We believe that all people living with a disability in the UK can benefit from having a computer and training at home, and we are determined to campaign for this right. Read more »

UCanDoIT tutor Boyko Grigorov teaching during a UCanDoIT tutorial

Tutors

All our tutors are freelance and must be CRB checked. They come from diverse backgrounds and age groups and include some tutors who gained their skills through our course.

Tutors are skilled in teaching specialist technology such as screen readers or adaptive hardware. Read more »

Latest news

UCanDoIT Founder Bids the Charity Goodbye

Photograph of Anthony Wigram

UCanDoIT founder Anthony Wigram gave up the Chair three years ago although he remained on the board and has now taken the decision that the time has come to resign as a trustee. He remains committed to the ongoing work of the charity and will continue to offer support.

He said “I want to thank sincerely all tutors for the magnificent work they have done over the last 16 years. I am of course delighted to have left the charity in such good hands. We all know how passionate and committed Mary Payne (CEO) is and how much she gives to our work. We are also extremely lucky to have Dr Michael Taylor as Chair who is equally passionate and committed and brings a great breadth of knowledge to every aspect of our campaign to bring a new life to the thousands of disabled people who can benefit so much from our help”.

As the Chair of UCanDoIT Dr Taylor stated "It was the vision of Anthony Wigram to improve the quality of life for disabled people through their safe use of the Internet. He dramatically achieved this goal by founding the charity UCanDoIT. We now want to build on his success by ensuring UCanDoIT continues to expand through active collaboration with other charities and social enterprises."

Mary Payne CEO of the charity, herself a former learner and tutor, said “We all owe a debt of gratitude to Anthony Wigram for his conviction that people with disabilities would benefit from one-to-one computer and internet tuition and his determination to make this happen. We look forward to carrying his mission forward.”

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Happy New Year

We would like to wish all our learners, tutors and supporters a Happy New Year for 2015.   Read more»

UCanDoIT on YouTube

Have you visited our YouTube page? There are some great videos on there from learners talking about why learning to use a computer has been so important to them. Visit the UCanDoIT channel here. Read more»

Awards Galore!

We are doubly thrilled to announce that UCanDoIT have won the Tech4Good Awards for Digital Skills and the People's Award.Our thanks go to everyone who voted for us and all those involved in the charity that have made this possible. Read more»

Reaching New Audiences

UCanDoIT are pleased to announce that we will be working in partnership with Viridian Housing on their Digital Inclusion scheme. The scheme will provide free internet training to 300 Viridian residents over the age of 50, in an effort to combat social isolation and follows the successful completion... Read more»

Looking Forward

Happy New Year from all at UCanDoIT. We enter 2014 full of hope  - realising that we have challenges ahead of us and successes behind us. Looking at our Annual Report reminds us of the people we have met, the organisations we have worked with and the things we have achieved - despite the... Read more»

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Since the charity began we have given
52,703
lessons to people with disabilities across the UK. You can read more about what we do here, or read about some of our learners here.