As part of our expansion into other areas of the UK we now have a dedicated Scottish division registered as a separate charity in Scotland. This is being supported and funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Supporting 21st Century Life.
Sandy Kerr (pictured here with Big Lottery Fund Programmes Manager Alice Cassells) is our co-ordinator for Scotland. Sandy runs PassItOn Computers in Edinburgh with his partner Martha Lester-Cribb who has worked with the University of Stirling researching severe communication difficulties.
UCanDoIT Scotland currently has tutors in Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow and Perth.
Reg. No. SC039535
Learners in Scotland
UCanDoIT Scotland has already started teaching disabled people in Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow and Perth.
Here is what they have to say:
John, 57, has cerebral palsy. He says “Learning computer skills has opened up a whole new world for me.I didn’t realise just how much software is available. Using a trackball mouse and key guard gave me more confidence
I’ve really learned a lot but there’s still so much to learn. I enjoy keeping in touch with everyone and it makes me feel more involved in community activities” John will carry on with his learning with the support from friends and further tuition. He’s now working on his typing skills to help him to write reports for work. He enjoys receiving photos from family and friends via email.
Ewen, “I have been learning how to send and receive emails to and from my family and friends. I can click on hyperlinks in messages and open attachments”
Susan from Perth, has Williams Syndrome. She enjoys using her computer to keep in touch with friends and family. She has made great progress with the use of email and is picking up lots of tips on cooking from the internet.
Susan signed up for the BBC Food weekly newsletter to keep ideas flowing on new recipes. She started a photo project in Windows Movie Maker, learning to drag and drop photos to the storyline and adding transition effects.
Susan says…..” This is a really good course. I’m more confident with emailing. I didn’t realise there was so much to do on the internet. It’s good to know about viruses and be able to check my computer”