VISUAL IMPAIRMENT SCOTLAND HOME

(last updated 11/09/2021)

For all of our customers and friends in these difficult times with covid 19 social distancing restrictions we are still in business and can help you with setting up home working and remote meetings, or the online delivery of tuition / training / workshop activities.

The broken download links caused by an 'upgrade' imposed by Google have now been fixed.


I can provide a range of services in both archaeology and computing where I specalise in helping the 'not for profit sector' and people with visual impairments or other disabilities. If you want more information on a topic choose a link in the list of pages on the right, or at the bottom of this page. Do not forget to check out the download pages in the training and visual impairment sections. For smaller Scottish charities I can also prepare and examine receipts and payments accounts for submission to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

Associate member of the British Assistive Technology Association

Founder member of the Accessible Technology Coalition

Disclosure Scotland cleared for working with children and vulnerable adults.

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Moderator of the Techsoup Public Computing, ICT4D, and Tech4Good community forum

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Winner of the opensource.com 2019 Emerging Contributor Award

Contact me by email visimpscot@live.co.uk . My linkedin.com page is at http://www.linkedin.com/in/petercheer

News / Current Projects..

  • NEWS

    • At Visimpscot we have always been enthusiastic supporters of open educational resources (OER) that people can reuse, reuse, remix, redistribute and are pleased to have contributed our first OER to the OpenLearn Create platform, a guide to instructors running workshops to introduce the NVDA screen reader, you can view it here.

    • We are pleased to have worked with BoM in Birmingham on The Sama Festival which was streamed in May and is now available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWHIMjItcV0.

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    • Go to the Publication Services page to read about our publishing venture Point Size Press and download a copy of our first title The Temporary Autonomous Zone by Hakim Bey. Point Size Press is also now publishing games that are available on https://itch.io/ the first title 'The Spirit of Ballarat' is a Marie Celeste style mystery on an abandoned airship.

  • Microsoft no longer sell the popular Small Business Server, which annoyed a lot of people. If you need an alternative to SBS look at SME Server or Zyental these Linux servers are designed with small scale set ups in mind, at Visimpscot we have experience of setting up and using both of them, look at the Small Computer Networks section..

  • DOWNLOADSI There are three download pages. On the Visual Impairment section there are various resources including a guide to basic digital skills with the NVDA screen reader and keyboard access guides for Open Office Calc and Writer, MS Excel and MS Word.On the Training section there is a Java Script quiz maker and a modified set of style sheets for Exe-learning that include support for the Power Geez Amharic font. Go to the Small Computer Networks section for a Zentyal 3 feature list and an 'Introduction to Networking With Zentyal 3'. In the Digital Literacy Section there are four posters designed for training rooms, libraries and other public computing facilities catering for patrons with sight problems.

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