Digital Skills Training in Cheshire and North Wales

East Cheshire Eye Society | Digital Inclusion Service

Vision Support is currently working in partnership with East Cheshire Eye Society to provide digital skills support in East Cheshire. The following digital skills services are currently available:

Individual support (virtual) – Whether you are thinking purchasing a digital device and want to know more about what would be the most accessible option for you, or you are looking for training on how to use a device that you already own, we can help. We offer telephone support and training by appointment, ideal for anyone who already has a basic knowledge of technology.

Individual support (in person) – We are pleased to announce that we have now resumed our 1:1 training sessions at the East Cheshire Eye Society Resource Centre in Macclesfield. These sessions will take place two days per month and are ideal for anyone who is brand new to technology, such as anyone wishing for a demonstration of accessible devices. Sessions are by appointment only, so please do get in touch with us to book a slot.

Digital Skills Training Group – This group runs twice per month on a Friday at 11am; see below for upcoming dates. Each session focuses on a different topic, such as “using magnification settings” or “the basics of voice assistants”. Members of the group have opportunities to ask questions as well as sharing what has worked for them personally.

For more information on the Macclesfield groups please contact the East Cheshire Eye Society on 01625 422602 or email

Macclesfield Virtual Group

11.00am-12.00pm – Two Fridays a month

Friday 14th January – Re-visiting voice assistants: Getting the most from your Smart Hub (Amazon Echo “Alexa” &c)

Friday 28th January – An introduction to communication apps: WhatsApp, Facetime and more.

Friday 11th February – What can my device do for me?: The differing advantages of tablets, smart speakers and computers.

Friday 25th February – Interactive session: Your questions, recent challenges, and successes with technology.

Friday 11th March – Synapptic versus VoiceOver: revisiting screen readers.

Friday 25th March – Entertainment and media: The best places to access audiobooks, TV, music and podcasts on your device.

Macclesfield In Person Group

10.00am-05.00pm Two Tuesdays a month by appointment only

Please call East Cheshire Eye Society for availability on 01625 422602 the next available dates are as follows:

April 5th, April 19th, May 3rd, May 17th, May 31st, June 14th, June 28th, July 12th, July 26th