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Thomas Pocklington Trust calls for Two New Trustees!

Thomas Pocklington Trust is recruiting Two New Trustees!

A message from Thomas Pocklington Trust’s Chair of Trustees!

Our board of trustees provides governance and leadership. We work as a team to look after everything the charity does including its finances. TPT is looking to recruit two new trustees with experience in specific areas.

Becoming a trustee, whether for TPT or another charity, is a great way to share your skills, experience and time with an organisation that is making a real difference to people’s lives. It’s also an opportunity to develop your leadership skills and create new connections.

Mervyn Williamson

Thomas Pocklington Trust calls for Two New Trustees!

TPT is looking to recruit two exceptional people to join our current trustee board of eight members in giving strategic direction to this important work. Ideally, we’re looking for people with experience in some of the following areas:

  • Property and estate management
  • Finance and accounting
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Human resources
  • Technology (including assistive technology and social media)

Learn more about becoming a trustee with TPT

To apply, please email the most recent version of your CV to deborah.brown@pocklington-trust.org.uk.  The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 4 December.

 In this video Mervyn Williamson, Chairman of Thomas Pocklington Trust outlines the charity’s mission, purpose and strategy.

 

  • Our mission is to support blind and partially sighted people of all ages to live the life they want to lead.
  • Our values define everything we do:
  • Making a difference: The lives of blind and partially sighted people are better because of what we do.
  • Working in partnership: We work collaboratively together and with all our partners and stakeholders.
  • Respect: We treat people the way we would like to be treated.
  • Quality: We set clear goals and high standards and work efficiently and effectively to achieve them.
  • Participation: We place the participation of blind and partially sighted people at the heart of everything we do.

 

 

Creating and delivering presentations using JAWS

Creating and delivering presentations using JAWS with Darren Paskell from TPT!

Creating and delivering presentations using JAWS

In this video, Darren Paskell, Thomas Pocklington Trust Technology Information Champion, demonstrates how he creates and delivers presentations using screen reading software JAWS.

Accessible technology in the workplace has come a long way over the last few years allowing blind and partially sighted employees to perform roles as well as their fully sighted counterparts.

In this, the second of five videos for TPT’s campaign #BlindAndAble, our own Technology Information Champion, Darren Paskell demonstrates how he creates and delivers presentations using screen reading software JAWS.

This series of videos is part of Blindness Awareness Month 2020.

Thanks to Nathan Churchill of Higher Aspect Media who filmed and produced these videos. For more information and examples of Nathan’s work please visit https://higheraspectmedia.com

 

 

Creating and delivering presentations using JAWS

Creating and delivering presentations using JAWS with Darren Paskell from TPT!

Creating and delivering presentations using JAWS

In this video, Darren Paskell, Thomas Pocklington Trust Technology Information Champion, demonstrates how he creates and delivers presentations using screen reading software JAWS.

Accessible technology in the workplace has come a long way over the last few years allowing blind and partially sighted employees to perform roles as well as their fully sighted counterparts.

In this, the second of five videos for TPT’s campaign #BlindAndAble, our own Technology Information Champion, Darren Paskell demonstrates how he creates and delivers presentations using screen reading software JAWS.

This series of videos is part of Blindness Awareness Month 2020.

Thanks to Nathan Churchill of Higher Aspect Media who filmed and produced these videos. For more information and examples of Nathan’s work please visit https://higheraspectmedia.com

 

 

Smart Home Tech Independence!

Smart Home Tech Independence

TECHNOLOGY

Smart Home Technology increases access and independence for blind and partially sighted people

Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy, looks at how smart home technology can be life-changing for blind and partially sighted people

As the world becomes increasingly digital, it brings welcome channels of communication and independence for people with visual impairments. The latest development is Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) – better known as smart home technology, which uses internet-connected devices to interact remotely with your electric appliances and systems, at home or away. Smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and other personal electronics can be used. Continue reading Smart Home Tech Independence!