Family Fund iPad support

Did you know that your device has lots of great accessibility features to support you and your child?

Family Fund can help you to access useful features to support a variety of needs, such as visual impairments or motor co-ordination difficulties.

Have a look at some of the support we can provide below.

Group workshops

Have you received a grant from Family Fund?

You can join one of our Family Fund make it work for you workshops and learn how to make your iPad accessible for your child’s additional support needs. 

We can offer group workshops to anyone who has received a grant of any kind from Family Fund. You will need an iPad and a smartphone to access a virtual workshop.

Come and join the Family Fund team and one of our trainers to find out:

  • How to make text larger, so it’s easier to read
  • How to set up Siri so your iPad will talk to you
  • How to set up other spoken content features, like dictation (so your iPad will write for you)
  • Q&A with our experienced trainer

Our workshops take place on Zoom, so you can join in from the comfort of your own home.

Find the next make it work for you workshop here.  Or click the button below to find out more.

If you run an existing parent / carer group and would like us to run a workshop tailored for your group’s needs, get in touch to find out more. You can email us at [email protected] or give us a call on 01904 550066.

One-to-one workshops

If you are unable to attend a group workshop or if you own an Android device (a device not made by Apple), we may be able to offer individual workshops.

Contact our team to discuss booking an individual make it work for you workshop.

Email the team at [email protected] or call us on 01904 550066 to find out more.

 

Learn more about iPad accessibility from our Family Fund videos

An iPad can be an essential tool for a child with a disability or a child who has additional support needs.

We have created step-by-step videos on how you can make your device work better for your childs needs.

   

   

Where else to get help with making a device accessible for your child

If you have already attended one of our free workshops on making your child’s device work for them and you still want a little more information, have a look at the resources below:

AbilityNet

  • AbilityNet supports anyone living with any disability or impairment to use technology to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education.

  • The My Computer My Way service offer a step-by-step guide on how to make adjustments to your computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone, to make it easier to use. Guides are available to support people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive disabilities.

  • AbilityNet also provide free resources from factsheets, blogs, webinars and videos about the many ways that technology can help people with disabilities.

  • Contact the free AbilityNet helpline for support with digital accessibility on 0800 048 7642.

RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People)

  • RNIB believe in the power of technology to assist people with sight loss to be independent, access information, grasp opportunities and to be creative​.

  • Visit the RNIB technology resource hub to find the latest technology facts, tips and guides designed for people with sight loss.

Online centres network

  • Many libraries and community centres offer face-to-face help and advice with digital skills.

  • Good Things Foundation have collaborated with local community organisation to make up the Online Centres Network.

  • Find out about your local online centre here.

More from Family Fund digital skills

Now you know how to make your iPad or tablet accessible for your child’s needs, have a look at our staying safe online workshops and take the next step in your digital journey. Or, have a look at the other support Family Fund can offer you below.

  

  

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