AbilityNet and RNIB Tech Volunteers Day

There are often barriers to using technology for older or disabled people. But with just a bit of advice and time, technology, and the world, can become more accessible.

Every week, AbilityNet and RNIB send skilled and talented volunteers out in to the community to advise and support disabled or older people to get better use of technology. Read about some of our amazing volunteers here. 

Of course, technology is changing all the time, so we are keen to make sure our volunteers stay up-to-date and can offer the best possible service.


This Friday (14 June), AbilityNet and RNIB will be hosting another Tech Volunteer event, in London, with corresponding events around the country. One hundred volunteers will meet industry experts from the likes of Microsoft, Dolphin Interface and the AV1 robot. There will be demos of the latest technology, software and accessibility features.

The marketplace at the event will also host some of the UK biggest charities, including Action on Hearing Loss, Blind Veterans, Age UK and the Stroke Association.

Celebrating volunteers

We will be taking time on the day to celebrate the amazing contribution our volunteers make. There is also chance for a small number of new potential volunteers to come to the event. Please email enquiries@abilitynet.org.uk if you are interested.

Event information

The event will be at the state-of-the-art IBM client centre on the South bank in London but will be live streamed to corresponding events in Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff.

Edinburgh location:

12-14 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, EH7 5EA.

Belfast location:

Victoria House, 15 - 17 Gloucester St, Belfast BT1 4LS

Cardiff location:

Womanby St, Cardiff CF10 1BR

Booking your place

If you are a volunteer for RNIB or AbilityNet and haven’t already booked your place, please email tfl.mailbox@rnib.org.uk or please call AbilityNet on 0800 269 545 or email volunteers@abilitynet.org.uk

If you want to know more about our volunteering service, click here. 

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