Become part of the community again with home computer and tablet tuition
For the mature and disabled, life can sometimes feel like a long stretch of solitary confinement – but it needn’t be that way. If today’s young and able-bodied can live much of their lives via computers, tablets and smartphones, why shouldn’t the less mobile do the same?
This is the reasoning which has inspired Sandy Dale of Porthtowan to reach out and reconnect people with their families, friends and communities, despite their limited mobility. Throughout Cornwall, Sandy visits clients in their own homes to teach them how to use their tablets, laptops or other devices to interact with the world outside.
With careers as an administrator and a Registered Nurse behind her, Sandy brings over 30 years of IT experience together with a positive and patient approach to teaching. “I’m happy to work at a pace that the person finds comfortable, and to show the same step twenty times over if need be,” says Sandy.
Her business, Sandy’s Solutions, started in 2012 when Sandy needed to find a new career due to health issues. “I had a stroke 17 years ago and found I was unable to handle my previous occupation, but one thing I didn’t lose was my understanding of IT,” she explains.
Sandy describes her role as “empowering” the mature and disabled. Through social networks, Skype, email and many other opportunities for online communication, she opens up the possibility of regular contact with family and friends, old and new, wherever they are in the world. She can also teach them to shop, bank and be an active member of society, all via a keyboard.
“I’ve been on my own for 16 years, with no family other than cousins in Australia, so I know what being alone is about,” Sandy adds. “It’s so important to have interests, connections and communication, and with the power of modern IT you can have all of that even if you are confined to your home.”
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