Visually Impaired

Start (w/c): 12/09/2022 Monday (10:00 to 12:00) Nantgarw

Course Information

The aim of the course is to enable people with varying degrees of sight loss to gain or develop computer or tablet skills. The course caters for people of different abilities, from absolute beginners to those with more knowledge or past experience. The Visually Impaired Course is delivered at Nantgarw Campus. It is a part-time course taught for two hours per week from September to the end of June, though it is usually possible to commence after the start date.

Additional support is provided by Learning Support Assistants. By completing the course, learners will have increased their confidence, independence and ability to use different technology useful for everyday life, or if relevant the basic IT skills required for future study or employment.

What Will I Learn?

It will increase confidence in using a computer or different apps. The course can offer a variety of activities, including how to use the Internet, e-mail, touch typing, using various Microsoft Office programs or how to use a tablet computer. It will enable learners to access specialist speech and /or magnification software, such as Jaws or Supernova, utilise accessibility settings on tablets and suitable apps.

Entry Requirements

There is no formal entry criteria.

Those interested in attending college will be invited for an informal chat to discuss their needs, to discover the best way of working for them and also to gain an understanding of the different settings they may require on the computer or tablet, relevant to their particular eye condition.


On completion of the course, students will gain a unit linked to the Agored Cymru qualifications board. Assessment is by means of portfolio, compiled each lesson, whilst in class. There are no examinations.


Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.

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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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Career Progression

  • After successful completion of the course, you could do further Agored Cymru units or access other courses within the college.


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