The Aspire Assistive Technology programme provides access to computers and tablets for people with a spinal cord injury whilst they are in rehabilitation in a Spinal Injury Centre.

Our Assistive Technology volunteers work with patients in the centres. They provide training and support to patients as they learn how to access and use a computer following their injury. This often involves learning how to use a different type of mouse, or voice recognition tools.

Click here to read an interview with Diane, our Assistive Technology volunteer in Stanmore

Click here to read about Badg, our Assistive Technology volunteer in Salisbury, who received Aspire's Volunteer of the Year Award

Becoming a Volunteer
The training is delivered at the Spinal Injury Centres. These are located at Stanmore, Stoke Mandeville, Salisbury, Oswestry, Wakefield, Sheffield, Southport, Cardiff and Belfast. Volunteers will need to be able to travel to the centre and commit to at least 4 hours on one day per week (office hours only).  Training will be provided and travel expenses reimbursed.

If you are interested in becoming an Assistive Technology volunteer we regularly advertise vacancies on our jobs page, email Joslyn or telephone 020 8420 6720.

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