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David's story

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From someone ‘Giving’ a donation it has helped David to ‘connect’ and ‘keep learning’

David is a 53-year-old man from Coventry with a visual Impairment, he applied to join the ‘It’s About time’ project to learn to create a podcast. Unfortunately, David had no computer at home and so without support from the Warwickshire County Council Recycled Computers project, he would have not been able to take part in the learning.

Thanks to support from staff at Coventry & Warwickshire Co –operative Development Agency, he was able to set up an email account and access Zoom for meetings and to call friends.

David says, “the laptop helped me a lot! The whole process with the Podcasting project has been great, all the staff have been supportive and have been lovely. Being visually impaired - creating and listening to podcasts is the best way for me to use and enjoy the internet”

David told us that being able to have a computer meant that he would be able to access CW Mind online for support with his mental health needs and is now able to continue with his Adult Education courses.

David said he felt access to a computer these days was vital and lockdown had shown how easy it is to feel isolated without the ability to stay in touch.