Case studies

Digital Buddy Case Study – Julie

Digital Buddy Case Study – Julie

Vista offers a Digital Buddy Service which is a volunteer-led support service to help people with sight loss become more digitally savvy, so they can overcome the challenges of everyday life.

Julie now uses the ‘seeing AI’ app when out shopping and said “It’s the best thing ever and I have been scanning everything, I am absolutely loving the new app. I have been taking photos of everything as well. Thank you”

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Dylan

Dylan

The equipment has opened up a new world for me, and the knowledge Brian has given me is invaluable.

Dylan was diagnosed at fourteen years old with Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy. She was very unfamiliar with technology, but was too afraid to try anything new.

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Ian

Ian

Talking newspapers is an important service for many local people, it can make such a difference.

Ian has volunteered at Vista's sound services for the last five years. He said "It’s a good use of my skills, and I’ve become more confident with recording and editing.”

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Ida

Ida

I don’t see the role as a ‘job,’ I see it as helping residents and putting a smile on their faces.

Ida found out about working for our residential homes by a spur of the moment chance.

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Isis

Isis

She's now more confident in explaining her eye condition, and understands that with the right support, she can do anything.

Isis, 10, has been supported by Vista for the last four years, after she was diagnosed with Optic Neuropathy.

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Jayne

Jayne

The residents are like family to me - it doesn’t feel like I’m coming into work, it feels like I’m visiting their home.

Jayne has worked at New Wycliffe Home for six years, and is now an Assistant Manager.

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