Brian Negus has been named Skills TalkTalk Digital Hero, securing £5,000 for our equipment bursary scheme. He attended the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards at the House of Lords, where he received his prize.
Brian, who is a registered blind photographer, is passionate about helping others with sight loss change their lives using smartphones, tablets and digital cameras. As a Vista Ambassador, he volunteers his knowledge and expertise to local people, helping them get the right equipment and training them on how best to use it.
Brian said “Through Vista’s bursary scheme, we meet people from all walks of life looking for assistive technology to improve their lives. As a visually impaired person, I understand how important it is to have the skills and confidence to use the equipment properly."
“When people lose their sight, they can often feel isolated and cut off from the world. The money is going to be used to help as many people as possible through Vista, to feel digitally included, across Leicestershire and Rutland.”
This video, commissioned by TalkTalk, gives an insight into Brian's work with Vista: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C61kkKSJsk