Training Services


Aspire offers training in a wide range of mainstream and assistive software packages tailored to the needs of the individual client from beginner to advanced level.

Before delivering training we will always liaise with the client in order to establish what computer system, software and access technology they are using if we have not supplied it and their current level of knowledge of the product and what they wish to gain from the training.

Training is provided for all the products we supply.                                                               We provide 1 to 1 and group training.

We also provide training on how to make the most out of Microsoft Office, Windows software,       e-mail and the Internet in conjunction with a screen access package.

Visual impairment awareness training is also available.

Aspire holds awards for:

Dolphin v11.50 Approved Trainer
RNIB BTCS Accredited Jaws Trainer
GW Micro Certificate of Competence for


poem about a guide dog.

Ode to a guide dog

Ode to a guide dog

From Guide Dogs 

Earlier this week one of our fantastic campaigners and poet Dave, pictured below, sent us this wonderful poem about a guide dog. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.

“When the time has finally come on eyes you can’t rely

You’ve lost your independence need some help to just get by

Just know that I’ll be waiting hoping I will be your match

I’ll get you out of your front door turn the key unlock the latch

If you are short of confidence then mine is yours to lend

For I will give you all I have just trust your four legged friend

Together new adventures through my harness lead the way

My eyes will keep you safe and sound your love will be my pay

When all the faces disappear I’ll be at your left side

In blindness feel like drowning with my paw I’ll turn the tide

For ever since I was a pup for this I have been trained

So let me be your guide dog be your eyes when visions drained.”

Let me know what you think of the poem and I’ll pass your comments on to Dave. Have a great weekend!

Best wishes


PS There’s still time to invite your MP to our Talking Buses stand at Party Conference next month!