Who are EYECAN?
We are two visually impaired individuals, both who want to have a future and make our own way in life and not be reliant on benefits. Following investigation and through previous employment we set up EYECAN to run with the aims and objectives comparable to a social enterprise.
With a commitment to bring information and training to both visually impaired and sighted people and with a goal to make lives a little more harmonious.
We are able to deliver a comprehensive package of services including Braille & Moon transcription, teaching together with advice on communication through accessible telephones, email and the like. As well as advising prospective employers and agencies on how best to introduce visually impaired individuals into the work place and their communities.
Our database enables us access to a wide range of services and expertise from many other organisations and individuals that work for and with people who have a visual impairment.
Together we have a wealth of experience of living with a visual impairment from personal experiences, mentors and friends; and have undertaken many types of voluntary roles as well as paid employment for a number of years now and are confident to be at a stage where we believe we can deliver this package to a high standard.
Photo of Alan and Sandra in fancy dress for the enjoyment of our former clients:
The roles we have undertaken cover administration, teaching, project development, mechanical engineering and both craft and social activities. We hope by spending time with your staff and clients we will bring some understanding of some of the challenges visually impaired people encounter each day as well as bringing encouragement to others.
Alan is the founder of EYECAN, with support from Sandra and our guide dogs.
Photo of our guide dogs:
Unfortunately I have to say that Zimba died in his sleep on December 2nd 2015.
As well as many other supporters from the business community, disability networks and friends.
We live and work in south Yorkshire, however we have delivered training both face to face and over the telephone across the country.
Our guide dogs enjoy it the most when we work away from home as they usually get a few days at the seaside.
While updating I can now add a number of volunteers to our team and many more experiences of living and working with a sight loss since first starting this venture.
We have web site designers - developers, audio producers and deaf blind people on our team.
And now we have partners over-sea’s, who supply products and enjoy our services.