The Open University Student Association (OUSA) has made information about BCAB available to all current students. The following information was included in the OUSA May newsletter:
OUSA’s V P Student Support would like to bring this service to your attention. The British Computer Association of the Blind (BCAB) is a lively group of blind and partially sighted computer users. We offer training, discussion, networking and help to all our members. Established in 1969 we’re the oldest computer association for blind and partially sighted people in the world. Our membership includes people of all skill levels, interests and abilities. Given the increased use of online materials and activities for OU qualifications we thought it useful for OU students to know about this resource.
The Open University is an excellent choice for blind and partially sighted people. Many BCAB members are OU alumni, including three members of the current board of trustees (Derek Naysmith, Mike Townsend and Léonie Watson).