The Accessible Friends Network (TAFN)

User rating: 5 stars

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Organisation details


The Accessible Friends Network (TAFN) is a UK registered charity operating globally via the internet to provide support, training and leisure activities for blind and visually impaired people. TAFN operates almost entirely online and its members can participate in a number of lively and informative email lists as well as drawing on the many useful and entertaining resources held on its public and members only websites.

The central component of the organisation though is the accessible chat server which allows members to talk to other people in real time from all around the world. TAFN uses this system to deliver a whole host of activities such as quizzes and word games, structured chat events, music based events in addition to a number of educational sessions including computer skills and creative writing classes. All you need to get started is a windows PC with a microphone or headset and a connection to the internet. Annual membership is £15 and a free 1 month trial is available.

Services offered:

  • Grants and funding
  • Volunteering
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Support groups
  • Emotional support
  • Befriending
  • Shopping assistance
  • Everyday living skills
  • Learning braille
  • Educational support
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training

3 user reviews

  1. tony bowers

    27 September 2012

    User rating: 5 stars

    tafn has changed my life and thats no mean feat ,untill i joined tafn i was very much a loner ,now i host quizs ,am a member of the events team and honestly i would be lost without tafn. we have just had our biannual cameo weekend and to find out more about that pop to the site sign up and have a good mooch ,chat and you too willl be hooked like me,

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  2. sal

    28 September 2012

    User rating: 4 stars

    TAFN is good for makeing frends and haveing a laf. if any one does want to join us they will be made welcome. so why not give it a try.

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  3. Mark Tyler

    20 October 2014

    User rating: 5 stars

    Well what can i say a great group i have been with TAFN from when we first started in 2004 and every year gets better and better the cameo is a great way of meeting people who you would not normally meet and there is always some thing going on every day for example quiz's playing music and a great chat as well so why not give it a go its free for 1 month then just £12 per year

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