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25th March 2014
Disabled People's Electronic Village Hall
IT training organisation for disabled and disadvantaged adults
The Disabled People's Electronic Village Hall (DP-EVH) is an IT training organisation delivering learning to disabled and disadvantaged adults throughout West Yorkshire.

Many of our students use computers to benefit themselves, learn new things, improve their employment opportunities or just to come in and socialise.

We are a registered charity and have been in operation for over 18 years, originally working out of the Walsh Building in Dewsbury.

We are now situated in Dewsbury Town Hall, where we occupy several offices on the ground floor including two training rooms.

There is a variety of courses available to suit all abilities from the absolute beginner through to the more advanced. Courses include Introduction to Computors, Digital Photogrophy, Office Skills, and Employability Skills Please see our website or contact us for more details.

We are open to the public Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday from 9am to 4.30pm.



For more information, contact:
Disabled People's Electronic Village Hall
Dewsbury Town Hall ,
Wakefield Old Road ,
Dewsbury ,
WF12 8DG
Tel: 01924 453502


Delivering IT Support for Pathways
Karen Wilkinson (DP-EVH Centre Manager), John Ramsden (volunteer, fundraiser and Service User) and Neil Rhodes (IT Tutor, who will soon be involved in bringing IT courses to Pathways) were the three representatives from the DP-EVH.

Neil emphasised that their computer courses range from basic Entry Level to CLAiT qualifications. John acknowledged that computers can be frightening for Service Users, reinforcing their view that they are out of touch with the real world.

The DP-EVH was there to help Service Users to overcome these problems. Karen said that they had worked with Pathways for at least 4 or 5 years. She added, We offer support to Pathways, enabling clients to progress into education with supportive staff from both Pathways and the DP-EVH,
helping to build confidence whilst making friends.

The Electronic Village Hall began life 16yrs ago with just 3 members of staff and a single classroom catering for disabled adults only.

Since then it has expanded into 2 classrooms, and 11 members of staff, plus numerous volunteers who cater for adults of all ages and abilities throughout West Yorkshire.

Our courses are aimed at increasing confidence, gaining qualifications and opening a pathway back into work, or for those who just wish to get out of the house and meet new people!

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You can contact the group by Minicom / Text phone, fax or emailCommunication
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Disabled People's Electronic Village Hall,
Dewsbury Town Hall,
Wakefield Old Road,
WF12 8DG
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Venue access:
All key services are accessible.Wheelchair access
Either, there are specially marked parking spaces for disabled people, or disabled people can park within 50 metres of an accessible entrance.Disabled parking
There is a toilet which can be accessed by people with disabilities including wheelchair users. This means that it complies with the standards set out in Part M of the Building Regulations,'Access to and use of buildings.Fully accessible toilet
There is a loop system. Please contact the venue if you need further information.Loop system
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