People with site loss
within the Southport area are invited to free online skills session
SOUTHPORT'S blind and partially
sighted people are being invited to attend a free online basic skills
session to help them get online and benefit from technology.
The event is part of RNIB's Online Today scheme to get 125,000 people with
sensory loss online.
The workshop is being delivered by partner organisation Action for Blind
People, at:- Galloway's Society for the Blind, 22 Wright Street, Southport,
on Wednesday, 13 January 2016 and Wednesday, 27 January 2016, from 2.30 to
4.30pm, on both days. anyone with sight and or hearing loss is welcome to
attend on 1 of the days.
The session will include how to get the most from products such as tablets,
smartphones and eReaders. There will also be the chance to be hands on and
try out these gadgets and ask questions.
Internet use in the UK has significantly increased over recent years, with
76% of adults accessing the internet every day in 2014, compared to just 38%
in 2006. Millions of us rely on the internet for everyday tasks such as
shopping, banking and staying in touch with friends and family. However,
getting online and using technology can present many challenges for someone
who is blind, partially sighted or has hearing loss.
Andrew Coleman, Assistive Technology Coordinator at Action for Blind People,
said:- "Being online can make a huge difference to someone's life. We
hope people with sight or hearing loss in Southport will come along and find
out how technology can open up a whole new world of discovery and
To find out more and to book your place call Carl Moore on:- 01704 534555 or
send them an
You can also learn more about 'Online Today' by visiting the
RNIB's website at:-