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Weekly Edition - Published  28 December 2015


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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 independence."

To find out more and to book your place call Carl Moore on:- 01704 534555 or send them an email.

You can also learn more about 'Online Today' by visiting the RNIB's website at:- RNIB.Org.UK/OnlineToday.


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