People with Sight Loss in
Southport Invited to Attend Free Online Skills Session
BLIND and partially sighted people in
Southport are 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 support 125,000 people with
sensory loss to get online. The workshop is being delivered by partner organisation Action for Blind People,
at Galloway's Society for the Blind Southport, 22 Wright Street, Southport, on
Wednesday, 11 May 2016, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Anyone with sight and or hearing loss is
welcome to attend the session.
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, please call Galloway's Society for the
Blind Southport on:- 01704 534555.
You can also learn more about Online Today by visiting:-