People with Sight Loss in Southport Invited to
Attend Free Online Skills Session
RNIB's Online Today project will help people with sensory
loss get online.
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, 22 Wright Street, Southport, on Wednesday, 8
June 2016, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Anyone with sight and/or hearing loss is welcome to
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."