Free online skills session being held in Southport for
people with sight loss
A free online basic skills session is being held in
Southport on 11 January 2017 to help blind and partially sighted people get
online and take their first steps in using technology.
Sight loss charity RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) has been
holding workshops across the UK to support people living with sensory loss in
getting online as part of its ambitious Online Today project.
Partner organisation Action for Blind People will be holding the workshop at:-
Galloways Society for the Blind, 22 Wright Street, Southport, PR9 0TL. The
session will take place, on Wednesday, 11 January 2017, between 2.30pm and
The session will be hands on, including interactive demonstrations of how to get
the most from products such as tablets, smartphones and eReaders.
Supported by the Big Lottery Fund, RNIB's Online Today project aims to help
125,000 people living with sensory loss to get online, enabling them to use the
internet for everyday tasks such as shopping, banking and staying in touch with
friends and family.
Andrew Coleman, Assistive Technology Coordinator at Action for Blind People,
said:- "Access to the internet and technology can open up a whole new
world for people, but knowing where to start isn't always easy if you've got
sight or hearing problems. Our Online Today sessions are the perfect
introduction, providing the basic skills and confidence to get online and
explore all that is on offer. If you're living with sight loss and are keen to
take your 1st steps in using technology, sign up for the session, on 11 January
2017 and find out the difference getting online could make to you."
To find out more and to book your place at the Southport session, please call
the Galloways Society for the Blind on:- 01704 534555.