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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-01-28

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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 8 February 2017, to help blind and partially sighted people get online and take their 1st 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, 8 February 2017, between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

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 8 February 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 Galloways Society for the Blind on:- 01704 534 555.  You can also learn more about Online Today, by visiting:- RNIB.Org.UK/OnLineToday.


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