RNIB’s Online Today scheme

Free skills session for the blind and partially sighted

25 May 2016

Blind and partially sighted people in Harrogate 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 Russell Sergeant House, 23 East Parade, Harrogate on Tuesday 7 June 2016. The morning session will take place between 10am and 12pm, whilst the afternoon session will be between 1pm and 3pm.

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.

Glen Sheader, 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 Harrogate 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 Glen Sheader on 0113 386 2888. Alternatively, you can contact Glen on his mobile, 07701 396 173, or via email at glen.sheader@actionforblindpeople.org.uk

You can also learn more about Online Today by visiting www.rnib.org.uk/onlinetoday


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