Online Today – helping people with sensory loss to get online

Technology can make life easier when you have sight or hearing problems, but knowing where to start isn't always easy.

We're helping people with sensory loss gain and develop skills that allow them to use technology and the internet with confidence. So whether you need help with using your smartphone, setting up social media accounts, or simply browsing the internet – we're here to make sure you're getting the most out of it!

Opening up a world of opportunity

"Our aim is to help people gain skills that allow them to enjoy the benefits of being online and understand how it can help with everyday living.

There is so much more we could be doing to improve the lives of those with sight loss through technology. Online Today will open up opportunities, increase equality as a consumer, improving access to information and letting you engage in a way that was previously only open to a minority of people with sight loss."

Lynn Green, RNIB Group Volunteering Manager

How we'll help

We'll be providing support in a number of ways, from home visits to one to one and group sessions, as well as nationwide workshops and events. After talking through your needs, our team of staff and volunteers will be on hand to give you the best support and advice, which could include the following:

  • Sharing tips and getting demos as part of nationwide events and workshops
  • Setting up your email and social media accounts, like Gmail, Twitter and Facebook
  • Helping you to chat online using Skype
  • Showing you how to use your Tablet or eReader such as an iPad and Kindle
  • Support with setting up and using your iPhone or other smartphone
  • Showing you how to pay your bills and shop online
  • Helping you to use a GPS navigation system

Kelly Gallagher introduces Online Today

Paralympic skier Kelly Gallagher explains why she's helping us launch Online Today

The one to one support through Online Today is fantastic – you can just bring along what you want to learn. I discovered I can see emails much easier and quicker on the iPad than the computer so I learnt how to set these up on my ipad and iphone and can now email my son in South Africa!

I also have difficulty typing in passwords or card payment figures so I learnt about apps to do things like top up my electricity from home. These are now set up on my phone and make things a lot easier.

Olga Mokgayna, 64, from Belfast.

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If you need help getting online or have an issue with your device, get in touch today. No problem is too small for us!

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