Get to grips with your new device

Post date: 
Thursday, 12 May 2016

Are you struggling to use presents like an iPad or smartphone? An Online Today session could be the answer.

Online Today is a Big Lottery funded project led by RNIB, delivered in partnership, to help people with sensory loss across the UK get online. Sessions are taking place across the UK right now to help people with sight loss benefit from technology.
At these free sessions, the Online Today team will be giving information and knowledge to help you realise the benefits of being online. There will be demonstrations of devices like iPads, tablets, eReaders and smartphones, as well as an opportunity to try out these products and ask questions.
Online Today is for you if you have little or no experience of being online, or if your skills need updating and you’d like to find out more.
Liz Childs-Clarke from Southampton said of the Online Today session that she attended: “I have always used an iPad, but did not know about some of the programmes that would make it more accessible for people with sight loss, such as the voiceover and magnification functions. Although I have one good eye, I have AMD, cataracts and glaucoma in my other eye, so learning about the magnification function at the session has been really helpful.”

Go along to an Online Today session near you

To find out about an Online Today session in your area, call the Helpline on 0303 123 9999, or visit
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