Sheffield charity’s bid to get more online

The Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind.

The Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind.

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Blind and partially sighted people in Sheffield are invited to attend a free online basic skills session to help them to learn how to use the internet.

The event is part of the Royal National Institute for the Blind’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 Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind in Mappin Street, Sheffield city centre, on Monday, September 26.

There will be two sessions held on the day, with a beginner’s workshop taking place from 10am to noon, and an advanced session from 1pm to 3pm.

Anyone with sight and or hearing loss is welcome to attend either of the sessions on the day.

It 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.

Glen Sheader, of Action for Blind People, said: “We hope people with sight or hearing loss in Sheffield 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, call Glen Sheader on 07701 396 173.