Get online today with RNIB’s aid

The RNIB charity is providing  assistance to help the visually or hearing impaired get online.
Photo: Michael Cooper

The RNIB charity is providing assistance to help the visually or hearing impaired get online. Photo: Michael Cooper

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PEOPLE with sight or hearing loss in Chorley are being invited to access a free session about gaining online skills.

It is part of RNIB’s Online Today project to help people with sensory loss go online and benefit from technology.

Partner organisation Action for Blind People will run workshops at 1 Farrington Street, Chorley on Thursday April 7.

The morning workshop runs from 10am - 12pm and the afternoon session is from 1.30pm - 3.30pm.

There will be advice on how to get the most from products such as tablets, smartphones and eReaders, and opportunities to try gadgets and ask questions.

Andrew Coleman, assistive technology co-ordinator at Action for Blind People, said: “Being online can make a huge difference to someone’s life.”

To find out more or book a place call Galloway’s Society for the Blind in Chorley on 01257 275160.

Online Today is Lottery-funded and hopes to support 125,000 people with sensory loss get online.