The Online Today sessions, will allow people living with sight loss in the Manchester area to learn about how to get online and how to make the most of the internet, with regards to online banking and shopping, contacting loved ones and accessing entertainment services.
Blind and partially sighted people in Manchester 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 get 125,000 people with sensory loss online.   

   The workshop is being delivered by partner organisation Action for Blind People, at Henshaws Society for Blind People, Atherton House, Talbot Road, Old Trafford on Thursday 26 November from 10am to 12pm and 2 to 4pm. Anyone with sight and or hearing loss is welcome to attend either the morning or afternoon 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.
   Andrew Coleman, 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 Manchester 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 Mandy Owens on 0161 787 9252.

      You can also learn more about Online Today by visiting


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