Getting you Online!


Technology is such an important part of today’s society. We know that assistive technology can make life easier when you have a visual impairment, but knowing where to start isn’t always easy.

That’s why we are here to help! Galloway’s together with other partners are helping people with sight loss gain the basic skills and confidence to use technology such as smart phones and tablets and get online.


How we can help


We’re providing support in lots of ways, from advice and group sessions, to workshops and events. After talking through your needs, our team will be on hand to give you support and advice, which could include things like


 

  • Showing you how to use your tablet or e-reader such as an iPad and Kindle
  • Support with setting up and using your iPhone or other smartphone
  • Showing you how to browse websites and explore online
  • Setting up your email account
  • Helping you to chat online using Skype
  • Opportunities to try out some of these products and find out what suits you best
  • Making the most of features such as apps

So what next? Check below for our latest courses and workshops to help you get started in the wonderful world of technology!


Latest Courses


IT sessions in Morecambe

Monthly Technology Sessions – First Tuesday of every month

Claire from Action for Blind People can provide one to one support on a range of devices during a one hour appointment.  So if you have a tablet or a phone that you do not know how to use or how to access with assistive technology this tuition can help you to make the most of your device.

Weekly Technology Support – Wednesday mornings

We have a knowledgeable volunteer who provides technology support every Wednesday on a range of assistive technology; whether its magnification, screen reader software or how to make your font bigger on your laptop, he will be able to help.

If you are interested in these events please call the Morecambe centre or email nia.coleman@galloway.org.uk


iPad User Group in Chorley

Every Wednesday 2-4pm

Join us at Chorley every Wednesday for six weeks for a friendly and informative look at how to get the most out of your iPad or tablet. From apps to accessibility we’ll get you surfing the web like a pro! Sessions are from 2-4pm. For more details contact us on 01257 275160