Free online skills session being held in Exeter for people with sight loss

Free online skills session being held in Exeter for people with sight loss

Free online skills session being held in Exeter for people with sight loss

RNIB’s Online Today project is helping people with sensory loss get online

A free online basic skills session is being held in Exeter on 21 October 2016 to help blind and partially sighted people get online and take their first steps in using technology.

Sight loss charity RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) has been holding workshops across the UK to support people living with sensory loss in getting online as part of its ambitious Online Today project.

Partner organisation Action for Blind People will be holding the workshop at Devon in Sight, Station House, Holman Way, Topsham, Exeter, EX3 OEN. The session will take place on Friday 21 October 2016 between 10am and 2.30pm.

The session will be hands-on, including interactive demonstrations of how to get the most from products such as tablets, smartphones and eReaders.

Supported by the Big Lottery Fund, RNIB’s Online Today project aims to help 125,000 people living with sensory loss to get online, enabling them to use the internet for everyday tasks such as shopping, banking and staying in touch with friends and family.

Darren Walker, Assistive Technology Co-ordinator at Action for Blind People, said: “Access to the internet and technology can open up a whole new world for people, but knowing where to start isn’t always easy if you’ve got sight or hearing problems. Our Online Today sessions are the perfect introduction, providing the basic skills and confidence to get online and explore all that is on offer.

“If you’re living with sight loss and are keen to take your first steps in using technology, sign up for the session on 21 October and find out the difference getting online could make to you.”

To find out more and to book your place at the Exeter session on Friday 21 October 2016, please call Shirley Sharpe on 01392 458060.

You can also learn more about Online Today by visiting

About RNIB

Every 15 minutes, someone in the UK begins to lose their sight. We are the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss – that’s almost 2 million people in the UK. If you, or someone you know, has a sight problem, RNIB can help. Call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or visit