Help for blind and partially sighted


Blind and partially sighted people in Boston are invited to attend a free online basic skills session to help them get online and benefit from technology.

Part of the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s Online Today scheme, it aims to help 125,000 people get online.

The workshop is being delivered by partner organisation Action for Blind People, at 17 George Street, Boston, PE21 8XF, on Thursday, June 16, from 10am to noon. Anyone with sight and or hearing loss is welcome to attend.

It will include how to get the most from products such as tablets, smartphones and eReaders. There will also be the chance to try out these gadgets and ask questions.

Jason Burridge, assistive technology co-ordinator 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 Boston will come along and find out how technology can open up a whole new world of discovery and independence.”