Try 1 Thing this Get Online Week
Next week will see Get Online Week help Buckinghamshire residents learn that getting the most out of the internet can be easy and fun.
Technology can make life easier for you if you have sight loss but knowing where to start with tablets and smartphones can be difficult.
Working with Bucks Vision, Buckinghamshire libraries will be running two workshops at Buckingham and Chesham Library called Make your device work for you! Each session aims to demonstrate the benefits of being online and how technology can help with sight-loss.
These accessibility events will be running on Thursday 5 October during Get Online Week 2017.
Make your device work for you!
Discover how your device can be adapted to make getting the most out of it easier.
Chesham Library | 11am - 1pm
Buckingham Library | 2pm - 4pm
Buckinghamshire Libraries were successful in securing £500 funding from the Good Things Foundation to specifically help run this at Buckingham Library.
National Get Online Week 2017 runs from October 2 - October 8, and this year, it’s asking everyone to Try 1 Thing - use the internet to do just one thing you’d normally do in a shop or bank, in a doctor's or chemist, or even over the phone.
Whether you're brand-new to the internet, or you want a bit of help making more out of being online, free events run in Buckinghamshire Libraries provide that friendly support needed to help you take your next step.
Gina Nicholls, Information Services Manager from Buckinghamshire Libraries says:
"Almost everyone has heard about some of the ways the internet can help you save money, save time, and make life easier and more fun. But if you’re not confident using a computer, tablet or smartphone, or you've heard about some of the dangers of being online, it can be difficult to take that next step. But getting the most out of the internet doesn't have to be scary. We think that doing just one thing online is all you need to do to get started, and we're running events to help people do just that!"
Information about Get Online Week
- Get Online Week is the country’s biggest campaign helping people to improve their digital skills. Now in its eleventh year, Get Online Week 2017 aims to help everyone take their next step to being more confident online - whatever their level of skill - by trying just one new thing online. Find out more at getonlineweek.com.
- Get Online Week is managed by Good Things Foundation Foundation - a charity that helps combat social inequality by ensuring everyone has the chance to gain the skills and access they need to make the most of the internet. Since 2010, Good Things Foundation has helped more than 2 million people. Find out more at goodthingsfoundation.org.