Northampton Sight Centre to offer free courses to get online

Northamptonshire Association for the Blind (NAB) Stefanie Weldon  and John Wood
Northamptonshire Association for the Blind (NAB) Stefanie Weldon and John Wood

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

The event is part of RNIB’s Online Today scheme to get 125,000 people with sensory loss benefit from technology.

Millions of people 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.

Anyone with sight and or hearing loss is welcome to attend the workshop being delivered by partner organisation Northamptonshire Association for the Blind, at Northampton Sight Centre, in Harborough Road.

The sessions on Thursday October 22 and Thursday November 5 will run from from 2pm to 4pm on both days.

Covering subjects such as how to get the most from tablets, smartphones and eReaders, there will also be the chance to be hands-on and try out the gadgets and ask questions.

Jane Williams, Community Services Manager at Northamptonshire Association for the Blind, said: “Being online can make a huge difference to someone’s life.

We hope people with sight or hearing loss in Northampton 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 Northamptonshire Association for the Blind’s Helpline on 01604 719193 or email