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8 October 2015
Do you have sight loss and are looking for help to get online? Would you be able to support someone with sight loss to get online?Amy from RNIB lets us know about Online Today a new Big Lottery funded project led by RNIB, and delivered in partnership, to help people with sensory loss across the UK get online.
We know that technology can make everyone’s lives easier, but knowing where to start isn't always easy if you've got sensory loss.
Our teams will help people across the UK realise the benefits of being online. We will give people the information and knowledge to increase their skills, make them feel confident using technology and help them to stay safe online.
We will explore people's needs and provide the right support through workshops, events and demonstrations of products such as laptops, tablets, smartphones and eReaders.
We're looking for volunteers with great communication skills, patience and an interest in everyday computing technology to support local blind and partially people who are feeling isolated from the benefits of these technologies which we take for granted.
"I was a guy who loved his computer, I used Blackberry products and was into social media, but in 2011 I suddenly lost my sight. Thanks to RNIB, within a couple of months I had an opportunity to learn how to use a screen reader on my laptop with a tutor. Four years on, I have a new computer and the staff at RNIB Scotland have advised me on technology that I've found much easier to use and provided me with lots of advice. RNIB has been a great source of information and support." Ian White, 52, Ayrshire
We are looking for volunteers who have skills and experience in IT to join our Technology Support Squad to help more blind and partially sighted people across the region.
You can find all of our roles on Volunteer Centre Leeds Volunteer Connect website or at www.rnib.org.uk/volunteering
If you want to find out more about the Online Today project and how it can help you, please visit www.rnib.org.uk/online-today. Alternatively, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0303 123 9999.