As part of the national Get Online Week campaign, Orbit Heart of England held more than 12 drop-in sessions to help people to get online with digital technology last week.
Visitors to the various drop-in sessions, which were run by Orbit employees, were able to get a better understanding of the ‘techy tools’ of laptop v iPads, brush up on their mouse and keyboard skills, and discover how the internet could help them. Be it keeping in touch with friends and family, finding work, shopping, saving money, staying healthy or simply having a go.
One of the people who attended a drop-in session was Lilian Hawkins (87). Lilian went to the session at Briar Croft in Stratford-upon-Avon to get some help with using her iPad. She said; “I came to the session as I’m only just really getting started. I’ve had an iPad for three months now and although I’ve been having a little go on it I’ve never really used it fully. I wanted to get set up on email, my hearing isn’t the best now and being on email means I can communicate with my family much easier”.
Tim Dumbleton, Digital Inclusion Project Manager, Orbit Heart of England, said; “We wanted to show customers that doing things the digital way is really easy and could change their lives for the better.”
The Get Online Week campaign might officially be over but it is still possible to find out more about going online. Find your nearest UK online centre by calling 0800 77 1234 or use the online postcode search.