Try 1 Thing for Get Online Week

Published
14.09.2017
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Bucks Vision and out libraries will be running two workshops at Buckingham and Chesham Library called Make your device work for you! Aiming to show the benefits of being online and how technology can help with sight-loss.

These events will be running on Thursday 5 October during Get Online Week 2017.

 

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 secured £500 funding from the Good Things Foundation to 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 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 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 take the 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, it has helped more than 2 million people. Find out more at goodthingsfoundation.org.

 

 

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