Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Do you need help with computers?

The Digital Lab is a new club-type space for Crossfields tenants who need some advice and help with using their digital devices, whether it's a laptop, tablet or smartphone (Android or iPhone).

Local IT trainer Paul Clayton will be setting up a club at the Pink Palace in the new year but in order to get this off the ground, he needs to know how many Crossfields residents are interested.

Paul says "Residents can come to the club with their own devices, or pop in and use the laptops and tablets I'll be setting up. I'll be doing a couple of talks about useful topics such as using wifi and keeping your laptop cleaned up. Internet will be provided via a 3G modem – which limits the numbers of people who can be online to around five – but all are welcome. You may just want to pick up some tips on typing! I'll have some accessibility software, big keyboards and trackballs which are useful for older people or people with low vision, and for those with limited movement. So, if anyone gets a digital gadget for Christmas this year, the club will be a perfect place to show it who is boss!".

The hope is to get it started in late January. Paul already has some interested tenants, but needs a few more to make a case to get funding before setting the date and time. It's intended that the drop-ins will last 6-8 weeks.

If you or someone you know is struggling with their gadgets, get in touch with Paul on 07958 251448 or email paul.clayton@soulchip.co.uk.

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