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Blind Society centre becomes registered online centre.'From left Scarborough Blind & Partially Sighted Society IT tutor David Smith,IT users Noline and Ken Cooper and Scarborough Blind & Partially Sighted Society Chief Officer Viv Wright in the society computer suite..'Picture by Neil Silk  113927'28/09/11
Blind Society centre becomes registered online centre.'From left Scarborough Blind & Partially Sighted Society IT tutor David Smith,IT users Noline and Ken Cooper and Scarborough Blind & Partially Sighted Society Chief Officer Viv Wright in the society computer suite..'Picture by Neil Silk 113927'28/09/11

INTERNET taster sessions are being held at Scarborough Blind Society’s resource centre in Dean Road to mark “Get Online” Week.

The awareness-raising week, from October 30 and November 6, is aimed at helping the eight million people in the UK who have never been online.

The charity’s resource centre at 183 Dean Road is now an official UK Online Centre and IT tutor David Dartnall-Smith is able to offer help and advice.

He said: “We’ve been working with local organisations such as Age UK to promote our UK online centre to older and disabled people who will benefit most from our training expertise and environment.

“To date we have had 27 people take advantage of the free training and who have received the Online Basics Certificate at the end of their initial six weeks.”

Ken and Noline Cooper from Reighton have just completed their Online Basics course and are both delighted with the training they have done.

Mr Cooper said: “David has shown us that there’s no need to be frightened of computers. I’ve really enjoyed the learning sessions and will be carrying on for another six weeks.”

Get Online taster sessions are being held at Scarborough Blind Society’s Resource Centre at 183 Dean Road, Scarborough from Monday 31 October to Thursday November 3 from 10.30am to 3pm.

Anyone interested can telephone (01723) 354417 to book a session, or can just drop in during the opening times.

If you master the on-line access, don’t forget to log on to www.scarborougheveningnews.co.uk