DG Voice’s Secures 10 iPads & Internet Access For Region’s Older or Disabled People

Do You Want An iPad and Two Year’s Free Internet Access?

Following a successful application to the Scottish Government’s Connecting Scotland – Older and Disabled People project, DG Voice has ten iPads with two years of free internet access available to give to ten older and/or disabled people across Dumfries and Galloway.

The devices will be available from the middle of March and DG Voice is asking people to get in touch to nominate someone they think would benefit from having access to the internet.

They are also looking for volunteers to train as Digital Champions who will help the people who receive the devices to learn how to make the most of them.

DR ANN WILSON, DG VOICE DIRECTOR, said: “We are delighted to have been given these devices and we want to get them out to older or disabled people who need them as quickly as possible. If you know someone, or if you are someone, who would benefit from having internet access please get in touch so we can arrange delivery.

“As part of the project, we also need to recruit some Digital Champions who will receive full training in how to help those who are given the iPads get the most out of them. So if you want to help older and disabled people get on the net we want to hear from you too.

“We know that there are lots of people in the region who don’t have access to the Internet and this is an excellent opportunity for us to be able to provide access to ten people who really need it. It’s also providing volunteers with excellent training in how to share their digital skills with people in need.”

If you – or someone you know – would benefit from a free iPad and two years of Internet access please contact DG Voice by phone on 01387 257 770 or by email at [email protected]

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