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      Host a session

      By hosting an Online Today session at your venue, you'll attract more people to your service while helping people with hearing loss in your community to get online.

      What is Online Today?

      Online Today supports people with hearing loss and sight loss to get online. It is a UK-wide, Big Lottery funded project led by RNIB. Action on Hearing Loss is a partner in the project along with Action for Blind People and Sense.

      The service is free and teaches people how to:

      • use a tablet computer or smartphone
      • search the internet
      • compare prices or buy good and services online
      • connect with family an and friends through email, Facebook and Skype

      How we help people to be more confident online

      We aim to support people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus to see the benefits of getting online and to help them to develop their skills and confidence. Our training sessions are tailored to the needs of each individual person.

      So, if someone wants to be able to see photos of their grandchildren, or Skype with family or friends in Canada, we can show them how.

      Why you should host a session?

      Online today is simple and it's free. When you host a session at your venue, it enables you to offer added value to the people who visit and use your services. Hosting an Online Today session at your venue could help to:

      • attract more people to your service
      • fulfil any objectives for digital inclusion
      • enable people to access social media that promotes your services


      We don't ask you to share any data, we just need your location to run the sessions and your help to promote the sessions using our posters and your usual marketing channels.

      Interested in hosting an Online Today session?

      Please email us where you live to find out more about hosting a session at your venue:

      Northern Ireland