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The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired is offering “Connecting Seniors to Technology,” a FREE program which includes classroom or in-home instruction for older adults with changing vision or low vision who are experiencing difficulties using computers, tablets, e-readers, or smart phones. During the first class, participants will identify what they want to learn and the class will be divided into small groups based on these learning interests. Subsequent classes will focus on small group activities and may cover email, internet searching, downloading and reading library books, using Skype software and making phone calls. Participants with laptop computers, tablets, e-readers and smart phones will bring their devices to class. Those with desktop computers will receive one-on-one instruction at home with times arranged outside of the class. Attendance at all sessions is not necessary; participation will be determined by their individual goals.

Poster“Connecting Seniors to Technology” is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10, June 17, June 24, and July 1 from 10:00-11:00 AM. It will be held at Southwest Tech’s Dodgeville Outreach Center in the Spring Gate Mall (next to Piggly Wiggly) at 316 Spring Street in Dodgeville.

The class size is limited to 10. An adult child, spouse or partner may also attend as a “helper” to the person with changing vision. Registration is required. To register, contact Jean at 608-237-8106 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Connecting Seniors to Technology” is generously funded by a grant from a local Iowa County foundation.

The mission of the Council is to promote the dignity and independence of the people in Wisconsin who are blind or visually impaired by providing services, advocating legislation, and educating the general public. To learn more about this event or the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired please contact Gale Hellpap, Director of Community Relations and Marketing, at 1-800-783-5213 or visit