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Acorn Tablet Training

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Acorn Tablet

The Age Friendly Limerick team were delighted to donate four brand new and unused Acorn Tablets to the Limerick Libraries in early 2023. The tablets will be invaluable in aiding the libraries to roll out training of Older People on how to use the technology around the city and county.

Healthy Age Friendly Homes held 2 Acorn (Age Friendly- Smart Tablet) induction workshops in Limerick (Dooradoyle Library and Watch House Cross Library) as part of a technology pilot project rolled out by the Programme. The training was delivered by expert Laura Corbett, Clifrun media and assisted by Jillian Robinson, Healthy Age Friendly Homes Coordinator for Limerick City and County.

We assisted users having some issues with navigating the Acorn device and gave simple instructions/ guidance on how to use it. There was plenty of laughing and fun as participants learned how to navigate the world of the internet! Tutorials on how to use email, take photos, use web browsers and apps were all covered.

We downloaded Apps like the libraries Borrowbox and had a tutorial on how to use it from library staff. One of the participants was delighted with the Borrowbox app, as an avid reader she is looking forward to using her tablet to download books from home and she was amazed that there are audiobooks available also. Another participant was shown how to use the devises companion app and she is keen to use the Tablet to connect with her daughter who is living in America. Both workshops were very well received being both informative and fun.

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