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Innovative iPad project goes ahead

1st August 2012

Three groups of adults with learning disabilities from across Gateshead are set to pilot projects using iPads in a variety of exciting ways: to create live feeds with visual effects at events, map services for learning disabled people across the town, and create video and photo content.

The groups will also learn how to use iPads to set up and run social media sites to advertise their groups and the work they do. The focus will be on supported volunteering and skills development.

The project is funded by the European Social Fund and supported by Community Foundation.

Digital Voice Director Julie Nicholson said: “These projects build on the very positive response we’ve had from groups over the last year as we have trialled new ways to use interactive digital tablets to help a range of groups become excited about using digital technology.”

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