Digital Services for Moray Shielders
iPads and Chromebooks to be distributed to digitally-disconnected shielders in Moray,
06:07 21 September 2020
Scottish Government's Connecting Scotland project will see the distribution of devices to digitally-disconnected shielders in Moray. In total, 120 iPads and Chromebooks will be given to some of the most vulnerable in the region or those who have spent most of the year protecting themselves from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Anne Owens, learning centre co-ordinator for Moray Council's library service, confirmed that the library service will also offer recipients remote tuition so they'll be able to make the most of the technology.
"We've seen so much of our lives transition online this year, from video calls with loved ones during lockdown, to clubs and organisations holding virtual meetings, a surge in streaming services - and demand for our online library catalogue has soared. For those without access to technology, it can be extremely isolating.
"By providing these devices, and teaching recipients how to use them confidently and safely, they'll be able to connect with friends and family, learn, shop and interact online - many for the first time."