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Using Technology to connect With New People

csno01
csno01 Member Posts: 277 Pioneering
Hi There,

I hope everyone is keeping safe and well.

I have a question on the use of Technology and online groups in order to connect with new people, due to the Pandemic.

Since Lockdown began, I am aware the use of both Technology and Social Media has become even more popular and has brought people together. I agree the Scope Forum is a great Platform for this kind of thing. I was just wondering if anyone knew of any others such as RNIB?

Many thanks,
CSn01

Comments

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,097 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community, an interesting subject you have brought up
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    I am not too sure about other forums but there must be some out there. I have started to use zoom which I didnt use before
  • csno01
    csno01 Member Posts: 277 Pioneering
    janer1967 said:
    Hi and welcome to the community, an interesting subject you have brought up
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    I am not too sure about other forums but there must be some out there. I have started to use zoom which I didnt use before
    Thanks for your response Janer1967.

    I bet there are. We just have to find them. 

    I heard about one on a News report for the visually impaired called Deathblind UK. That got me thinking about similar platforms. So I am on a quest ha ha.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,097 Disability Gamechanger
    That's good I am visually impaired too 

    Keep sharing anything you find as other members will no doubt be interested 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    RNIB do have facebook groups for different parts of the UK which you might find helpful. :)
    Scope

  • csno01
    csno01 Member Posts: 277 Pioneering
    RNIB do have facebook groups for different parts of the UK which you might find helpful. :)
    Hi Chloe,
    This is something I forgot to mention in my original post. I am familiar with the RNIB FaceBook groups, I dip in from time to time. I was wondering if there were any others besides these? 

    Thanks
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,412

    Scope community team

    edited August 2020
    Hi @csno01
    This link takes you to the RNIB connect page that has an events page and a radio station https://www.rnib.org.uk/rnibconnect  If I find any other groups I'll make sure to let you know :)
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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @csno01, were you able to find anything else?

    I've found RNIB Talk which is a befriending service for blind and partially sighted adults. Also, RNIB connect has a Facebook page, events, radio station and a magazine. :)
    Scope

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