Access for all
The Access for All unit is a small computer suite housing 6 PCs and is located on the ground floor of the Central Library, Halifax. The purpose of the unit is to deliver a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment for the use of people aged, primarily, over 55 - and in particular those of this age group who have a limited knowledge or understanding of ICT facilities and are taking their first steps towards getting online.
If you are over 55 and want to learn more about computers, the Internet and email, then pop into the Access for All unit; there is always a member of staff on hand to help with any problems. They can set you up with the training programme Go On|, and direct you to other helpful guides and resources.
An area of the unit is set aside for people to use their own laptops and if you have a laptop and want to learn more about how to use it the Access for All staff can help. One-to-one sessions can be booked, where a member of staff will sit with you and go through some of the basics of using a laptop. The advice you receive will help you become more confident and familiar with the use of your device.
The unit also has facilities for people with visual impairments and other disabilities:
- a wheelchair accessible PC bench providing easier access to a PC;
- software to help people with visual impairment use the PCs and access the Internet;
- magnification tools to assist people in reading important documents, completing forms etc.
In addition, the unit also houses the Mental Health Collection. The collection contains a range of books and material concerned with mental health issues and can be borrowed by Calderdale Library members.
|Monday||10.00 am to 5.00 pm|
|Tuesday||10.00 am to 5.00 pm|
|Thursday||10.00 am to 5.00 pm|
|Friday||10.00 am to 5.00 pm|
|Saturday||10.00 am to 2.00 pm|
- 01422 392607.
For more information telephone 01422 392639.