How to use technology to keep in touch with family and friends

This FREE webinar recording offers information and support on how you can stay connected with family and friends using technology during a time of social isolation - and to learn skills for when it is no longer necessary. 

The recording can be viewed below or on YouTube. The slides are also shared below as well as all useful links mentioned in the webinar.

Part of AbilityNet Live - the AbilityNet response to the COVID-19 Emergency

Download the transcript

What does the webinar cover?

In this webinar we introduce you to different ways you can communicate using technology. We explore the options you have with devices that you may own already, and showcase specific communication devices, which may be less familiar. 

During the webinar we:

  1. Inform you how you can connect at a distance via technology
  2. Explain the pros and cons of each option
  3. Signpost you to simple guidance to help you get started
  4. Answer any questions you may have

Who is this webinar for?

Anyone. In these unprecedented times, we're all learning to do things in new ways. Our specific focus is on older and disabled people who need support now more than ever. We're also mindful of the strain of being separated from someone you normally care for. technology can help you to keep in touch.

The webinar lasts 1 hour and includes a brief question and answer session.


Useful links from the webinar


My Computer My Way



Google Hangouts


Facebook Portal


Getting connected to the internet



Date of webinar: 
7 Apr 2020 - 13:00