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Helping people connect

We are aware that the current situation is difficult – especially for people who cannot use “tech” to connect with others using video calling, or for practical things like online grocery shopping.

The Mosaic tech team has responded to this with “tablets for the tech phobic” – reconfiguring Kindle Fire tablets to provide Zoom calling, email and voice based internet browsing (Alexa).

Some of our wisest (and oldest) members have got online for the first time through this initiative, and everyone who has had a device from us is using it (we know!)

We are also helping people use their existing devices for Zoom and other things they’ve not done before; the team are very happy to spend an hour or more talking people through that, and providing accessories if needed (webcams, speakers, leads to connect to a TV…)

If you know of anyone who this would help please contact us (and try to persuade them to try this!)

Can you help with this initiative? We are asking for 3 things:

  • Please encourage anyone you know who isn’t online to get connected if possible – and please contact us if you’d like advice about that.
  • or If you have any spare old Kindle Fire tablets in a cupboard, or a MIFI router (as we guess you’re not travelling much at the moment!) please contact us
  • or if you can help with this initiative as a (simple!) IT support person then also please contact us
May 24, 2020