We run formal lessons for users of Windows-based personal computers (Computing Skills Group). However, as iPads are far simpler to use, we have found it preferable instead to have a facility for total beginners and a separate “self-help” group for those with more experience. This was modelled originally on our very successful Computers Self-Help group. There is a leader and someone on-hand with technical skills, but the emphasis is on learning from each other by sharing experience, ideas, problems, solutions, etc.
• iPad Help for Beginners - For new owners of iPads. Leader – Jean Farguson. Jean gives help on a one-to-one basis by introducing the new owner to the iPad, guiding them through the basics and showing them how useful the iPad can be. For many people this is sufficient.
• iPad Self-Help Group For those who have gained some experience in using their iPad and wish to know more about it and its uses. Leader – Philip Watts, with technical support from Ian Buckingham. This group meets on the third Thursday of each month, normally in members’ homes.
Spaces are currently available in iPad Self-Help for Beginners. There is currently a waiting list for the iPad Self-help Group but spaces do become available. Alternatively, if we have enough people on the waiting list then we will look at running a second iPad Self-Help Group. So, don’t be despondent! If you are interested in joining a group or at least putting yourself on the waiting list to join, contact the leader by clicking on their name above.