Senior Center open house 6.12.12
Platteville Senior Center Open House Showcases Computer Loan Program, Free Training
The Platteville Senior Center is one of several locations in the Grant County area that offers free computer access, technology equipment loan programs, and free, hands-on training for a variety of computer hardware, software and online programs.
The Center will be hosting an open house Tuesday, June 12, 4-7PM to showcase what’s available for area residents. Also included that day will be demonstrations on the Induction Loop Sound System installed by Lifeline Amplification with company representative Mike Mair. The loop system allows people with hearing aids to clearly hear presenters with just the touch of a button.
This event is free and open to the public.
Just the facts:
What: Open House, Platteville Senior Center
When: Tuesday, June 12 2012, 4-7PM
Where: 55 S. Court St., Platteville WI (Google Map)
Who: Open to the public
Platteville is one of five communities around Wisconsin currently benefitting from the Building Community Capacity through Broadband project, a federal grant-funded project led by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. The project connects communities with free loaner computers and trainings to help close the “digital divide,” strengthen communities and build economic strength.
Platteville currently has six iPads for use in training or to be lent out on a trial basis as opportunities become available, and six Dell Latitude laptops available for check out. Each is equipped with a wireless card. If you have your own laptop but no Internet connection, you can check wireless cards out separately at the Platteville Business Incubator. You can find more information on the loaner program here.
You can find photos of the BCCB-Platteville project in action here.