May
06

Read live radio! Radio subtitles to be made available for the 1st time in Ireland

For the first time in Ireland, live radio will be captioned to allow access for the 17% of the Irish population with a hearing impairment. On Wednesday 11th May, 8-9am on RTE Radio 1 will be captioned and can be viewed on www.seewritenow.ie

This event is of particular interest to the 17% of the Irish population with a hidden hearing disability. The captions can also be viewed by those using English as their second language or for those working in a noisy environment, gym, factory etc. (If you have any more ideas about the application of this technology pop a comment in below!)

May
05

Access Wicklow County Council meetings via live captions

Here’s an unusual and inclusive use of technology and the internet. We’d love to hear about other county councils with innovative approaches to accessibility issues that they experience.

Premier Captioning & Realtime will be providing live captions to the internet of Wicklow County Council meeting on Monday 9th May from 2pm. The captions can be viewed on www.seewritenow.ie. This service is available for all monthly Council meetings.

Live captioning makes the Council meetings accessible to those with a hearing impairment, people using English as their second language and for those that cannot attend in person.

Premier Captioning & Realtime are contracted by Wicklow County Council to provide this service but you can contact them directly for more information at info@pcr.ie or 087 6988146 (texts).

Apr
28

FREE WEBINAR – 5 Keys To Better Online Copy

Are you confident that the copy your write online in your blog posts, sales pages and event social media sites is effective in helping you attract more leads and customers?

In this webinar Krishna De (BizGrowthNews.com) and Ann Donnelly (e-business.ie) will share best practice tips for writing effective online copy.

They will be covering 5 key tips for writing effective online copy including:

  • Why copy writing matters in your online marketing – the key differences between writing copy for your online marketing and offline marketing
  • Tips for developing your call to action for your sales page, your online video, your Facebook Page and your Tweets and how simple changes will boost your website conversions, lead generation and sales
  • and a few participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback from Ann and Krishna about your on your online copy live on the webinar.

So if you want to make sure that your online copy writing converts your website traffic into leads and customers you do not want to miss this free event.

This webinar is aimed at entrepreneurs and business leaders who want to learn about how to boost their lead generation and sales through writing more effective online copy.

You can register at http://bgn.bz/dtn11 and the Twitter hashtags are #bocwebinar #dtn11

More information about this unique webinar click here or connect with Krishna online at http://www.Facebook.com/KrishnaDe and connect with Ann online at http://www.Facebook.com/omdebusiness

Apr
26

Seminars and walk-in clinics, Galway

Quay StA group of internet and media students in Galway who currently run their own course and organize their own speakers will host an afternoon of  seminars and walk in clinics for business owners or the general public who want to learn more about the internet and social media and helping to answer any questions that they may have about an internet presence.

You can find out more about this group at w3projects.org.

The short seminars will be on subjects like social media, internet hosting, web design, SEO, and affiliate marketing. However space is limited so places will have to be booked in advance for these seminars. Please contact Michelle at 086 3735113 to book this event or for more information.

This afternoon of seminars and clinics are aimed more at the business community as this is the sector they have been working with on their course W3 projects.  They feel that a lot of businesses in their area are not capitalizing on internet usage or using social media for maximum benefit.  The aim is to change this and a number of their group have set up their own businesses in this area.

The Galway Technical Institute kindly sponsor this group and will also provide the venue for this afternoon of opportunity.

Image above by Barnacles Hostels on Flickr

One full hour is allowed for lunch and it will be a seated lunch with buffet stations dotted around the lunch areas.
The lunch sponsorship package includes the following:
• Sponsor logo on each delegate table and at the buffet stations
• One piece of A4 Literature included in the delegate packs
• Publicity on the IIA Conference website and as part of the pre-event marketing

Apr
26

Social Media know-how: workshop May 12th

Fingal County Libraries are offering a selection of Social Media Know How Workshops in local libraries in the area. These workshops will cover the basics of some of the more popular social networks. A great opportunity to find out what all this twittering about facebook on the youtube is! The workshop facilitator is Eoin Purcell.

This event takes place at Blanchardstown Library on Thursday May 12th from 6.45 – 8.45pm. All are welcome but space is limited so get in touch soon to book your place.

Please contact BlanchLibrary@fingalcoco.ie or 01-8704430 to book a place

Apr
26

Social media know how: workshop May 10th

Library Lovers Day Fingal County Libraries are offering a selection of Social Media Know How Workshops in local libraries in the area. These workshops will cover the basics of some of the more popular social networks. A great opportunity to find out what all this twittering about facebook on the youtube is! The workshop facilitator is Eoin Purcell.

The venue is Rush Library at 6.45pm on Tuesday 10th May. There are 20 spaces at this workshop so get your name down before it’s too late.

Please contact rushlibrary@fingalcoco.ie or 01-8704430 to book a place.

Image by Mosman Library from Flickr

Apr
21

Social media know how: workshop May 11th

Work with schools, Library for the Blind : visit of blind Bo...Yvonne O’Brien of Fingal County Libraries is offering a selection of social media know how workshops in local libraries in the area. These workshops will cover the basics of some of the more popular social networks. A great opportunity to find out what all this twittering about facebook on the youtube is!

This first one takes place in Malahide Library at 6.45pm on Wednesday 11th May. There are 20 spaces at this workshop so get your name down before it’s too late. The workshop facilitator is Eoin Purcell.

Please contact malahidelibrary@fingalcoco.ie or 01-8704430 to book a place

Apr
19

Get confident online with Fingal County Libraries

This event is a series of classes aimed at demonstrating the usage of popular websites. There will be a particular focus on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Boards, Flickr and MySpace but the classes will not be limited to these. It will also be covering the use of more practical websites such as Skype, Amazon, eBay and the various media players on-line such as YouTube or RTE/BBC players.

The class will start off by demonstrating the basics of creating pages/profiles for these various websites and then explain how to use each site fully. The ultimate goal is for people to realize the full potential of the more popular web applications and to feel confident in their usage.

Fingal County Council, Libraries Department is running this event which takes place in Blanchardstown Library.

Who should attend?

The class is open to anyone who understands basic internet usage but wishes to fully understand and use various practical websites. A certain level of internet knowledge will be necessary, e.g. having a personal email account.

When are the classes on?

The classes will run every Thursday at 2.30pm beginning 5th May and running for six weeks until the 9th June.

Find out more:

Contact Brian Mulcahy, 01 8905563 OR Betty Boardman 01 8905568 – there are 12 places on this course so please contact them soon to avoid disappointment.

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