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Virtual Christmas Party 2020

Please join us at our Tap into IT Virtual Christmas Party 2020 – online of course this year. Date: Friday 18th December Time: From 3pm Access: Email me and I’ll send you a zoom link There’ll be: a Christmas Quiz a prize for the best Christmas jumper / other piece of festive attire groan-worthy jokes […]

Get Online Week 2020 Update

Get Online Week 2020 was a challenge with all the restrictions in place due to COVID-19. However, our fantastic trustees, staff and volunteers managed to pull it out of the bag. They organised a: quiz, virtual coffee afternoon, get online bingo and a general chat session. Mike Ellis, Executive Director, “attended” each of the events […]

How to Report Phishing Email

Lorence, a Tap into IT Trustee and volunteer, recently shared his tale, with us, about the struggle he had to report a phishing email to the purported originator. He complained to BT, about a phishing email that he had received and the impossibility of notifying them about this. BT phoned Lorence about his complaint and […]

Amazon Smile

Smile.amazon.co.uk offers the same products and shopping features as amazon.co.uk. By using Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) to your favourite charity. To set this up, go to smile.amazon.co.uk. Login as normal, go to your account and select the charity of your choice –  Tap into […]

Get Online Week 2020

GET ONLINE WEEK 2020: 19-25 October Get Online Week is fast approaching. “What is Get Online Week?”, I hear you ask. It’s a week long celebration marked out to bring digital inclusion to the Nation’s attention as there are over 4 million people in the UK that are not yet online. You may have attended […]

TapIT September Newsletter

We have just published our September TapIT e-Newsletter! If you’ve not already subscribed to receive our newsletters – scroll down to the bottom of this page to where it states “Newsletter – Sign Up!” and add your email address. Then press the subscribe button. You will receive an email asking you to confirm that you […]

Volunteers Week 2020

A ‘shoutout’ during Volunteers’ Week 2020, to Tap into IT’s 36 Volunteers. People who volunteer their time, skills and patience at our Clubs, on our Board of Directors, behind the scenes in raising awareness online, in print and at events showcasing what we do, in delivering flyers, in minute-taking and helping with other admin and […]

Tap into IT Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) this year will be held on Wednesday, 10th June, 7-8pm. We are assuming that ‘lockdown’ restrictions will still apply, so the meeting will be online. Please let us know, by completing the contact form, if you can attend the Annual General Meeting and we’ll send you the link.

Adapting our Business to life under lockdown

Tap into IT Where You Are is a small Edinburgh based charity with over 10 years experience of helping older people, including those with disabilities and health problems, access the internet and digital technology. We are adapting our services to accommodate the Government’s social distancing requirements. Read more …. Executive Director Mike Ellis added, “I’m […]

Shielding Letter and Supermarkets

Firstly, if you have received a SHIELDING letter from John Swinney, MSP recently, then you can register with the Shielding Service by TEXT, via your mobile phone.  Once you have done this, you can TEXT the Shielding number to receive FREE weekly grocery packs. These will take up to a week to be delivered. It […]