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Free Training for New iPhone Owners

OAKHURST — If you’ve taken a leap of faith into the age of technology and purchased an iPhone, you may be wondering how this compact marvel of engineering can actually make your life easier.

On Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, a representative from California Phones will be available at the Oakhurst Branch Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to offer free Smartphone training for iPhone owners, including users who have difficulty hearing or seeing on their iPhones. The class is limited to 12 and reservations are required by calling the library at (559) 683-4838.

Robert “Skippy” Sumner, an outreach specialist for the Deaf & Disabled Telecommunications Program of the California Telephone Access Program, says people must bring their own iPhone to participate, and people interested in the training should contact his office prior to the event to see if their Smartphone model is supported. His phone number in Fresno is (559) 478-2755. The TTY (teletypewriter) number is (559) 449-1758.

This class is for iPhones only. Training classes for Android phones will be held at a future time.

A second iPhone training class is scheduled at the Oakhurst Library on Monday, March 5, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon. Again, the class is limited to 12 and reservations are required by calling the library at the phone number listed above.

At the training session, Sumner says participants will learn how to make their iPhone louder and easier to hear, send text messages, turn their iPhone into a magnifier, connect Bluetooth devices and operate the basic functions of an iPhone.

“There is so much more to learn,” he adds, saying that the training is “for anyone who just got a new iPhone and doesn’t know how to use it.”

Sumner, will be assisting CTAP Lead Trainer David Rocha at the event which will be held in the library’s Community Room at 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst.

The free class is sponsored by the Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library. For more information, call (559) 683-4838 or visit www.oakhurstfobl.com.

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