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Oakhurst Library Workshop: Free iPhone Training

OAKHURST — Now that 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 Saturday, Dec. 15, a representative from California Phones will be available at the Oakhurst Branch Library from 10 a.m. to noon to offer free Smartphone training for iPhone owners, including users who have difficulty hearing or seeing on their iPhones. Space in the class is limited 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. People interested in the training should contact Sumner’s office prior to the event to see if their Smartphone model is supported. Sumner’s phone number in Fresno is (559) 478-2755, and the TTY (teletypewriter) number is (559) 449-1758. This class is for iPhones only.

At the training session, Sumner said 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,” said Sumner, adding that the training is “for anyone who just got a new iPhone and doesn’t know how to use it.”

The free event, sponsored by the Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library (FOBL), will be held in the library’s Community Room at 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. For more information, or to register for the class, call (559) 683-4838 or visit the FOBL website.

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