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Last Updated: Wednesday, 17 May 2006, 05:36 GMT 06:36 UK
Web made easy for NI households
The CD Rom aims to make the internet more accessible
A new CD-Rom aimed at making the internet easy and accessible for everyone is to be delivered to every home in Northern Ireland.

The Internet Made Easy CD was launched as part of the government's adult learners week from 22-26 May.

Bill McCluggage, head of the delivery and innovation division, said the disc contained a lot of useful information.

"The internet is for everyone, but we need to help people understand the world wide web," he said.

The disc explains in simple, easy to understand steps, how to use a computer, how to connect to the internet and how to search and browse the world wide web.

It also highlights the benefits of using the internet by explaining how it can be used to stay in contact with friends and family through email and instant messaging.

There are also easy to follow steps on how to bank online, find a job, learn about consumer rights, internet security and a great deal more.

The disc also makes it easier for people to find their nearest internet access point.

By texting the word INTERNET and their full postcode to 60900 members of the public will instantly get a text message back to tell them where their nearest public internet access point is.

Those without a mobile phone can contact the Educational Guidance Service for Adults on 0845 602 6632 and speak to an adviser who will help them find their nearest place where they can access the internet.

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