Making it easier to stay online

Find out more about organisations to help you get online and make using computers easier when you have Parkinson's.

As well as desktop computers and laptops there are other devices, such as tablets and smartphones, that you can use to access the internet. There are also many ways you can adapt your devices, using assistive technology, equipment, software and apps, to suit your specific needs and abilities. 

The organisations below can help you get started.

  • AbilityNet - Provide expert advice on using computer technology for people with Parkinson's and other disabilities, and can help you get the most out of your technology. We've parterned with Ability Net to help you get online and boost your digital skills. Find out more.
  • Age UK - Runs taster sessions where older people can learn to use computers and the internet (0800 169 6565).
  • Barclays Bank Digital Eagles – Offers free online courses to teach you about technology, internet safety and other digital tips.
  • BBC Webwise - Has useful guides to social media, computer basics and a selection of online courses.
  • Disabled Living Foundation – Offers help on daily living equipment and assistive technology.
  • Learn My Way - Offers online courses on using a computer and basic internet skills.
  • Which - Offers independent buying advice on computer equipment and internet service providers.

Get online and improve your digital skills

We’ve partnered with AbilityNet to help people with Parkinson’s get online and boost their digital skills.

Find someone who understands

Our online forum is an active space to share tips and tricks when you have Parkinson's. Watch this short video to find out more.

Last updated October 2022. If you'd like to find out more about how we put our information together, please contact us at [email protected]