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Initiative to help people with sight problems online

Most of us probably take surfing the net for granted, but what is it like if you're blind or have sight difficulties and can't see the web pages? New software built in to many computers scans the words and reads out what on the page.

Now the Royal National Institute for the Blind is offering to train 125,000 people with sight or hearing problems in how to get online.

Our Correspondent Mark Gough has been to meet two people who already are.

Smart phone or tablet for every frontline police officer

Every frontline police officer in Staffordshire is to get a smart phone or tablet as part of a mobile technology programme which will "give them the information they need at their finger-tips".

Staffordshire Police hopes the technology will save hours of police time Credit: ITV News Central

Staffordshire Police said the initiative would "keep police on the beat" and mean fewer trips back to their offices to complete paperwork, submit reports or statements and access files.

It is hoped the technology will free up an extra 250,000 hours of police time on the beat a year - the equivalent of an extra 100 officers on duty.

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