Citizens Online are Digital Leaders
Citizens Online are delighted to have won the Digital Leaders Award for Best Digital Inclusion Product or Service.
We have been working in the sector for 15 years, innovating local partnerships to embed digital inclusion and helping to build digitally resilient communities. Our white paper ‘The case for a systemic approach to digital skills‘ shows what we have learnt about what’s important for digital inclusion.
Our long term partnership with BT running the Get IT Together Programme has been a huge success, not just helping over 20,000 people to gain digital skills but also demonstrate a social value to those new internet users of £1,064.
We are also very pleased to be working in a new cross-sector partnership with AbilityNet, Age UK, Affinity Sutton, and SCVO led by Digital Unite. Further details will be made available soon.
Rhondda Cynon Taf
The key objectives are to support older people to go online who have never been online before. We are also supporting young people with employability skills.
About Citizens Online
Citizens Online is a national charity that was set up to tackle the issues of digital exclusion, to make sure that the Internet is available to everybody and to help individuals and communities understand and gain the benefits of being online.
We work in a number of ways, offering a powerful approach to digital inclusion that can be both sustainable and scalable.
Fix the Web
Poor standards of web accessibility mean many disabled people are excluded from using big parts of the internet.
Fix the Web is offering a solution! Disabled people report problems in under a minute. Volunteers take these issues forward with website owners.
We have a number of Case Studies from the current Get IT Together programme.
Turbo Taster sessions help local residents to get online.
Digital skills classes help Bob to explore the internet.
Our Digital Zone - Inner Moray Firth deliver IT courses in Tomich, Cannich, Struy/Aigas, and Glenurquhart.
Citizens Online on Video
Project Coordinator Julie-Anne Burrows talks about Get IT Together – Bristol
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Citizens Online is thrilled to have won the Best Digital Inclusion Product or Service award at the recent Digital Leader 100 Awards. The 2015 Digital Leaders 100 list honours the highest digital achievements from across the UK’s public, private and non-profit sectors, celebrating individuals and organisations who are leveraging digital to transform the UK’s public […]
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