Citizens Online calls for digital skills shake-up
In a white paper jointly published today with channel shift experts, Trapeze Transformation, they say that current initiatives are unlikely to substantially reduce the Digital Divide and that a new “Systemic” approach is needed.
The research suggests that statutory bodies in local communities, including the local council, Job Centre Plus and Housing Associations, will only succeed in tacking digital exclusion if they collaborate with voluntary sector organisations to build an evidenced based “digital ecosystem”.
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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.
Digital champion workshop at Bristol Debt Advice Centre.
Classes help Brenda to send her first email.
Partnership working in Orkney helps tenant Jim Reid to get online
Citizens Online on Video
Our Digital Zone - Inner Moray Firth helps staff from JobCentre Plus - Inverness to get online.
In Plymouth, BT, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Community Healthcare, Jobcentre Plus and Citizens Online are working together to run the Get IT Together Programme, a community development approach to digital inclusion. Earlier in the year, Get IT Together Plymouth in conjunction with Salvation Army Whitleigh helped a 59 year old local resident to get online. […]
In Plymouth, BT, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Community Healthcare, Jobcentre Plus and Citizens Online are working together to run the Get IT Together Programme, a community development approach to digital inclusion. The Get IT Together team were made aware of a lady, through the Salvation Army Whitleigh work club, who had started looking for work […]
When faced with new technology, sometimes a little help is all you need to open up a world of new opportunities. Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Citizens Online are working together to help people get the skills they need to make the most from the internet. Following a request from the local Community Council, the […]