Citizens Online News

Volunteers required for Gwynedd digital inclusion project

Published: May 21st, 2015 | Author: Laura Simpson

National digital inclusion project, Citizens Online is looking for new volunteers to support their project in Gwynedd. We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic people to help local learners to learn about computers and how to get online. Citizens Online is setting up free weekly IT drop in sessions in Caernarfon, Dolgellau and Pwllheli to […]


Citizens Online publishes final Get IT Together report

Published: May 21st, 2015 | Author: Laura Simpson

Citizens Online has published the final Get IT Together report. The report highlights the successes of the programme and includes a comprehensive evaluation of the benefits of being online for individuals – for example, finding employment; reducing social isolation and having more confidence. The programme has been structured to ensure there is a lasting legacy […]


Internet club wins an award

Published: May 18th, 2015 | Author: Laura Simpson

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. In Nairn, members of the BIG Club, that helps […]


From Learner to Tutor in a matter of weeks

Published: May 12th, 2015 | Author: Laura Simpson

When faced with new technology, sometimes a little help is all you need to open up a world of new opportunities. Even those with good IT skills can get a helping hand when it comes to a new device or software. Pete, who lives in the Badenoch and Strathspey area is a great example of […]


Hotspots – news from our Highlands and Islands projects – April 2015

Published: May 6th, 2015 | Author: Laura Simpson

Hotspots is a monthly publication keeping you up-to-date with all of the news from our Highlands projects. Please click here to view the report:HotSpots April 2015 newsletter


Local resident gets online at the Salvation Army Whitleigh work club

Published: Apr 19th, 2015 | Author: Laura Simpson

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. […]


Learning new literacy skills at the Plymouth work club

Published: Apr 19th, 2015 | Author: Laura Simpson

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 […]


Our Digital Zone classes help local learners get online in Kiltarlity

Published: Apr 13th, 2015 | Author: Laura Simpson

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 […]


Our Digital Zone classes help Eleanor keep in touch with friends and family

Published: Apr 13th, 2015 | Author: Laura Simpson

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. 73-year-old Eleanor lives in Beauly and has been attending […]


Citizens Online calls for digital accessibility education, encouragement and enforcement

Published: Apr 7th, 2015 | Author: Laura Simpson

Citizens Online [1] has released a digital accessibility report (accessible pdf) summarising the state of play regarding web accessibility [2]. The report looks at policy and standards as well as demographic and technological trends, and finds: Progress is being made [3] The majority of websites nonetheless fail to meet minimum requirements for accessibility [4] Standards, guidelines, […]