Case study: Senior leaders programme

Aaliya Seyal was a champion for digital growth within Airdrie Bureau prior to being accepted on to the Senior Leader programme. Aaliya saw the Senior Leader programme as an ideal opportunity to learn and further challenge herself in supporting staff and volunteers and the organisation to transform practices.
North

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11 resources for understanding digital accessibility

11 resources for understanding digital accessibility

Our partners at Citizens Online have written this very useful blog on key principles and tips for designing digital products for maximum accessibility:
 

This post is just a small selection of some of the resources we have found useful to learn from as we work. The

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Case study: Coffee Pot Computing

Coffee Pot Computing is a group of volunteers who offer support to Eastbourne residents aged 50+ to enable them to get to grips with modern technology and keep in touch with family and friends. Absolute beginners are our speciality, there are no formal lessons and no booking is required, we

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Research with One Digital and UWS – what I’m reading

Research with One Digital and UWS – what I’m reading

It’s been a couple of months now since I started my research with One Digital and the University of the West of Scotland and I already feel that to pick out some highlights from my reading is a tall order. So, grab a coffee (and apologies if there are some

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The successes & challenges of running a Digital Champion programme

The successes & challenges of running a Digital Champion programme

There are always obstacles that are met along the way to creating a successful, versatile and sustainable programme. At Age UK, we have pulled together some of the successes and challenges encountered when running a Digital Champion (DC) programme with older people.
Success 1: Reaching those most in

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“Language Matters” Digital Employability Research Launch & Workshop

“Language Matters” Digital Employability Research Launch & Workshop

On Monday 11th of June, the soon-to-be-decommissioned Tech Partnership hosted the launch of their “Language Matters” research document. The findings have been a long time coming and are the results of quantitative analysis of over 100,000 job adverts for digital specialists and nearly 3,000 titles of IT-related degrees, along with

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Case study: Peter’s story

Introducing Peter
Peter Greenfield has been volunteering on the Digital Brighton & Hove project since October 2016 on an ad hoc basis. With over 40 years’ experience working in IT in technical and management roles, Peter was keen to start doing some volunteering as he reached retirement. As a Volunteer

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Case study: Rachel’s story

Rachel Martin has been working as a professional Digital Champion for Citizens Online since the July 2017, working 18 hours a week – as well as 14 hours a week for the Gwynedd Council Libraries service. She spends most of her time as a Digital Champion in a Library in

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Essential Digital Skills

Essential Digital Skills

Earlier this month, I joined many people and organisations who champion digital inclusion at Lloyds Banking Group’s launch of their Consumer Digital Index 2018.
The digital index tracks the number of people in the UK who have none, some or all of the digital skills they need to benefit

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One Digital Spring Update 2018

One Digital Spring Update 2018

Welcome to the first quarterly update for One Digital. One Digital is a digital skills partnership developed by Age UK, Citizens Online, Clarion Futures, Digital Unite and SCVO. At the heart of One Digital is the recruitment and training of Digital Champions to deliver essential digital skills support to

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