Working with vulnerable groups to develop digital skills

Working with vulnerable groups to develop digital skills

Turning Point Scotland (TPS) are working with the SCVO Digital Team and the Mhor Collective to train staff as Digital Champions.  This will enable them to work with different services users in a number of locations across Glasgow and the central belt of Scotland.
It was interesting to

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Gwynedd – supporting digital skills in a rural area

Gwynedd – supporting digital skills in a rural area

I recently visited the One Digital project Digital Gwynedd run by Citizens Online which is active across Gwynedd in north-west Wales.  The network has been delivering support over the last seven years.  It involves a very wide range of partners – including the local Council, libraries service, Job

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What I’m reading

What I’m reading

Despite the warmest summer since 1976 (I was reliably informed at a Digital Champion training session with the wonderful C-Change Scotland that ’76 was the last roaster of a summer and we discussed at length melting tarmac, skint knees and eating Wall’s Feet in the Airdrie area – as well

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One Digital Summer Update

One Digital Summer Update

We are now at the end of quarter 4 (and our first year of the One Digital programme – hurrah!) It’s been a busy and exciting few months and we have some great achievements to share with you, keep reading for a snapshot of what we’ve been up

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One Digital hosts “Digital Dialogue” with external partners

One Digital hosts “Digital Dialogue” with external partners

Clarion Futures is part of the national One Digital programme, which works with 4 external partners and funding from the Big Lottery Fund to help 40,000 people improve their digital skills. Clarion Futures is developing paid and volunteer Digital Champions to enhance the digital skills of residents and community

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Top resources for understanding digital accessibility

Top 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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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, digital inclusion programme with older people.
Success 1: Reaching those most

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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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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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