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Guest Post: Using Data for Good – the latest from the largest measure of UK Digital Capability and the new Essential Digital Skills Framework

The Lloyds Bank Consumer Digital Index is the largest measure of financial and digital capability of people in the UK, and now in its third year of publication. In this guest post, Nick Williams, MD of Consumer and Commercial Digital …

#VolunteeringMatters: Celebrating volunteering in all its diversity

It’s Volunteers’ Week. This national event takes place 1-7 June every year. Claire Donaldson, Early Careers Policy and Engagement Strategy Lead for the Digital Skills and Inclusion team at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) explains why we should be celebrating volunteering in all its diversity.

A newly improved Digital Inclusion Evaluation Toolkit

In 2015 we published a digital inclusion evaluation toolkit (“Evaluate IT”). Since then, the team has worked with members of the Digital Inclusion Research and Evaluation Working Group, organisations in local government, the charity sector and housing associations, to test …

Smartphones and people with disabilities: the power and the promise

Robin Christopherson MBE is Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet, a UK charity that helps older people and disabled people of all ages use computers and the internet. Here he shares his experience of how advances in technology have improved his daily …