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Webinar: Closing the digital divide

June 4th 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak has forced many people to move their lives on line. But it has been tough for people without access to the internet. What can be done to get more people included in the digital world?

Date:  15th July 2020
Time:  3pm

Keynote speaker

Emma Stone, Director of Design, Research and Communications at the Good Things Foundation.

Emma leads the design, research and comms teams at the Good Things Foundation, a social change charity that supports socially excluded people to improve their lives through digital. The charity brings together thousands of community partners to make up the Online Centres Network, reaching deep into communities to help people gain the support and skills they need to change their lives and overcome social challenges.

Panelists

Matthew Lloyd, Digital Communities Wales Programme Manager (South East Wales)

Matt manages the Digital Communities Wales programme in South East Wales, having previously worked on Communities 2.0 and [email protected] This work brings together his training as an engineer and his passion for community development. He is based at the Wales Co-operative Centre, where has has worked since 2006.

 

Scott Tandy, Community Regeneration Officer, Newydd Housing Association

Scott leads digital inclusion for Newydd Housing Association. He is responsible for improving tenant confidence, health and well-being through digital means. Scott’s recent work has focused on the collaboration of partners to enable service users to access and benefit from digital equipment and internet.

 

The Coronavirus outbreak has forced many people to move their lives on line, from Zoom meetings to internet shopping to Facebook quizzes and e-consultations with a GP.  It is likely that many of these changes will stick.

What does that mean for people who do not have access to the internet, e.g. because they do not have the money for a broadband line or computer or they do not have the skills?

Join this timely webinar to explore why digital inclusion matters now more than ever, and what can be done.

Why you should participate

By participating you will find out more about digital take up during the pandemic and learn about innovative approaches to get more people online in the future.

How to get involved

Attendance is free but you must register in advance by clicking the button below.  We welcome questions in advance as well as questions during the webinar, although we do not promise to be able to include every one.

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