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digital divide

We should celebrate accessibility tools, not hide them away
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digital divide

We should celebrate accessibility tools, not hide them away

Whether in macOS, Apple Watch, Windows 11, or other platforms, there are swathes of great accessibility features available to everyone
27 Aug 2022
What is WCAG and how do these guidelines power accessibility online?
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digital divide

What is WCAG and how do these guidelines power accessibility online?

Experts urge a mentality shift, away from box-ticking compliance, to one that incorporates ease of use into the very fabric of web design
5 Aug 2022
UK gov opens £12m innovation fund to tackle cost of living crisis, regional inequality
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Policy & legislation

UK gov opens £12m innovation fund to tackle cost of living crisis, regional inequality

Funding will enable regulators and local authorities to test and experiment with "bold and ambitious" approaches to the pressing issues of the day
21 Jul 2022
Diversity in tech is a well-trodden path, but change is painfully slow
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Business strategy

Diversity in tech is a well-trodden path, but change is painfully slow

IT leaders have a big role to play in changing attitudes to diversity and inclusion, but not all of them step up to the challenge
14 May 2022
Using the cloud to address the digital skills gap
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Whitepaper

Using the cloud to address the digital skills gap

Boost retention in an increasingly digitised environment
27 Apr 2022
Two in three IT employers struggle to recruit staff with adequate digital skills
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digital divide

Two in three IT employers struggle to recruit staff with adequate digital skills

Three quarters (77%) of surveyed senior UK IT decision-makers claimed that they are currently facing a digital skills gap in their organisation
25 Apr 2022
Primary schools to receive BBC micro:bits in digital literacy push
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Careers & training

Primary schools to receive BBC micro:bits in digital literacy push

The initiative comes amid an "all-time high" shortage of talent in cyber security, big data analytics and technical architects
30 Mar 2022
Lenovo to give £1 from every laptop sale to UK digital poverty charities
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digital divide

Lenovo to give £1 from every laptop sale to UK digital poverty charities

Tech giant to support local authorities and charities with hardware and expertise
24 Mar 2022
Disabled IT professionals are building access for themselves
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Careers & training

Disabled IT professionals are building access for themselves

For visually impaired developers, the tools just aren’t good enough – so they’re taking matters into their own hands
21 Mar 2022
Intel, Barclays to provide laptops to UK teachers unable to access the Internet
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Laptops

Intel, Barclays to provide laptops to UK teachers unable to access the Internet

The initiative aims to help teachers of more than 20,000 UK schoolchildren overcome inadequate online access
10 Mar 2022
Australia allocates $6.7 million to advance women in STEM initiatives
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Careers & training

Australia allocates $6.7 million to advance women in STEM initiatives

Women make up only 28% of the country's STEM workers
11 Feb 2022
DCMS making “little tangible progress” with superfast broadband rollout
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broadband

DCMS making “little tangible progress” with superfast broadband rollout

New report by the Committee of Public Accounts has found that the UK is unlikely to hit the 85% coverage target by 2025
19 Jan 2022
UK gov to open nine new Institutes of Technology to tackle skills shortage
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Careers & training

UK gov to open nine new Institutes of Technology to tackle skills shortage

Courses lasting between six weeks to a year are designed to help students space out their studies and learn at a pace that works for them
17 Dec 2021
Cornwall Council to lend laptops to the homeless
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Laptops

Cornwall Council to lend laptops to the homeless

Partnership with the St Petrocs charity launches initiative to tackle the digital divide
23 Nov 2021
How AI-powered tech can improve digital accessibility
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artificial intelligence (AI)

How AI-powered tech can improve digital accessibility

With COVID highlighting the widening digital divide for people with disabilities, can AI come to the rescue?
23 Nov 2021
How to make workplace tech inclusive for an ageing workforce
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Careers & training

How to make workplace tech inclusive for an ageing workforce

While experienced workers don’t need tech handholding, your business can yet streamline its IT to render it more accessible
19 Nov 2021
Cryptocurrency: Should you invest?
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Cryptocurrency: Should you invest?

Cryptocurrencies aren’t going away – but big questions remain over their longevity, the amount of energy they consume and the morals of investing
27 Oct 2021
Digital literacy is as important as reading and writing, Vodafone claims
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Digital literacy is as important as reading and writing, Vodafone claims

A study from the company found that half of 18-24-year olds have limited access to a laptop, tablet or PC
12 Oct 2021
A look at some of the UK's best digital skills initiatives
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Careers & training

A look at some of the UK's best digital skills initiatives

We take a look at the programmes attempting to bridge the UK's growing skills gap
23 Sep 2021
What is bandwidth?
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broadband

What is bandwidth?

We look at how bandwidth works, and why your internet connection sometimes slows to a crawl
8 Sep 2021
Podcast transcript: How laptop libraries can boost digital skills
Podcast transcript: How laptop libraries can boost digital skills
Laptops

Podcast transcript: How laptop libraries can boost digital skills

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
20 Aug 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: How laptop libraries can boost digital skills
The IT Pro Podcast: How laptop libraries can boost digital skills
Laptops

The IT Pro Podcast: How laptop libraries can boost digital skills

Young people need access to devices if they’re to develop crucial digital skills
20 Aug 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Can 5G close the digital divide?
The IT Pro Podcast: Can 5G close the digital divide?
5G

The IT Pro Podcast: Can 5G close the digital divide?

Connectivity is essential for modern life - but can 5G help bring it to those without?
6 Aug 2021