Poor health, disability, family breakdown, poverty and unemployment are just some of the reasons why people of all ages may become marginalised from society. SiDE aims to tackle social exclusion by making it easier for people to access the life-changing benefits offered by digital technologies. Research is focusing on four activities where digital technologies can deliver major social benefits: Connected Home & Community, Accessibility, Inclusive Transport, and the Creative Industries. An interdisciplinary approach is essential for the work to have a real impact, and so these activities are being investigated from the research perspectives of technology, society, business and the user. Watch our video and find out more here

Featured Case Study

SiDE user panel

The SiDE User Panels feature older people with differing opinions of technology, from those who enjoy technology to those who are not engaged with it at all. Read More


SiDE's Portrait project has been featured in a parliamentary report on assistive technology Read More
Date: 05.08.2014


Register now for our showcase event on 15th January. Read More
Date: 15.01.2015