The digital economy offers the potential to deliver a socially inclusive infrastructure that enables easy and effective access to a full range of digital services including: the Internet, media, commerce, health, transport and leisure activities. Meaningful access to technology however, goes beyond simply providing the relevant equipment. It requires that users have the necessary skills and knowledge to use the equipment, as well as the ability to understand and appropriately integrate the information.

The Accessibility activity is taking the first steps to provide the tools required for meaningful access, for older adults and disabled people by addressing the widening ‘accessibility gap’. Read more

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How can we make care homes more accessible and welcoming to older people?

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


Vicki Hanson elected as ACM vice president Read More
Date: 22.05.2014