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Tackling the digital divide: removing the barriers to online access for all

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Millions of people in the UK are missing out on the benefits of using the internet. Initiatives, such as free connectivity in community spaces, are helping them to apply for jobs, improve skills and get support Getting online transformed Bernard Whitbay's life. Suffering from poor health, the 72-year-old from Salford spent most of the last 18 months in isolation at home. Without basic IT skills, he couldn't shop online or even make video calls to his grandchildren and became increasingly depressed. Then a friend put him in touch with Tech and Tea , a local digital skills project for the...
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