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Lynne Thompson
  • Halesowen
  • United Kingdom
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Lynne Thompson commented on Miranda Clarke's blog post Accessibility tools such as Browse Aloud
"Hi Miranda, If you haven't already come across it.  I thought I would also direct you to the Web Accessibility Initiative - Designing for Inclusion. http://www.w3.org/WAI/users/Overview.html"
Dec 17, 2015
Lynne Thompson replied to Kate Connolly's discussion Vulnerable customers
"Following on from what James mentioned with regard to life challenges  interests and engagement.  With ex-offenders and substance misuse.  I think the key is talking to them about the various support websites they could look at for…"
May 7, 2015
Lynne Thompson commented on Craig Stephenson's photo
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Digital Poverty Spiral (1)

"It's just not a matter of lack of skills and experience with technology, that keep sectors of society on the digital poverty spiral. Learning disabilities, issues of numeracy, literacy, religious values, family dynamics and neighbourhood…"
Mar 23, 2015
Lynne Thompson commented on Vicky Lawson's event 'Social Housing and Digital Inclusion: People not Technology'
"With the onset of Universal Credit, and the housing sector having the obligation to try and ensure that tenants are capable of understanding and making a claim. This event is useful in terms of collating strategies for tenant engagement and…"
Mar 5, 2015
Lynne Thompson posted a blog post

Do you connect with your digital support volunteers?

I know some of you will be using a team of volunteers, to help get your clients online, or to improve what bits of existing knowledge they have. They may be a team of staff, or a team of experienced residence, or mixture of both.  Whatever your set up, are you able to keep connected with your team?It's important that your volunteers feel that they are part of your project, of improving people's online skills.  That their contribution is being acknowledged.  For some it maybe recognition by…See More
Mar 3, 2015
Lynne Thompson left a comment for Lynne Thompson
"A Technology Coach, having worked in the Adult Education sector for the last thirteen years teaching by e-learning and face to face engagement. And over the last five years working within the housing sector on various projects concerning digital…"
Feb 25, 2015
Lynne Thompson replied to Scott Tandy's discussion IT technical advice sessions
"You need to be careful on the type of repair you are going to offer, and you may want to restrict your activity to minor corrections rather than general repairs. As in what Phillip Bowen describes in his post. Here is some general advice on the…"
Feb 24, 2015
Natalie Thorpe left a comment for Lynne Thompson
"Welcome to the Hub!"
Feb 17, 2015
Lynne Thompson is now a member of Digital Housing Hub - #digihousing
Feb 17, 2015

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Ap Coach Computer & Social Media
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Digital inclusion expert (Not-for-profit)
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theapcoach
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Do you connect with your digital support volunteers?

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 11:21 0 Comments

I know some of you will be using a team of volunteers, to help get your clients online, or to improve what bits of existing knowledge they have. They may be a team of staff, or a team of experienced residence, or mixture of both.  Whatever your set up, are you able to keep connected with your team?

It's important that your volunteers feel that they are part of your project, of improving people's online skills.  That their contribution is being acknowledged.  For some it maybe…

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At 16:31 on February 17, 2015, Natalie Thorpe said…

Welcome to the Hub!

At 11:19 on February 25, 2015, Lynne Thompson said…

A Technology Coach, having worked in the Adult Education sector for the last thirteen years teaching by e-learning and face to face engagement. And over the last five years working within the housing sector on various projects concerning digital inclusion.  Also a volunteer for Ability Net's ITCanHelp service

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