I have come across a number of HAs who are worried to one degree or another about liability for becoming, in effect, an ISP by supplying wifi to tenants. A disclaimer is of course a useful tool, but I'm re-posting an updated and expanded article which is legal guidance to FE/HE establishments, but should generally apply to other organisation types too. Hope it helps with any nervous ICT departments :)…
Added by James Lewis on November 25, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments
The rest of the UK is lagging behind London when it comes to accessing 4G data services, according to a report from mobile coverage company OpenSignal and consumer watchdog Which?
While mobile users in London can access 4G nearly 70% of the time, in Wales users can connect only 35% of the time, the findings suggest.
Regulator Ofcom receives a large volume of complaints about mobile coverage.
All the mobile companies said they were…Continue
Added by maria katosvich on October 5, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments
If anyone wants to know how we did this - tech used, costs etc, let me know.
Added by Craig Stephenson on July 7, 2016 at 14:35 — No Comments
If you're based in Leeds or the surrounding area, Leeds City Council and Tinder Foundation invite you to join them at a free event on Monday 23 May, to help co-design an ambitious digital literacy plan for the city.
In the Leeds City region 13% of adults have never been online before and they’re missing out…Continue
Added by Samantha Taylor on May 13, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments
Morning all. I am doing a piece of work for the Centre for Ageing Better whereby I am collecting stories of older people (50+) whose lives have been enhanced by their adoption of new technologies. Could anyone here suggest people who might be prepared to speak to me, preferably for a video interview? I have a short timescale on this.
The then, and current Prime Minister, David Cameron gave before the paper was written, the following statement;
Added by Dave Williams on February 15, 2016 at 17:23 — No Comments
Is anybody taking advantage of this?…Continue
Added by Stacey Green on December 16, 2015 at 9:31 — No Comments
Hi all, I hope you are well?
Here at Rochdale Broughwide Housing we are working on website improvements and wondering about purchasing accessibility / translation tools such as Browse Aloud or whether there are plenty of free tools to use. And which work best?
If you have any experience of using these and especially feedback from users / whether they are used I would be very grateful for advice?
today is the last day of our amazing deal
£8.85 for unlimited broadband and line rental included
we have superfast and TV too if you need it and its available to everyone
Added by Dave Williams on December 1, 2015 at 10:51 — No Comments
Added by Dave Williams on November 27, 2015 at 11:51 — No Comments
We’ve been really busy this year, building lots of new courses and pages on Learn My Way to help Digital Champions and tutors find even more ways to help their social housing tenants get online.
So what’s new?
Money My Way - 10 sections outlining some easy ways to deal with debt, set a budget and prioritise spending
Get more out of Facebook…Continue
Added by Vicky Lawson on October 30, 2015 at 16:51 — No Comments
Do you have any big digital inclusion ideas that you'd like to share with other digital inclusion practitioners?
At Tinder Foundation's annual Digital Evolution conference - taking place really soon on Wednesday 25 November - we're giving anyone with a brilliant digital inclusion idea the opportunity to share it through a poster presentation.
This is a great opportunity to…Continue
Added by Samantha Taylor on October 27, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments
we have 15 local digital hubs set up here, lots of them tenant and resident associations, also a sheltered housing unit and a deaf forum, and some voluntary sector supported groups reaching out to older people and disabled people. Very exciting way of engaging people, as we all…Continue
Added by Kevin Dykes on October 6, 2015 at 13:37 — No Comments
as part of GetOnline week we are offering free support and advice throughout October to help all Social, Council and Housing Association tenants and residents
with our new deal for the same group of £12.60 for line rental and unlimited broadband and loads of affordable hardware we are are to help the digital inclusion journey for all !
give us a call for more information 03300 103300
Added by Dave Williams on September 25, 2015 at 11:37 — No Comments
Does your organisation have a great track record in delivering digital skills? Do you work with tenants who are socially excluded? Then this is a funding opportunity for you!
Tinder Foundation is delighted to announce that new funding is now available to take part in a digital inclusion pilot, funded by HMRC. The pilot will take place between 1 September 2015 - 31 March 2016.
We’re looking for organisations with…Continue
Added by Samantha Taylor on August 26, 2015 at 14:44 — No Comments
A fact finding mission via Twitter and various Housing Association websites in my I first started my role as Digital Inclusion project officer in July 2014, pointed me in the direction of the Get Online @ Home initiative, of which Computer Recyclers UK are a partner organisation. I stumbled across a really interesting news item on Charter Housing Trust’s website that sparked lots of questions in my mind. Charter Housing were piloting a scheme to give away free PC’s and laptops to their…Continue
Added by Marcus Griffiths on August 17, 2015 at 10:47 — No Comments
Digital exclusion can often heavily impact on health, education and employment. The majority of this group tend to feel excluded as they can’t afford to own a computer at home. 88% of the digitally excluded say they would be more confident if they had help. This is an issue that the Get Online at Home consortium have strived to solve. The consortium, made up of Computer Recyclers, Ecosystems, Stonegroup and Simplify Digital are backed by Microsoft and work with organisations such as…Continue
Added by Marcus Griffiths on August 17, 2015 at 10:42 — No Comments
I've written a blog post on Digital Inclusion Strategy http://wp.me/ppLRZ-cS1 I'd welcome any comments
Thoughts from Housemark East PIC event
Discussion seemed to show up a fair level of interest but also concerns about resourcing digital inclusion (as well as some questions about whether HAs should be prioritising it over other areas). For me housing associations are uniquely placed to help with many things other housing, although I recognise others see it differently, but I think digital inclusion for tenants is something that housing associations will have to grapple with,…Continue
Added by James Lewis on May 1, 2015 at 8:54 — No Comments