Since early 2018 a number of leading organisations from the tech sector, charity and
Government have come together to explore the issue of digital access. Digital Access for
All recognises the excellent work being done across the UK in the area of digital skills and
the inclusion agenda. However evidence shows that there are still many children, young people and their families without adequate access to digital, and Digital Access for All seeks to address that.
The impact of not being online at home perpetuates and expands the divide and the disadvantage that these families face. As a leading digital nation, the UK needs to ensure that all of its citizens are able to engage, participate and benefit from everything that being online can offer, from learning and skills development to job hunting and accessing government and other key digital services.
Launched formally in February 2019, the Digital Access for All programme was initiated by The Learning Foundation, a consultancy with a social purpose and Nominet, who are partnering with ourselves the Carnegie UK Trust, and a range of other partners including Good Things Foundation, Intel, Microsoft, Lloyds Banking Group, Computer Recyclers, Argos, Greater London Authority and BT.
As part of our work relating to Digital Access for All, we produced a report and info-sheets titled Switched On which brings together research and evidence about key issues related to digital inclusion, with a particular focus on children and young people. You can find the links to Switched On below.