Charity Digital - The Best Digital Inclusion Resources for People and Organisations, Winter 2024

Newscaster Charity Digital offers resources to help charities get online, develop digital skills, and look after their own safety and the safety of others whilst online.

Access to affordable internet and to digital skills are the foundations to an inclusive economic opportunity, so it pays to find the right digital resources to increase and improve on a community’s impact within society.

As a definition, Digital Inclusion relates to activities needed to make sure that all individuals and communities have access to and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

This Inclusion bases itself around 5 elements:
  • Affordable, robust broadband internet service
  • Internet-enabled devices that meet the needs of the user
  • Access to digital literacy training
  • Quality technical support; and
  • Applications and online content designed to enable and encourage self-sufficiency, participation and collaboration

Digital Inclusion is not a ‘nice-to-have’ thing anymore. It is a need-to-have, where individuals and communities should have the information technology capacity needed to take part in society, democracy and economy.

The COVID pandemic made this clear, where there was a need more than ever to communicate with and be part of the outside world; whether for employment, learning and education, or even access to essential services.

But worryingly, this is an ongoing problem for some communities and one that continues beyond the pandemic, where people still urgently need internet access, digital skills, and support.

Whether it’s a community, a business, or even down to a sole user, it is right to make sure digital opportunity is inclusive.

This starts with ensuring every person has access to the technology, skills, and opportunity to be involved and prosper in the digital landscape.

Newscaster Charity Digital has gathered a broad collection of resources to help charities get online, develop digital skills, and look after their safety and the safety of others whilst online.

Whether its to support individuals in community, to make their online presence more inclusive, or to safely collaborate digitally with other groups and authorities towards the same cause, their resources offer guidance to help their efforts for Digital Inclusivity.

To view the resources, visit the Charity Digital website.