Government seeks views on digital inclusion

The Government is asking third sector organisations for views for an action plan on providing disadvantaged people with access to digital technologies such as the internet.

Paul Murphy, the digital inclusion minister, has called on charities and voluntary organisations to make submissions to Delivering Digital Inclusion: An Action Plan for Consultation, which is open for comments until 19 January.

"We've long recognised a correlation between digital and social exclusion, but new research conducted to support the action plan shows digital exclusion not just as a symptom but a root cause of wider exclusion," he said.

Two stakeholder consultation events about the plan will take place, the first in London on 4 December and the second in Birmingham on 12 December.

Murphy said that hundreds of organisations working with disadvantaged groups had valuable experience about how technology could be exploited to improve people's lives.

"It's only by getting the picture from the ground that we can build future policy and action that will reach and really benefit the people and communities with most to gain," he said.

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