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Many people and communities who already experience economic, social and health inequalities also face digital exclusion. Connecting Bristol is working in partnerships across the City to develop and implement a suite of projects that are engaging the community in producing digital content, building community capacity and skills and increasing neighbourhood connectivity and e-participation.

MySociety are coming back to Bristol, Thursday 23rd July between 7pm and 10pm

by Kevin 24/06/2015 in Bristol

After a successful visit to the City last year, MySociety are taking the show on the road again and coming to see us in Bristol. They will be hosting a meetup at the Famous Royal Navy Volunteer pub function room, 17-18 King St, Harbourside, Bristol , BS1 4EF.
There will be speakers from MySociety and local guest [...]

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Bristol Ageing Better Radio launches 12:00, Monday 29th June on Ujima FM

by Kevin 23/06/2015 in Bristol

Bristol Ageing Better Radio will be a lively show run by and for older people, featuring interviews, discussions and news about what’s happening in the city.
The team are currently looking for sponsors for the show on Ujima FM. The cost is £100 per show, and sponsors will be mentioned four times. If you would like [...]

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Come along to our open event “Connecting Bristol to the Internet of Things”: Watershed, July 6, 6-9pm

by Kevin 21/06/2015 in Bristol

Innovate UK will soon be launching its £10m competition to establish a single city Demonstrator for the Internet of Things.
You are invited to attend a presentation and open discussion about how IoT can create new opportunities and address existing challenges in our city.
Background
Centre for Cities and McKinsey recently recognised Bristol and Bath as the most [...]

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Funding available for UWE PhD as part of our new Wellcome Trust’s Sustaining Health project

by Kevin 10/06/2015 in Bristol

University of the West of England have funding for a PhD student conducting research related to “Moving health and sustainability upstream into strategic urban development decision-making”.
The deadline to apply is 29th June so move quickly if you are interested.

For more details or to apply http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/research/postgraduateresearchstudy/studentshipopportunities/studentships2015/fet.aspx

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Free event: Making Information Accessible: How to Write for Different Audiences, 7-830pm, 28 April, Engine Shed Bristol

by Kevin 27/04/2015 in Bristol

Information is a major component of our lives. But how can you make sure the information you produce and present is accessible and inclusive to a wide range of audiences?
This talk will be presented by Katie Grant, an accessible communications consultant specialising in the content and design of information – both on and offline. Katie [...]

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Free event: Custom Interfaces with HTML5, JavaScript & ARIA, Engine Shed, May 26th, 7pm to 830pm

by Kevin 23/03/2015 in Bristol

In this talk organised by Accessible Bristol Léonie Watson (Digital Accessibility Consultant, Writer & Speaker, The Paciello Group) will look at the importance of the browser in the web accessibility stack, and the way ARIA can manipulate the information exposed by the browser’s accessibility API. With help from a cast of screen readers, Léonie will [...]

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Free event: Accessibility and markup, Engine Shed, June 30th, 7pm-830pm

by Kevin 23/03/2015 in Bristol

In the talk organised by Accessible Bristol Chaals McCathie Nevile will talk about schema.org and accessibility. Details are yet to be confirmed, but if you’re interested in semantic markup, improved search engine visibility and making it easier for people to find useful accessibility information on the web, don’t miss this talk.
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Scholarships available for green tech camp for kids and teens in Bristol

by Kevin 16/02/2015 in Bristol

Fire Tech Camp – has teamed up with Bristol 2015 Ltd to offer a series of new environmentally focused camps for kids in the local area during Easter half-term. 50% of the places available on the new four-day camp are fully funded by Bristol 2015 Ltd providing 12 local kids with a complimentary place.
The Greentech [...]

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Free Event: How can government and public services in the UK be improved through greater openness?

by Kevin 03/02/2015 in Bristol

The UK Open Government Network is a group of organisations and individuals committed to making government work better for people through increased transparency, participation and accountability.
In partnership with Development Initiatives, they are hosting this workshop to discuss transparency, accountability and ideas for open government reforms in Bristol, the south west and throughout the UK.
Event details;
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