Digital inclusion is about ensuring that people have the skills and access to benefit from digital technologies to make their lives easier. Using digital technology can help people save time and money, as well as open up opportunities for work and personal interests.
This is important, and increasingly so, as all aspects of our lives become increasingly digitised, including many council services moving online. Digital skills are needed for everyday life and work; to access services and information, stay connected with friends and family, and in many cases, engage with education and employment. Digital inclusion benefits individuals and society, business and the economy.
We see digital inclusion as a foundation of a smart, well-connected and inclusive city.