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About mcclarity

External Relations Manager at Ofcom Scotland. Support for Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Digital Participation

Sign up to Skills Development Scotland ICT and Digital Technologies Update

Ruth Boyle of SDS forwarded a link to their newsletter for members to sign up to if they are interested in this area. ICT and Digital Technologies Update:  Amongst other stories, it outlines how a new resource for employers in … Continue reading

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Carnegie Trust report: Making Digital Real

The Carnegie UK Trust has today published a new report which we thought you may be interested in: Making Digital Real: Case Studies of How to Help the Final Fifth Get Online The Carnegire Trust argues that having access to … Continue reading

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Next meeting: Wednesday 11 March at 1800, Room CR2 in the Scottish Parliament

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 11 March at 6pm. We have confirmed speakers from two organisations: Scottish Qualifications Authority Education Scotland/ Scottish Government Please RSVP to me if you would like to come along and look forward to … Continue reading

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RSE Digital Inclusion Inquiry: interim report out for consultation

RSE Digital Inclusion Inquiry: interim report out for consultation Members of this Cross Party Group will know only too well the facts and figures of digital exclusion in Scotland. Some 1.3 million people are either without internet access or lacking … Continue reading

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Note of the Cross Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Digital Participation meeting – 4 September 2013

MSPs in attendance Willie Coffey MSP Fiona McLeod MSP WC welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked all speakers for presenting and Three for sponsoring the refreshments. Vicki Nash advised members that Ofcom will be presenting on the findings from … Continue reading

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Updated agenda for next meeting – Wednesday 4 September 2013 – CR 1 (Scottish Parliament), 6-8pm

We have had a slight change to our agenda for our next meeting on 4 September. Ian McCracken and John Crawford, Founders of the Right Information Organisation, will be talking to the group about the important role that information literacy … Continue reading

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Improving the accessibility of e-readers for the blind community

Ahead of our next meeting, Adrienne Sinclair Chalmers, a member of the CPG who is herself visually impaired, shares her thoughts on developments in the US which could affect the accessibility of Kindle and Sony e-readers for blind consumers: I … Continue reading

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Agenda for next meeting – Wednesday 4 September 2013 – CR 1 (Scottish Parliament), 6-8pm

Please see the agenda below for our next meeting being held on 4 September from 1800 in Committee Room 1 at the Scottish Parliament. We have decided to reduce our number of speakers to two in order to allow more … Continue reading

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Date of next meeting – Wednesday 18 June 2014 – P1.02 (Scottish Parliament), 6-8pm

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 18 June at 6pm. We have confirmed speakers from two organisations: • Mark Tate from Community Broadband Scotland who will talk about getting broadband to the last 5% in Scotland, and; • Alasdair … Continue reading

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Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee – Broadband Infastructure in Scotland

The committee issued a call for views and is now considering them. Some members have been called to give oral evidence to give their thoughts on what the key issues relating to broadband in Scotland are. The committee plan to … Continue reading

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