Category Archives: News and Information

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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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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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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Digital Agenda – European Commission Recommendations News Release

Digital Agenda: Commission outlines measures to deliver fast and ultra-fast broadband in Europe Three complementary measures to facilitate the roll out and take up of fast and ultra-fast broadband in the EU have been adopted today by the European Commission. … Continue reading

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The BBC Micro – press ‘space’ to continue

The BBC did a recent article on the BBC Micro and it seemed like a fitting prompt to encourage our Convener Willie Coffey take a trip down memory lane, delving into his attic to retrieve his favourite computer and a few … Continue reading

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Ofcom Communications Market Report & Scottish Household Survey Research Internet Take-Up and Use

In the last couple of weeks both Ofcom and the Scottish Household survey have published their annual statistical reports. Ofcom’s Communications Market Report for Scotland focuses on communication services, take-up and use and the Scottish Household survey has an excellent … Continue reading

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Reform Scotland publishes Digital Power report

Reform Scotland have published Digital Power which offers a valuable contribution to the discussion about Digital Scotland. The report first examines the current digital activity level in Scotland, in other parts of the UK, as well as in other countries … Continue reading

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Scottish Government response to questions from CPG

At our meeting in March 2010 it was agreed to put some questions to the Government on the issues that we were interested in to get a sense of where the current state of play is. The questions we asked … Continue reading

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Scottish ICT industry strategy published

This strategy provides a framework for the development of the Scottish ICT sector. It has been created by the ICT Industry Advisory Group, representative of the constituent groups that make up the Software, Telecommunications and IT Services industries. There are … Continue reading

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