On the 21st of October, Mark Pickering came and gave a presentation about the Neighbours OnLine scheme. Its a scheme setup by Mark after having taken early retirement from WMG, University of Warwick. It aims to tackle the digital exclusion of senior citizens by creating an environment where everyone can find support and assistance to enable them to be confident users of the web. They can keep in regular contact with family members who live too far away to visit regularly. They can gain access to discounted electricity and a whole range of other services now delivered through the web.
This project directly tackles digital inclusion in a practical way, through a network of volunteers sharing their skills to meet the needs of the local community. Marks presentation is available on the meeting page