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A Digital Future: Tackling Social Exclusion Through Technology


Wednesday 9th November 2011, Central London, 08:45 - 16:15

In the UK there are over 9 million adults who have never used the internet. Four million of those are among the most disadvantaged; the elderly, disabled, minority groups and those with low socio-economic status.

With life expectancy rising in the UK, how will the government increase participation and engagement with an ageing population?

With this in mind we are very pleased to announce that David Mortimer, Head of Digital Inclusion, Age UK has confirmed to speak at this topical forum.

CONFIRMED SPEAKER - David's session entitled, 'Engaging Older People in Digital Inclusion' will look at Age UK's ?Getting ON?campaign for older people in a Networked Nation and will cover the following interesting topics:

- Using IT to promote health, independence and wellbeing for all older people
- Promoting the use of digital services by older people in care homes.
- Embedding accessible design in digital media
- Recognising new business opportunities in an ageing society

OTHER HIGH PROFILE SPEAKERS include:

- Annie Dare, Special Adviser, Race Online 2012 (CONFIRMED)
- David Mortimer, Head of Digital Inclusion, Age UK (CONFIRMED)
- Richard Craig, CEO, Charity Technology Trust (CONFIRMED)
- Deborah El-Sayed, Programme Director, NHS Choices (CONFIRMED)

WHY ATTEND

This forum will provide you with up-to-date information from the current government on this particular issue. With a range of high profile speakers confirmed for the day, you will also have the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice from key figures across the public and third sector.

Regular breakout sessions have been factored in to allow networking opportunities with other delegates, after attending the event you will be sent copies of the speaker?s presentations.

These presentations will be extremely useful for you to refer back to and share the information that you have learnt with your colleagues.

For more information, see the Inside Government website.



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