Daniel Zeichner MP visited local charity Cambridge Online as part of the annual “Get Online Week” which aims to show thousands of people how the internet can make their lives easier.
Cambridge Online offers free courses to disabled and disadvantaged adults. Daniel Zeichner MP will meet Chief Executive Andrew Entecott and learners getting onlineon one of the centre’s 10 computers which have adaptive hardware, touch screens, alternative keyboards and mice, magnification and screen-reading software.
Every year 300 new people are taught digital skills and over 4,000 one-to-one tutorials are delivered by Cambridge Online. Now the charity is on the look out for more Cambridge residents to become volunteer Digital Champions to help support more people to send and receive email, use a search engine, browse the web and complete online forms, safely and securely.
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “Even in a high tech city like Cambridge, digital exclusion is a big issue. Without basic digital skills it can be harder to find a job, manage bills, shop, save money or have fun. It’s great to support a local charity like Cambridge Online that has been tackling these issues for 20 years and I hope local people will rise to the challenge and sign up to be a Digital Champion.”
For more information about Digital Champions please visit: https://cambridgeonline.wordpress.com/wanted-digital-champions/