Archive for Martha Lane Fox

Getting Online Together 12th May 2011 < have your say

Yesterday was an extreme day for me: witnessing the end of the Hardest Hit march and my personal fears from the current cuts. This was followed by  the opening of Getting Online Together conference (more later) where  the opening video was from David Cameron giving a speech which included the success of getting disabled people online. I didn’t clap, I shook my head (you can’t yell at a video recording – which by the way WAS NOT... 
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Manifesto for a Networked Nation (Disabled need not apply)

The Race to get everyone online by 2012 kicked off on 12 July yet in the stampede to the digital finishing line – Disabled and Deaf people will still be left at the starting block. There is no chance of the 48% currently offline getting online by 2012! Why? Start by looking at the image opposite – can you read the title? Block pink capitals on the top left of the image? Inside it is even harder to follow, I wonder how someone who is partially... 
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The power of the web

How do you reach the widest audience? How do you make people sit up and take notice? Just use digital platforms such as Twitter. I’m one of the 41% of Disabled people who have access to the internet compared to 75% of non disabled people. [The Internet in Britain OXiS 2009]. More about that in a sec. Digital inclusion provides power – thanks to Twitter Orange are looking into my complaints. 1 tweet about being discriminated by Orange... 
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