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Go ON UK aims to get disabled people online

Friday, July 6th 2012
A new campaign has been launched to help disabled people access the internet.
Go ON UK aims to get disabled people online
Digital champion Martha Lane Fox has unveiled a new initiative designed to help disabled people take advantage of broadband connectivity.

As part of the Go ON UK strategy, a national campaign has been launched in a bid to address the fact that 43 per cent of the country's four million people with disability have never been online.

Supported by the likes of the Post Office and the BBC, the scheme argues that many disabled people are not using the internet due to design barriers and because they are unaware of technological advances that make accessing the web easier.

Ms Fox, chairman of Go ON UK, said: "Full access to the internet can be hugely empowering and even transformative for people with disabilities, whose mobility may be compromised."

Go ON UK was launched by Ms Fox in April with the aim of boosting the digital capabilities of small and medium-sized enterprises, charities and the final 8.2 million adults who are still offline.

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