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Microsoft unveils adaptive accessories for disability access
Microsoft is introducing an expansive Inclusive Tech Lab to give people with disabilities greater access to technology through new software features and adaptive accessories.
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Pandemic accelerates adoption but widens digital divide
1 in 10 Australians are digitally excluded, and it's estimated 1 in 5 New Zealanders struggle to engage in the digital world, an industry panel hears.
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How safe is New Zealand’s disabled community online?
According to the Office for Disability Issues (ODI), those with disabilities account for 25% of Aotearoa's population, so what are we doing to ensure the safety of this community online?
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Digital (in)accessibility down under: Why Australia lags behind New Zealand
Infosys reveals that Australia is behind New Zealand when it comes to ensuring all digital properties are accessible.
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Digital Inclusion
Breaking down barriers: Inclusion the next step on Australia’s digital journey
The global health crisis has fast-tracked reliance on digital technology, making it abundantly clear that people of all abilities and backgrounds must be included in all digital journeys. 
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The steps CIOs should take to advance diversity, equity and inclusion
“CIOs have an enormous opportunity to use their position as a digital business leader to support marginalised groups and meet executive commitments with action.”
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Four steps to achieve greater organisational diversity and inclusion
Many organisations still struggle to solidify workplace cultures that are inclusive and embrace diversity. Here are four fundamental principles that guide the company’s approach to diversity.
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Analytics firm TrustSphere launches diversity & inclusion analytics product
“Ensuring network inclusiveness is not just an essential goal of D&I initiatives, but also correlates with business growth, innovation and social impact,” says TrustSphere CEO Manish Goel.
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Digital Initiatives
Can NZ say goodbye to digital divides?
"Barriers to digital inclusion are multi-faceted and are felt unevenly across New Zealand."
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Digital divide
Govt announces first eight members of digital divide taskforce
The Digital Economy and Digital Inclusion Advisory Group will advise the Govt on how it can build the digital economy and reduce digital divides.
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Computers in Homes
Digital inclusion efforts to continue after funding pulled
The Computers in Homes programme will no longer be funded by the government. 20/20 Trust will continue to try & help bridge the digital divide in NZ.
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Hokitika region next to get UFB access in latest rollout
“Fibre provides the broadband equivalent of an autobahn right to the door of homes and businesses, and it will future-proof Hokitika."
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Let us tell your story - Educators is here to listen
We want to hear from you. How is the changing digital landscape affecting your educational offerings? We want to tell your stories.
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Digital divide
Colwill School jumps towards digital equality in Massey
"We’re excited to see Spark Jump turn more homes in Massey into digital learning environments & enable more students to thrive in the digital world."
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Online learning
Digital inclusion doesn't stop at the prison walls
“I’m delighted we’re able to provide prisoners with more opportunities to further their education and develop positive study habits and confidence.”
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Innovation Partnership
Could New Zealand be lagging behind in Digital Inclusion?
“As more and more services go online there’s an assumption that we can all get onto our devices and complete these activities.”