The number of participants involved in Digital Voice projects have risen by more than 50%. The seventh year of the social enterprise committed to closing the “digital divide” has seen a year-on-year increase, with more than 600 people taking part in projects.
Particularly successful have been the iSkills projects, helping create connections, between the generations, and between isolated individuals and their friends, family and wider society.
. Digital Voice is also building on its Geostories approach, an innovative and imaginative way to involve people in heritage whilst engaging them in developing digital skills.
Clients ranged from schools to carer organisations and disability groups. Participants have included people of all ages and abilities including young and adult carers, adults with physical and learning disabilities, staff taking part in CPD training and older people.
Founder Director Julie Nicholson said: “Digital Voice has now worked with more than 5000 people across the North East since we were formed – it’s a privilege as well as great fun to see the creative ways people can engage with digital media once they’re given the opportunity.”
. Digital Voice has invested considerably in the use of iPads thanks to the very positive feedback from groups who find tablets a speedy and enjoyable way to develop digital skills.