The Digital Kent team were out in full force to attend RISE Expo, an event to celebrate all abilities, promote inclusion and offer services for disability support. We spoke to so many fantastic people, all working to better the lives and experiences of people with disabilities.
Our Digital Lead Sam Lain-Rose gave a talk about the importance of digital inclusion and capabilities as we recover from the pandemic. Everyone was affected by the pandemic, but particularly those with disabilities. So many services moved online, and for those who struggle with digital access, it made life much more complicated. Digital Kent seeks to help those who have struggled, to upskill them and make sure no one is left behind by advances in technology.
It was amazing to see what is on offer across Kent to support the differently abled. After meeting so many organisations and individuals, we’re incredibly excited at the potential to work with them and end digital exclusion for everyone!