• 2017-2018 Stepping UP Report

    Stepping UP has had a very successful year in many different ways.  We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from delivery partners, trainers and participants and we’ve heard outcomes that continue to cement our belief that free digital skills training should available in every city, town and small community in New Zealand. The Digital Inclusion Read more at Stepping Up

  • Map showing digital inclusion initiatives throughout New Zealand

    20/20 Trust welcomes new digital inclusion organisation

    20/20 Trust today welcomed the announcement today of a new organisation – Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa (DIAA) – which has been established to help reduce barriers that prevent people from participating in their communities using digital technologies. “We support the establishment of DIAA, which complements our work and provides a channel for expanding the reach Read more

  • Digital First Census 2018 – what went wrong?

    Guest blog: Accessibility and digital inclusion worker Bill Dashfield looks at the 2018 New Zealand Census, teases out reasons for the low response rate and suggests fixes. Ironically, the 2018 Census process prevented him from filling in his own census form online… Read more

  • New government fund for digital skills in homes

    20/20 Trust today welcomed the government’s announcement of a new fund to promote digital skills in homes. “We look forward to working with the government in delivering digital inclusion programmes” said Laurence Millar of 20/20 Trust. “There are still 100,000 school-aged children without internet access at home, and they continue to be a priority group Read more

  • North Harbour now has a Spark Jump provider

    Thanks to the team at North Harbour Budgeting Services Inc. (NHBSI), families living in and around North Harbour, now have access to the Spark Foundations’ Spark Jump service. NHBSI Manager, Barbara Cameron, is really pleased to be able to offer Spark Jump to her clients and says it’s a perfect fit for the organisation.  “We Read more at Stepping Up

  • 50% of users asked if they used the internet were answering online.

    Digital Divide worse than appears in latest report

    Bill Dashfield looks at the latest World Internet Project report, which implies only 6% of New Zealanders don’t use the internet. However, non-representative sampling has skewed the results – the real percentage not using the internet is much higher. Read more