National campaign to help disabled people get online
Southern Housing Group is proud to announce it has become a partner of a major new national campaign to raise awareness about the barriers faced by people with disabilities in accessing the internet and other new digital technologies, and help overcome them.
Go ON Gold aims to encourage businesses, organisations and policy makers to become more aware of the needs of disabled people - including their own staff and customers - and of the benefits to the economy of enabling everyone to be online.
Anabel Palmer, Director of Social and Economic Regeneration at Southern Housing Group, says, “We have a team dedicated to helping our residents get online. We are committed to raising our residents’ awareness of the help and services available online. The resources and support provided by Go ON Gold will really help with this and we look forward to continuing our partnership with them.”
As part of its awareness-raising work, Go ON Gold has filmed a series of videos of campaigners and technology users.
One of the video subjects is Paralympian peer and disability rights campaigner Tanni Grey-Thompson. The sixteen-times medal winner is a firm believer in the enabling power of IT: “For people whose mobility is compromised or who lack the resources to be able to get out and about as much as they would like, full internet access can be hugely liberating. In front of the screen, we can all be equal and Go ON Gold is set to make this a reality.”
Find out more about how we help residents to get online and how you can become a digital champion.