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Below are links to a selection of websites dealing with a range of ICT issues, including the use of ICTs in tackling social exclusion. Please let us know if there are any sites you think should be added here.


www.helpisathand.gov.uk
For anyone working with online centres or interested in ICT, this web resource contains information on funding for ICT centres, national events, marketing tool kits for centres, regional online centre information, technology updates, and general advice. more...

Asian Women's Resource Exchange
AWORC is an internet based women's information service and network in Asia. This link takes you to the pages of their website that provide advice on using ICT for Policy Advocacy. more...

ItrainOnline
ItrainOnline is a joint initiative of six organizations with expertise in computer and Internet training in the South. It is a response to the need for a single source on the web containing a selection of the most relevant computer and Internet training resources for development and social change. more...

Benton Foundation
The Benton Foundation aims to demonstrate the value of communications for solving social problems, and to encourage innovative use of media and technology as a means to strengthen communities. This website contains information on Benton's various initiatives, a virtual library housing publications in down-loadable format and access to e-mail discussion groups. more...

Community Informatics and research and Applications Unit
CIRA is based at the University of Teesside and exists to investigate the social and economic impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on communities. In particular, it explores the growth of the internet and the consequences for community development, economic restructuring and social inclusion. This website provides access to information on current projects, research, workshops and publications. more...

Internet Rights UK
This internet rights project is a GreenNet Educational Trust - sponsored initiative to provide knowledge, resources and tools for civil society organisations to safely and productively use the internet as a means of increasing democracy and to campaign on social justice issues. This website includes sections on 'experiences and stories' and legislation, and information on the World Summit on the information society in December 2003. more...

EDemocracy
The e-democracy site of the UK Government exists to support the Government's consultation on e-democracy, which was launched by Robin Cook in July 2002. This website provides access to the government's e-democracy consultation proposals and invites responses, allows users to link into ongoing discussions and provides information on related events. more...

SustainIT
SustainIT is an initiative of UK CEED, a not-for-profit research centre. It conducts research on, and provides best practice examples of, synergies between ICT and sustainable development. This website contains information on publications, policy and research concerning 'digital inclusion'. more...

EqualITEC
Equalitec aims to provide companies and higher education institutions with best practice information on the recruitment and retention of women in Information Technology, Electronics and Communications (ITEC). Their website includes information on publications and case histories. more...

Circuit Riders Discussion Group
Circuit Riders provide ICT support to small voluntary sector organisations. This website discussion group allows participants to ask ICT- related questions and receive answers online. more...

Beginners
Beginners provides IT resources to individuals in the form of free online tutorials and training courses. more...

People's Network
The People's Network is a UK Government project connecting public libraries to the Internet. This website provides information on training opportunities and public access points to the internet. more...

IT Can Help Network
The IT Can Help Network is a network of computer literate volunteers who are able to offer free local computer assistance to disabled people. The website contains information on volunteering opportunities and provides access to the current volunteer database. more...

IT Resource Guide for UK Charities and Non-Profit Organisations
IT Resource Guide for UK Charities and Non-Profit Organisations provides a list of IT resources for the UK charity sector. This website includes information on events and seminars as well as resource listings. more...

IT 4 Communities
IT 4 Communities is an initiative to encourage companies, employees and individuals with professional IT skills to volunteer these skills for the benefit of local charities and community groups. This website includes a discussion list, resources and information on volunteering opportunities. more...

HumanITy
HumanITy works to tackle the problem of social exclusion caused by the increased use of information technology. Their website contains news, research and resources on ICT and accessibility issues. more...

Digital Divide Network
The Digital Divide Network aims to help practitioners stay on top of digital divide developments. Their website includes information on funding and research and the digital divide, and a discussion list. more...

Global Community Networking Partnership
GlobalCN is an international coalition providing information and resources, and a platform for community networks. Their website includes sections on internet rights, women and the internet and the World Summit on the Information Society. more...

Ferl
Ferl is an information service for staff working within the post compulsory education sector, supporting people to make effective use of information learning technologies (ILT). Their website contains an advice section, a resource bank and information on publications, conferences and other events. more...

Digital Opportunity Channel
Digital Opportunity Channel is a joint endeavour of OneWorld and the Digital Divide Network that aims to bring a global perspective to the discussion over ICTs and the digital divide. Their website includes access to newsletters, information on funding sources and project success stories. more...

UK Online Centres
UK Online Centres aim to enable everyone in the UK to have access to the internet and e-mail near to where they live. These web pages provide the facility to find nearest ukonline centre/ public access point to you. more...

DigitalEve
DigitalEve is a global, non-profit organisation for women in new media and digital technology. Their website includes access to an international discussion list. more...

Becta
Becta is a UK Government agency supporting Government and national organisations in the use and development of ICT in education. This website includes information on funding opportunities, publications and events. more...

Communities Online
Communities Online is a not-for-profit registered company which aims to address issues of sustainability, regeneration, social inclusion and healthier economies by focusing on the use of new communications technologies in communities and neighbourhoods. This website contains news of progress events and conferences. more...

TechSoup
TechSoup is a source of technology information for nonprofit organisations. Their website includes advice on technology planning, access to discounted software and capacity building resources. more...

Society of Public Information Networks
SPIN is a membership organisation aiming to represent and promote the joint interests of those providing public information in the UK. This site includes details of conferences, workshops and events. more...

Women's Electronic Village Hall
WEVH is a computer training and resource centre based in Manchester. This website includes course listings and information on WEVH's current projects and events. more...

Happy Computers
Happy Computers is a computer training company that specialises in delivering courses to the voluntary sector. The website includes course listings, access to computer manuals and a section on the social impact of their work. more...

London Advice Services Alliance
LASA is a non-governmental organisation providing technology support solutions for the voluntary sector. The website is designed for those providing advice and information services and includes help on information systems, getting the best out of your IT and policy work in the UK advice sector. more...

Recycle-IT!
Recycle-IT! is a UK not-for-profit computer recycling company, providing computers for communities and training/ work experience for the long term unemployed. This site includes sections on maximising the use of your computer, equipment listings and pricing. more...

Freeware
Freeware provides access to free software online. This site offers - amongst other things - word processing, programming and business software. more...

Poptel
Poptel is a UK internet services and solutions provider with a commitment to social enterprise, and with clients mainly in the public, voluntary, ethical and membership sectors. Poptel provides organisations with internet solutions and helps customers to make efficient use of these technologies. This website includes listings of Poptel's products and services, information on news and events, and access to discussion forums. more...

Internet Detective
Internet Detective is an interactive online tutorial which provides an introduction to the issues of information quality on the internet and teaches the skills required to evaluate critically the quality of an internet resource. Once you have registered you can take part in the tutorial at your own pace. more...

Institute for Global Communications
IGC aims to advance the work of organisations and individuals working for peace, justice, economic opportunity, human rights, democracy and environmental sustainability through strategic use of online technologies. This site is divided into four main areas; AntiRacismNet, EcoNet, PeaceNet and WomensNet. Each area contains current and archive news articles, events listings and organisation directories. more...

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