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British Academy wants central digital inclusion unit at Dsit


Department for Science, Innovation and Technology should fix “uneven and fragmented” support for digital equality

The new Department for Science, Innovation and Technology should launch a digital inclusion unit aimed at tackling digital inequality, the British Academy has recommended.

‘Digital inequality’ refers to unequal access to the internet, inadequate connection quality, the lack of appropriate devices, as well as inequities in digital literacy, skills and service provision. According to the academy, it leads to lower productivity, inequitable health outcomes, and poorer educational attainment and housing circumstances.

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