Digital Inclusion

5 tips for making use of accessibility features in Office 365.

This is a quick round up of some of the accessibility features in Office 365 that you may not be aware of.  From using your voice to find what you’re looking for or input data to using live captions in meetings, these 5 tips are useful for anyone with an Office 365 account.  
Read our Office 365 accessibility tips

It’s more than just access to devices –  but that’s a good start

We were thrilled to give out 10 tablets to Kingston residents in need, as early participants in the DevicesDotNow initiative.
As part of the HEAR Network’s Digital Inclusion campaign we’re sharing our experience and highlighting how now, more than ever, not being online can exclude people from support at at time they need  it most. 
Read the blog post

Digital Inclusion Resources Roundup

Here’s a round-up of some other useful news and tips we’ve discovered over the last month:

Tech Spotlight

Transcribe your inerviews with Otter.ai

Otter.ai helps you record and transcribe meetings, interviews, lectures, and other important voice conversations. It’s the ideal tool for helping you transcribe interviews with your beneficiaries or other key stakeholders. 600 minutes of transcription for your free account – and it’s cheap to upgrade for more functionality or time. 
Create your free account with Otter.ai

News and Resources

A list of carefully sourced news articles and resources relating to civil society and tech.   We’re focused this week on security – especially when using video conferencing tools.

Staying safe online – cyber security, video and social media

Tips and tools for impact

Communications and digital fundraising resources

Remote working resources for managers via The Catalyst

Working remotely brings new challenges and opportunities for managers.

And don’t forget our #StayHome blog series with resources to help you work remotely during Covid-19.

Training

Our  recent online webinars  and  training sessions have been fully booked – so we thought we’d re-run some!  Plus there are some brand new  online sessions. Bear with us – we’re trying to move our sessions online as fast as possible to help you in your everyday work…

All of the following sessions are free to attend:

We are providing one-to-one support in all things data via Datawise London. You can submit your data query on the Datawise website.  

Other Useful Training & Events 

Social Switch Project Frontline Training

The Social Switch Project Frontline Training is a free interactive course, aimed at professionals working with young people in London to deal with the challenges and opportunities of social media.

Other sources of tech support

London Digital Support

To help small local charities and community organisations working in London with current digital challenges, Greater London Authority is working with a group of digital experts (including us) to facilitate free short term digital support and advice.

Complete the Digital Support Access Form to log your support needs.

CITA (Charity IT Association)

For longer term support or bigger challenges, CITA  can match charities with IT professional volunteers, via their three programmes:

  • Tech Surgery (CITA Review) – offering  a short IT assessment giving independent advice to identify and qualify potential IT projects and initiatives that will support your strategic and operational objectives.
  • IT Consultancy (CITA Advisory) – providing IT project management support and advice helping charities to define, plan and manage identified IT projects from scoping to completion.
  • IT Project Delivery (CITA Delivery) – providing  the right technical skills needed to deliver a successful IT project.

Find out more and register on the CITA website.

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