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Report on the Scottish Executive Digital Inclusion Consultation, 03/03/06 [S]

Scottish Executive report on the Scottish Executive Digital Inclusion Consultation. The consultation took place between October 2005 and January 2006 and sought views on the Scottish Executive's digital inclusion policy. The policy aims to ensure that everyone has access to ICT.

The majority of respondents to the consultation considered it important that disadvantaged groups should have a consistent experience of using public internet access, accessing support and ICT training. However, most respondents felt that the way in which public services were currently delivered did not adequately support disadvantaged groups.

The majority of respondents felt the Scottish Executive should promote and support the development of community based portals.

The Scottish Executive will develop a strategy using the findings from this consultation exercise, and from evaluations and research. An action plan will be developed in discussion with a range of stakeholders over coming months.

For full details see the publication, Report on responses to the Scottish Executive Digital Inclusion Consultation, which is available on the Scottish Executive website.

Further information

Report on responses to the Scottish Executive Digital Inclusion Consultation