At Action in rural Sussex (AirS) we are fortunate enough to have developed a great partnership with the University of Brighton, as we embark on a new and innovative project, supported by the Nominet Trust.
Thanks to the Environment Agency and Ordnance Survey (plus Geeks of London) for organising the env[:hack] event at Bristol Uni. Lots of environment apps were generated in a short space of time using Open Data. People seem really fired up by environment data.
Our Digital Inclusion Through Schools (DITS) intergenerational project is based in a predominantly rural area where access to services is difficult, particularly for older people. Access to the internet can really enhance the lives of people in later life and we aim through our project to increase the number of older 'Silver Surfers' . We are working with local schools and the library service who allow us to use their facilities free of charge. The pupils at the schools become the 'Tutors' and they work on a one to one basis with the older people who are the 'Pupils. more >