Society Article Archive

  • Justin Richards caught up with this year's Turing Lecture speaker, Chris Mairs, to talk about social inclusion, open source software and water skiing.
  • Making sure that an organization is as inclusive as possible can be done, as BCS has demonstrated with its approach to the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) IT user qualification. Derek Mills of the BCS team explains.
  • Geoff Busby writes about three high-flyers each of whom have a disability that they have overcome, but many of the obstacles they have faced could have been negated by creative use of IT.
  • Peter Irons, head of research at Eyescience-Tintavision, looks at the use of colour to help dyslexic adults or any person who finds reading too slow (less than 160 words per minute), painful or tiring.
  • From eLearning to the NHS to ID cards, the BCS has influenced and informed government policy over many years. The Government Relations Group nurtures and develops the BCS's relationship with government.
  • Michael Gough FBCS CITP, chief executive officer of the National Computing Centre, looks at the way forward to develop IT professionalism in the UK.
  • Karen Price, chief executive of e-skills UK, looks at developing professionalism through skills.
  • John Higgins, director general at Intellect, looks at the role of professionalism on the IT supplier side
  • Katie Davis, director of government IT professionalism, says flexibility and individual needs are at the heart of a new campaign.
  • Jean Irvine of the Change Leadership Network looks at the leadership issues surrounding successful delivery of major IT-enabled change.