Society Article Archive

  • The Scottish Executive introduced BCS's Career Developer 18 months ago to modernize a largely paper-based professional development scheme and a bring in a more effective method for planning the careers of well-rounded professionals.
  • Paul Crichton MBCS, a member of the BCS Disability Group Committee, looks at PAS 78 and its implications for web design and social inclusion.
  • Women now make up less than 20 per cent of the 1.2 million IT workforce, so the announcement of this year's GCS Women in IT Award medallists is a timely reminder to all IT employers that opportunities for women are important for the future of the profession.
  • In ten years' time today's 11 and 12 year-olds will be graduates looking for jobs in the IT industry. Will they have the right skills, or have been let down by academia? These were the subjects explored at PLAN-IT 2015.
  • 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.