Society Article Archive

  • Whilst many service providers view the Disability Discrimination Act as just another cost to their business and more red tape, increasingly large numbers of organizations are now seeing past this and focusing on the compelling business case for compliance.
  • Unlike other critical areas of business activity, jobs within IT rarely carry a requirement for relevant professional qualifications, but I believe that position is about to change.
  • The glut of news stories in the past few years on high profile IT project failures has led to a rapidly developing understanding of the need to improve the quality of product and service in the IT field.
  • Some experts argue that disabled people should be given computers to avoid a digital divide between those who have access to IT and those who do not.
  • Paul Chrichton draws on recent statistics and his own experience to looks at the use of IT to assist in wholesale integration under the social model of disability.
  • Women have never had it so good. Society is going through a global social revolution, characterized by the rise and dominance of the professional: one who possesses expertise and education and is able to assume their rightful place in a classless meritocracy.
  • Linus Torvalds, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin - what do they have in common? Geekiness? Money? The answer is probably yes to both but, just as importantly, they are all men.
  • Geoff Busby examines the reasons behind a potential specific social inclusion policy for the BCS.
  • Leela Damodaran discusses electronic participation issues in the context of local egovernment – especially on the facilitators and barriers to this process.
  • Dr Geoffrey Busby MBE FBCS CEng, adviser to the BCS on disability issues, discusses the law applying to employment of disabled people and the advantages of employing them.