The digital divide is a complex issue of access to technology, the internet, and skills, limiting the life chances of people across our communities.
BCS believes that along with partners like the Digital Poverty Alliance to support governments, industry and civil society, the UK can eliminate the digital divide by 2030.
What is BCS doing?
The Digital Divide specialist group seeks to champion and facilitate digital inclusion for all by championing improvements in access to skills, technology and infrastructure.
Computing at School (CAS), which is part of BCS, is a grassroots educators community reaching every part of the UK. It is passionate about Computing and working together to support teachers and ensure every child has a world-leading computing education. CAS is integral to the success of the National Centre for Computing Education.
BCS research indicated that black women were highly underrepresented in information technology , comprising less than 1% of IT professionals. In response, BCS launched a bursary with Coding Black Females (CBF) offering access to BCS membership for over 75 black women. Following its initial success, the bursary is now in its second year.
All digital apprenticeships are now aligned with our professional registration strengthening pathways to professional careers. We are a leading end point assessment organisation for digital apprenticeships which are a key enabler of levelling up and reducing the digital divide.
We publish opinion and thought-leadership pieces from a diverse range of voices bringing ethical perspectives, professionalism and technical insight to the digital divide conversation.