The 'beacon checklist', is derived from the 2009 digital inclusion beacon award process.
Digital Inclusion is the use of technology, either directly or indirectly, to improve the lives and life chances of disadvantaged people and the places in which they live. It is a term used to describe local policies and actions designed to encourage the socially inclusive use of technology and to mitigate the risks that socially disadvantaged people and communities fall behind as mainstream society increasingly uses new technologies in every day life
The evaluation process that was used to assess bids has been developed into a checklist of areas to consider for action in relation to the socially inclusive use of technology. This checklist has been further refined through the beacon evaluation process, and enhanced by examples of good practice from beacon and other local authorities.
Click here to access the Digital Inclusion Checklist