Go ON Gold

online access for disabled people

September 2012

Internet Usage Can Cut Depression Elderly Users, Study Finds

Submitted 30 September, 2012 - 12:29
An elderly woman using a laptop computer

Elderly people who use the internet regularly are less likely to suffer from depression, new research from a US university has found.

Local Heroes: Local library user Bob Rawlinson, helped by Amy Crouch, Westminster City Council Library Service

Submitted 25 September, 2012 - 10:10
Bob Rawlinson in front of his computer

Bob Rawlinson has lived in St John's Wood for over 50 years. He visits the library regularly but until this month had never explored the lower ground floor which was originally a store room but was refurbished and opened to the public in August 2008.

Age UK’s Itea & Biscuits Week is back for 2012!

Submitted 16 September, 2012 - 17:44
Get a taste of technology - Itea and Biscuits Week 17-23 Sep 2012

Go ON Gold is backing Itea and Biscuits Week (Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd September) which sees Age UK encouraging older people to find out more about getting on line.

Go ON Gold ambassador stars in Channel 4 comedy show

Submitted 5 September, 2012 - 21:10
Simon Steven

Coventry-based entrepreneur and disability consultant Simon Stevens is enjoying a celebrity summer. After starring in one of Go ON Gold’s first video interviews, he took a lead role in Channel 4’s ground-breaking prank show - I’m Spazticus.

Tanni Grey-Thompson backs our new national online campaign

Submitted 5 September, 2012 - 21:00
Tanni Grey-Thompson

Paralympian peer and disability rights campaigner Tanni Grey-Thompson is urging people to get involved with Go ON Gold, a new national initiative which aims to raise awareness of the obstacles faced by people with disabilities in accessing computers and the internet – and help remedy them.

Accessibility Shines Through at Technology4Good awards

Submitted 4 September, 2012 - 21:34
Creative display of computer monitors showing T4G logo. Credit Alex Irwin.

A range of technology innovations to help improve people’s lives in easy, practical ways – including helping people with disabilities – were showcased at the recent Technology4Good Awards.

Paralympics Broadcasting Boosting Accessibility at Channel 4

Submitted 3 September, 2012 - 18:57
Screen shot of Channel 4 Paralympics website

Working as the official broadcaster of the 2012 Paralympic Games is helping to raise the profile of accessibility for disabled people within Channel 4, a senior figure in the channel’s online team has said.