- Available in: Print and PDF
- Published: January 1, 2001
Published 2001 (ISBN 1 902488 38 5) Price £9.95
Michael Wills describes how the revolution in information and communications technologies offers new opportunities to overcome some of the problems that have previously dogged progress towards equality. He begins by outlining the complex approach to equality that modern conditions require, rooted in the extension of opportunity and the chance for all to fulfil their potential. Given an active Government, the new ICTs offer a historic chance to advance that goal; without it, a growing digital divide could entrench inequality further. The discussion ranges, with many specific example, across education, employability, access to high quality public services, and the ways that Government can push the benefits of ICTs out to the communities and individuals that have hitherto been excluded or deprived.