Help to make technology more accessible to disabled people in South Wales has been announced by Digital Inclusion Minister Wayne David.
The Switched on Communities project at New Tredegar, funded by DSG International Foundation, will offer support and training to meet the technology needs of disabled users in Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen.
The Wales Remote Access Project, funded by the Big Lottery, will raise awareness of the ICT opportunities available to individuals with disabling conditions through access centres such as libraries and mobile units throughout Wales.
Mr David said: "Digital technologies can play a significant role in helping people with disabilities change their everyday lives and improve their life chances.
"I am sure that these two projects will go a long way in bringing digital technologies to the heart of the community and making a sustainable impact on the lives of disabled people through technology and training.
"Digital Inclusion is a key objective of this Government - to make sure that everyone in the UK, regardless of their circumstances has the opportunity to benefit from the information revolution.
"We are seen as leading the way within Europe on digital inclusion and we will continue to build on this as we deliver our digital inclusion action plan."
News Wales, 17th February 2009