Yet another DAA member wins an award. This time it is the Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC). DAC in Llandarcy beat off strong competition from two other social enterprises and received the award for the way they managed to utilise the support and investment from the Welsh Government Communities 2.0 digital inclusion programme to develop its business, expand and employ more people.
Communities 2.0 is a Welsh Government programme that is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The Communities 2.0 Celebration of Achievement Awards acknowledge and celebrate individuals, organisations and partnerships that have made the best of the opportunity to work with Communities 2.0 and help create a more digital Wales.
The Awards ceremony was hosted by Maggie Philbin and Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, presented the awards to the winners.
Cathryn Marcus, Project Director or Communities 2.0 commented,
“The Digital Accessibility Centre exemplifies everything that the Communities 2.0 programme hoped to achieve with its support for small enterprise.
“The Centre has utilised Communities 2.0 support to assess their ICT needs and used our investment to build the business exponentially.
“The Digital Accessibility Centre is now a leading expert in its field with a blue chip client list and global ambitions. DAC has created jobs and is providing an essential service. Cam and Gavin have shown how ICT can be used to grow a successful business and create jobs away from the big urban centres. DAC thoroughly deserves this award”.
DAC, based in Llandarcy, is a Social Enterprise established in 2011, and is now one of the UK’s leading providers of “real life” web accessibility testing services in the UK. Their work helps ensure that the 20% of the UK population with a disability can access the online world. A huge congratulations for their achievements!