B.C.’s homeless people left out by high tech

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People experiencing homelessness need more tech-friendly options say TAPS.

Having just been denied an investigation by the previous B.C. ombudsperson, a Victoria anti-poverty advocate hopes that the new office-holder will tackle the provincial push to make social-services recipients use computers to get assistance, something he says contributes to homelessness. “The moral, and I think responsible, decision — given the purpose of the ombudsperson’s office — is to do something about what is happening at the Ministry of Social Development,” said Stephen Portman, interim executive director of the Together Against Poverty Society.

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Source: Times Colonist