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In the digital era, whose voices are being heard?” was the question raised by the third annual Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition. In Goodbye digital divide, hello digital equity (and why we need to go the extra mile get it), Newman and Gurstein’s respond by asking Whose voices are not being heard?”.  They discuss “digital equity, where everyone is able to get online according to their need and to achieve what is meaningful to them in their daily life, and where all unfair and avoidable differences are eliminated.” In regional areas in particular this issue impacts on whole communities, including vulnerable individuals and the services working to support them.