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Digital Inclusion Week May 2017!
Celebrate Digital Inclusion Week, May 8-13, 2017! The week is an opportunity to raise awareness about digital inequities and nationwide efforts to close those gaps from California to the Carolinas. Throughout the week, organizations across the nation, including Austin Free-Net, will host digital inclusion events (i.e. trainings, device donation drives, etc.) and share digital stories that highlight specific inequities and the role digital inclusion providers play in meeting these needs.
“Digital Inclusion” refers to the activities necessary to ensure that all individuals and communities, including the most disadvantaged, have access to and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The use of ICTs has risen steadily over the last three decades, yet many American communities continue to face persistent barriers to adoption. As technologies evolve, we know that addressing digital inequities is more than a problem of access but one of greater social and economic inclusion.
What’s happening at Austin Free-Net! May 8-13
AFN’s weeklong celebration will feature a variety of events related to digital inclusion:
–Movie screening for seniors
–A Panel discussion with leaders in digital inclusion
–A digital resource fair with information for families and seniors
–Digital device giveaways
–And much more
Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
Lightning Talk Speaker Forum – August 18, 2016
Austin Free-Net hosted a “Lightning Talk” Speaker Forum on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Google Fiber Space. This program featured business experts and leaders as they discussed how to spur innovation, connect resources and enhance company’s outcomes with late technology adopters.
Read more about the event here.