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.
Join us to share the need for and impact of digital inclusion programming. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.