AREAS OF IMPACT
Achieving Digital Equity
Digital equity is a condition in which everyone has the information technology capacity necessary to fully participate in our society, democracy, and economy.
Digital inclusion is the means by which we achieve digital equity.
The five elements of digital inclusion are:
- Affordable broadband internet
- Internet-enabled devices
- Access to digital literacy skills education
- Technical support
- Applications and online content to enable and encourage self-sufficiency, participation, and collaboration
Source: National Digital Inclusion Alliance
OUR THREE FOCUS AREAS
EDUCATION + EMPOWERMENT for daily use and integration: Digital literacy is a learned skill; starting with fundamentals like typing and integration into digital services like banking and communication, individuals may progress into more specialized skills that feed into workforce opportunities, like VR/AR, AI, coding, and more.
DIGITAL CONNECTIVITY: high speed and reliable access to internet must facilitate consistent access to streaming and daily functions.
HARDWARE ACCESS: laptops and desktop computers enable people to perform all required digital functions for life and work, including homework, job applications, and specialized skills like coding.