Digital Inclusion

Digital inclusion involves the activities necessary to ensure equitable access to and use of information and communication technologies for participation in social and economic life including for education, social services, health, social and community participation. Digital inclusion includes access to affordable broadband Internet services, Internet-enabled devices, access to digital literacy training, quality technical support, and applications and online content designed to enable and encourage self-sufficiency, participation, and collaboration. Related concepts include digital divide, digital exclusion and digital inequality however digital inclusion focuses more on the strategies, policies and programs required to address the digital divide.
(From Wikipedia)
We also think that the Mission and Vision of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance.

What does that mean?

There are Three key attributes to resolving the issues that prevent Digital Inclusion:

  • Access
  • Availability
  • Adoption

Innovate Chatham is forming a community alliance to produce a plan for Chatham County that will enable local organizations to access Federal and State funds to tackle issues and put solid, practical plans in place to address them.

If you or your organization would like to contribute to the plan and any subsequent activities, please email president [at] innovatechatham.org