Digital Inclusion Week 2018 will happen May 7-11, and you can join this nationwide event online and on the ground to share what is going on in your community. DIW2018 is sponsored by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance representing more than 300 affiliated organizations in 38 states that work toward digital equity.
Here’s how it works:
- Create or find an event in your area that builds inclusion by providing computer training, media literacy, affordable devices or internet access to people on the wrong side digital divides – or builds public awareness.
- Connect with colleagues around the country to share ideas through our mailing list.
- From May 7-11, use hashtags #digitalinclusion, #DIW2018, and #digitalequityis______ to join the conversation and celebrate progress. We created graphics and sample text for tweets for you.
#digitalequityis BRAIN EQUITY
#digitalequityis CIVIL RIGHTS
#digitalequityis WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Your organization is doing incredible work in digital inclusion! The NDIA needs your help to share stories and amplify your work.
What Kinds of Events Do People Organize?
- Digital resource fair – bring together digital inclusion providers for a family-friendly fair that promotes opportunities to learn and raffles devices or services to participants
- Door-to-door outreach – canvass an area of the community with low rates of access to educate residents about low-cost broadband options and your organization’s services
- Device donation drive – collect and refurbish used desktops and laptops to disseminate to program participants
- One-day workshop related to a specific technology training need in your community (e.g. smartphones, cloud applications, computer basics)
- Resume rally – help people learn how to create a resume and search online for job openings
- Open house – to promote the work of your organization to the community and key stakeholders
- Internet enrollment event – partner with a low-cost internet service provider to get people signed up for affordable broadband
Digital Inclusion Stories from Across the Country
List of Events
DIW News & Highlights
The 2018 Summit in Portland OR is designed to share local insights, identify knowledge gaps and to continue our collaborative work to achieve digital equity. Participants will take advantage of inspirational keynotes, panel discussions, and networking breaks to help...read more
Digital Inclusion Week is May 7-11, 2018 and with your help, we can move closer to our common goal: that all people have access to the Internet and the tools they need to use it. Use these tools to amplify the effort and call attention to the importance of digital...read more
By Munirih Jester, NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellow The San Antonio Housing Authority provides housing assistance to over 65,000 children, adults and senior citizens; and partners with more than 35 social service agencies to provide education, training and medical...read more
By Margo Scurry, NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellow Do you feel like something is missing? When it comes to computers and the internet, do you feel left behind? You’re not alone. But it’s never too late to get digital! Being able to use computers and get online makes life...read more
One of the first mayoral advocates for digital inclusion, Mayor Sly James of Kansas City, MO encourages participation in Digital Inclusion Week and why digital equity is essential to our communities.read more
Lead: Shauna Edson, Salt Lake City Public Library
Laura Breeden, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Bruce Clark, Digital Charlotte
Abby Cox, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Lorena Cuffy, Jesse Jackson Digital Inclusion Fellow
Cari DelMariani, Kramden Institute, Inc.
Andrew Doan, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Katherine Eppler, San Francisco Public Library
Norma Fernandez, EveryoneOn
Rebecca Gibbons, City of Portland
Kami Griffiths, Community Technology Network
Matthew Kopel, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Angela Siefer, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Matthew Timberlake, Multnomah County Library