Digital Inclusion Week

Please join this international event online and on the ground on October 7-11, 2019 to share what is going on in your community. DIW aims to raise awareness of solutions addressing home internet access, personal devices and local technology training and support programs. DIW2019 is sponsored by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance representing more than 350 affiliated organizations in 44 states working 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 October 7-11, 2019 use hashtags #digitalinclusion and #digitalequityis ______ to join the conversation and celebrate progress.

Amplify the Message

Your organization is doing incredible work in digital inclusion! 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


#digitalequityis COMPASSION

Edward Blayney, Office of Civic Innovation, Louisville Metro

#digitalequityis BRAIN EQUITY

Jo Ana Alvarado, San Antonio Housing Authority

#digitalequityis CIVIL RIGHTS

Lorena Cuffy, University AME Zion Church, Palo Alto


Drew Pizzolato, Nonprofit Technology Network

NDIA wants to know what #digitalequityis_______ means for you and your community.  We are asking our affiliates and friends to create a photo of you or you and your colleagues/community members filling in the blank for #digitalequityis______. The photos will be used on the NDIA website. To participate, please print off this placard, write what digital equity means to you, and upload the photo here. Photos submitted by September 13th, 2019 may be included in a collage on the NDIA website and shared on social  media throughout DIW. Please use this placard to create photos for your social media posts during the week. 

Past DIW Initiatives 

DIW 2017

Check out 2017’s Digital Inclusion Week

DIW 2018

Check out 2018’s Digital Inclusion Week

IDIW 2018

Check out 2018’s International Digital Inclusion Week

Planning Committee

Chair: Shauna Edson from the Salt Lake City Public Library
Committee: Abby Cox from Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Alyssa Kenney from DANEnet, Andrew Doan from NDIA, Anthony Houghton from Digital Equity Center, John Chrastka from EveryLibrary, Kami Griffiths from Community Tech Network, Matthew Timberlake from Multnomah County Library, Nicole Umayam from Arizona State Library, Yvette Scorse from ByteBack.