Digital Inclusion Week is an annual week of awareness, recognition, and celebration. Organizations and individuals across the country host special events and campaigns to promote digital equity in their communities.
Please join us October 3-7, 2022 – this will be our biggest Digital Inclusion Week ever, with seasoned practitioners and newly launched programs hosting virtual and in-person events. DIW aims to raise awareness of solutions addressing home internet access, personal devices, and local technology training and support programs.
Get Inspired: Take a Look Back at the 2021 Events
Here’s How It Works:
- Create or find an activity in your area that builds inclusion by providing computer training, media literacy, affordable devices, or internet access to people on the wrong side of digital divides – or builds public awareness.
- Use the social media kit (coming soon) to raise awareness around the digital divide and the incredible work your community is doing to reach digital inclusion.
- Connect with colleagues around the country to share ideas through the NDIA listserv.
- Use hashtags #DIW2022 and #digitalequityNOW during the week of October 3-7 to join the conversation and celebrate progress.
Activities Organized for Past Digital Inclusion Weeks
- Internet Costs Speak Out: internet costs and speeds don’t always make sense and the best way to draw attention to inconsistencies is for people to share their speed and cost.
- Mapping Your Digital Divide: neighborhoods and communities across the nation are experiencing a digital divide. Draw attention to this in your area by posting a photo on social media displaying the divide in your zip code. Check out some mapping resources here.
- Engage Elected Officials: ask them to get involved by posting a video, photo, or a letter of support for local digital inclusion initiatives to their social media.
- Community Events:
- Device Donation Drive – collect and refurbish used desktops and laptops to disseminate to program participants.
- Resume Rally – help people learn how to create a resume and search online for job openings.
- Internet Enrollment Event – partner with a low-cost internet service provider to get people signed up for affordable broadband.
Expect New Resources and Toolkits in Late Summer 2022
Join the DIW22 Planning Committee!
Every year, a group of representatives from NDIA affiliates leads the national planning of Digital Inclusion Week. This working group meets approximately four to five times during August and September to share ideas and create resources for other organizations. Specialties include executive directors, program directors, communications and content specialists, refurbishers, and advocacy/policy leaders. If you’d like to participate in the Planning Committee, please email [email protected] with the subject “DIW Planning Committee.” Thank you!