Digital Equity is a Civil Rights Issue that Demands Attention
In today's society, having a connected computer and the skills to use it productively is a basic need. It's also a gateway to opportunity.
Device ownership is the heart of digital equity. Those in households without a computer available are missing opportunities for employment, education, health, civic engagement and more. Imagine if you were…
- In third grade, but unable to participate in remote learning.
- In financial distress, but unable to file for unemployment or apply for jobs.
- In pain, but unable to have a virtual visit with a doctor.
Computers for Everyone
We believe everyone who needs a computer should have one. We must collectively act to remove barriers to device ownership. That means establishing and advancing a national strategy for increasing the supply of no cost or low-cost devices, and a comprehensive approach to ensuring that devices and related supports get to individuals and families in need.
You Have a Role to Play
The digital divide is not a simple thing to solve. It’s the result of a wide array of socioeconomic, geographic, political, and demographic factors. There are many amazing organizations working to eliminate barriers to internet access and promote digital skills development. Digitunity is laser-focused on device ownership, and you can help in three key ways: device donations, financial contributions, and network participation.