Device Ownership is the Heart of Digital Equity and the Gateway to Opportunity
It’s time to be honest with ourselves. Digital equity is a civil rights issue. The injustices that the digital divide inflicts on people are worthy of outrage and an urgent, societal response is required.
What is Needed?
- Working computers
- Internet access
- Digital literacy skills
- Technical support
- Device repair
Who is Most Affected?
- Older adults
- Individuals with disabilities
- Other marginalized populations
Three Key Issues
The digital divide is caused by a number of interwoven, systemic issues. While Digitunity’s work centers on all aspects of device ownership, access to robust and affordable internet and having the skills to use a computer productively are also essential.
Everyone needs a computer with up-to-date functionality and support.
Millions of people do not have access to the internet due to affordability or lack of physical connectivity.
Broadband Deployment Report
Everyone needs to know how to use a computer safely, and perform common tasks such as sending email, using websites, and utilizing common applications like spreadsheets and word processing.
Digitunity is leading a national strategy to end the technology gap.
How You Can Help
Together, we can solve this problem.
Choose to make a difference in the effort to bridge the digital divide.
Help get computers to those who need them.
Engage your business and your team in this critical work.