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Digital Equity

A toolkit on all things surrounding digital inclusion, accessibility and digital sovereignty.

What is Digital Inclusion?

Digital Inclusion is more than just having a device and access to WIFI. It is an understanding of how a computer can benefit each individual according to their own needs. Every person is different and will need to access technology in different ways. Below is a taxonomy of the different stages of Digital Inclusion. 
Conceptual Framework of Digital Inclusion

Source: Nguyen, Andy & Hong, Yvonne & Gardner, Lesley. (2020). A Taxonomy of Digital Learning Activities for Digital Inclusion. 

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Connectivity & Devices

SAPL does not have laptops you can take home to use, however, our Learn Centers are able to assist in helping fill out the Affordable Connectivity Program application. 

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) assists low-income households in paying for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet.

You are likely eligible if your household’s income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line, or if you or someone you live with currently receives a government benefit like SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, Pell Grant, or Free and Reduced-Price Lunch.

If your household is eligible, you could receive:

  • Up to a $30/month discount on your internet service
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)
  • A low cost service plan that may be fully covered through the ACP*

To apply or for more information visit affordableconnectivity.gov or call 877-384-2575.