What is Digital Equity?
Digital equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy. Digital equity is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services.
It is important to note here the use of “equity” vs. “equality.” When we use the word equity, we accurately acknowledge the systemic barriers that must be dismantled before achieving equality for all.
- Credit: National Digital Inclusion Alliance site (link below)
Libraries Discuss Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice
Social justice education around technology and access to knowledge is a vital path in understanding the inequities of our digital realm. Below are a collection of links surrounding social justice matters within libraries:
Check out the latest news from the Office of Innovation on Digital Equity
The latest Request for Proposal about digital equity. If you live in an area that has limited or poor WIFI connectivity, this proposal may be of interest.