Digitunity release digital inclusion landscape survey
Digitunity, an initiative of National Cristina Foundation, published Findings from a Landscape Mapping Survey of Digital Inclusion Practitioners: Needs and Opportunities Within and Post-Pandemic which surveyed more than 100 US digital inclusion practitioners. It explores how COVID-19 pandemic exposed the impact of digital inequity as a common, concurrent, and cross-cutting problem especially for segments of the population that struggle with other social and economic barriers. It further looks at device ownership at the national, state, and county levels, and correlates device ownership to education level, age, gender, and race. To address such challenges, the research underpins collaboration between different practitioners to pinpoint gaps and identify possible solution to the digital divide. ‘As schools and employers moved to remote learning and work during the pandemic, public awareness of digital inequity increased dramatically. The digital inclusion community needs to take full advantage of this moment to make meaningful progress,’ highlighted Digitunity Executive Director Scot Henley.