Date(s) - 10/09/2020
What is Digital Inclusion Week?
Digital Inclusion Week (DIW2020) aims to raise awareness of solutions addressing home internet access, personal devices, and local technology training and support programs. DIW2020 is sponsored by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) representing more than 450 affiliated organizations in 44 states working toward digital equity.
What Kinds of Activities Do People Organize?
- Placard Photo: NDIA wants to know where you need #digitalequityNOW! Print off the DIW20 Placard, add your location, and take a photo somewhere specific to your area! Upload your photos so they can be added to the DIW20 collage.
- Internet Costs Speak Out: internet costs don’t always make sense and the best way to draw attention to inconsistencies is for people to share their speed and cost. Check out some sample posts here.
- Mapping Your Digital Divide: neighborhoods and communities across the nation are experiencing a digital divide. This means that individuals do not have equitable access and use of digital literacy training, the Internet, and computers. Draw attention to this in your area by posting a photo on social media displaying the divide in your zip code. Check out some mapping resources here.
- Engage Elected Officials: ask them to get involved by posting a video, photo, or a letter of support for local digital inclusion initiatives to their social media.
- Community Pop-Up Events:
- Device Donation Drive – collect and refurbish used desktops and laptops to disseminate to program participants. Make sure there everyone is wearing a mask and the equipment is sanitized.
- Resume Rally – help people learn how to create a resume and search online for job openings. This could be virtually or over the phone. If you have space to properly distance everyone, it could even be in person!
- Internet Enrollment Event – partner with a low-cost internet service provider to get people signed up for affordable broadband.