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Digital Communities Framework

Name: Building Digital Communities--A Framework for Action

Identifier: Not Applicable

Issuing Organisation: Institute of Museum and Library Studies

Country: USA

Language: English

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Availability: Free to Access

Type: Framework

Issue Year: N/A

Forward Review Date: Not known

Fields: Built Environment and Outdoor Spaces  Communication and Information  Digital Health  Engagement, Inclusion and Citizenship  Travel, Transport, and Mobility 

Intended Audiences: Third (Voluntary) Sector Bodies, Private Sector Bodies, Professional and Trade Bodies, and Governmental and Public Sector Bodies


Digital inclusion is the ability of individuals and groups to access and use information and communication technologies. Not all members of a community benefit equally, and some communities have been left out altogether. This Framework is a resource for fostering digital inclusion throughout the United States so that everyone can take advantage of digital technologies These efforts include extending broadband infrastructure to rural and other underserved areas, digital literacy training to help people adopt digital technologies and educate people about online safety, and targeted programs to ensure everyone can complete an online job application, take a distance learning class, or manage her healthcare.

The Framework is structured around a vision for the future, principles that define digital inclusion, goals to make digital inclusion a reality, and sample strategies for achieving the goals.





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