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METRO Webinar: Using Digital Navigators to Bridge Social Divides
October 22, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
with the National Digital Inclusion Alliance
More details coming soon!
Digital equity is a complex set of conditions that requires that every New Yorker has access to affordable broadband, adequate devices, necessary software, digital literacy skills, and a community of support.
Persistent digital divides exist in communities — urban, suburban, and rural — across New York; in fact, more than 25% of students in New York lack access to the Internet and/or appropriate devices to participate in remote online education. The challenges to student connectivity can’t be considered in isolation, since they are part of larger systemic inequities disproportionately affecting people of color and people with lower incomes.
This webinar series is intended to bring together stakeholders from across sectors to:
> establish a shared understanding of the challenges to digital equity and
> develop a shared vision of how we can work together to achieve digital equity in New York.
The series is organized by the New York State Library and the New York State Education Department, in partnership with the METRO Library Council and the Northern New York Library Network.