Digital Inclusion Strategies How does a community evaluate resources and develop consensus around a comprehensive broadband plan?. 1. Building Digital Communities. SHLB NTIA Conference May 23, 2012. Mary Alice Ball Senior Program Officer. Digital Inclusion Is a Policy Area. Education.
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Mary Alice Ball
Senior Program Officer
Economic and workforce development
Public safety and emergency services
Design for inclusion
Principle 2: Affordability
Goal 1: Pricing information
Goal 2: Subsidized Internet
Goal 3: Assistance for low-income
Assistance with hardware, software, and peripheral equipment purchase and maintenance are available to low-income households
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2. Develop a shared community understanding
3. Create a community action plan
4. Implement the plan
5. Evaluate and revise the plan
Lining up donors
Digital Inclusion Strategies…
and the closing of the digital gap in Kansas City Kansas
3. Literacy and digital competence: This will enhance basic literacy and technological literacy that will improve life chances and facilitate lifelong learning.
Digital literacy is inextricably associated with basic literacy.