Broadband Availability Does Not Ensure Accessibility

When COVID-19 forced the closing of schools around the world, broadband access immediately became a hot topic. Digital accessibility has been lacking in low-income communities for a very long time, but this pandemic has affected all communities, finally prompting attention and action at the government level. While researching the digitally denied, I heard from many …

Digital Inequity in Education Exposed During COVID-19

The "Digitally Denied" In 2014, I defined the digitally denied as a marginalized community, that experience digital inequalities regularly, and subjected to additional layers of inequity embedded in the fabric of our society. The digitally denied do not have current technologies available to them, which can include little to no access to the internet, software, …