Internet, Education, and Overlooked Populations
Efforts to equalize access to the benefits of technology date back to the Community Technology movement of the 1990s. Yet, as the internet proliferates, groups of people are left behind. Panelists representing often overlooked populations (seniors, Native Americans, and at-risk youth) will discuss how corporate digital inclusion models centered on population-specific partnerships drive significant change. Their perspectives will provide a blueprint for equitable digital inclusion programs.
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- What differences persist between demographic groups regarding internet adoption, and technology and internet use?
- Do different demographic populations require different approaches for digital inclusion?
- What key strategies can be used to identify opportunities for ensuring equitable and inclusive practices across different demographic groups?
- Karima Zedan, Vice President, Digital Inclusion and Internet Essentials, Comcast Corporation
- Tom Kamber, Executive Director, Older Adults Technology Services, OATS
- Janeen Comenote, Executive Director, National Urban Indian Family Coalition
- Kimberly Jones, Vice President, Public Policy and Communications, Council for Opportunity in Education
Trinity Thorpe-Lubneuski, Director, Strategic Communications and Research, Comcast Corporation