Digital Inclusion Maps
Here’s a list of available digital inclusion maps and indexes.
The New Zealand Digital Inclusion Resources Map is now offline. The original map was created back in 2014. Most recently, it had not been updated regularly and had become out-of-date, not capturing new organisations or deleting others, as appropriate. Since its inception, it had, nonetheless, served its purpose of putting digital inclusion ‘on the map’.
https://digitalinclusionindex.org.au/ – Australian Digital Inclusion Index
http://heatmap.thetechpartnership.com/ – UK Digital Exclusion HEAT Map (August 2017)
https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/desi – European Digital Economy And Society Index (DESI)
Here’s a list of digital inclusion leaders by area or country. These organisations provide useful sources of research, resources and inspiration.
Good Things Foundation (UK)
https://www.goodthingsfoundation.org – The UK Good Things Foundation supports socially-excluded people to improve their lives through digital. Digital technology and community action, and Digital inclusion has always been at the core of Good Things Foundation’s work. (See their Theory of Change for individuals, communities, society)
National Digital Inclusion Alliance (USA)
https://www.digitalinclusion.org/whatwedo/ – The USA National Digital Inclusion Alliance is “is a unified voice for home broadband access, public broadband access, personal devices and local technology training and support programs. We work collaboratively to craft, identify and disseminate financial and operational resources for digital inclusion programs while serving as a bridge to policymakers and the general public.” One interesting initiative is their list of “great examples of local government leadership to promote digital literacy and broadband access for underserved citizens” at https://www.digitalinclusion.org/digital-inclusion-trailblazers/
All Digital (Europe)
http://all-digital.org/resources/ – All Digital is a leading pan-European association representing member organisations across Europe that work with 25,000 digital competence centres. We focus to support Europeans that have an insufficient level of digital skills. That means that they’re having less chances to find work, to use online services, to have a better quality of life, to be included in today’s society. Coordinates European ALL DIGITAL Week: http://alldigitalweek.eu/resources/
Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance (ADIA)
https://digitalinclusion.org.au/ – The Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance (ADIA) is a shared initiative with over 100 business, government, academic and community organisations working together to accelerate action on digital inclusion. Their actions to reduce the digital divide and enable greater social and economic participation for all Australians are:
- Raise awareness of the issue of digital inclusion in Australia
- Build momentum to address digital inclusion as a major public policy issue
- Accelerate collective action in three critical areas of Affordability, Digital Accessibility and Digital Ability