Accessibility doesn’t start with a website. It starts with digital equity

When we say “accessibility,” many of us think about adding keyboard navigation, high color contrast, and alt text to a website.

The Digital Divide Could Hurt the Count of Latinos in the Census

The 2020 Census is different from past surveys in two important ways.

The state of North Carolina is stepping in to help bridge the digital Homework Gap

Recent research from the North Carolina Department of Information Technology found that one in every 10 students lacks internet access at home, which makes it hard for them to complete homework assignments outside of school. "If we have a cohort o

An Update on Broadband Bills in the 116th Congress

While some may be preoccupied with the Save the Internet Act (the net neutrality legislation), it’s not the only broadband bill in town.

Digital divide persists even as lower-income Americans make gains in tech adoption

Even as many aspects of the digital divide have narrowed over time, the digital lives of lower- and higher-income Americans remain markedly different. 

In some countries, many use the internet without realizing it

What is the internet? And who is an internet user? The questions may seem straightforward, but more than a decade of research in the United States and abroad suggests that some people who use the internet may not be aware that they’re doing so.

A Public Housing Digital Inclusion Blueprint

At least 100,000 San Francisco residents lack adequate Internet access and miss out on economic and educational benefits.

How healthy is the internet?

A compilation of research, interviews, and analysis aims to show that while the worldwide consequences of getting things wrong with the internet could be huge – for peace and security, for political and individual freedoms, for human equality – th

Building a Rural Library Hotspot Lending Program: Results from a One-Year Pilot

In today's society, individuals and households without reliable Internet connections are increasingly at risk of facing significant disadvantages.