Digital inclusion is about making sure that all Western Australians can access and use digital technologies. It’s more than being able to physically connect to the internet. It’s also about having the know how you need to connect, being able to afford those connections, and having access to digital tools and devices that are designed in a way that meets peoples’ needs.
This report highlights key findings from the government's community consultation on a draft Digital Inclusion Blueprint.
Western Australians and organisations from Albany to Kununurra, including the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, South Hedland, Warburton and Leonora, explained that:
- Western Australians experience four main barriers to inclusion – connectivity, affordability, skills and design.
- Digital inclusion underpins full participation in today’s society.
- Digital inclusion requires strong collaboration and partnerships with WA communities, the community sector, industry and government.
The report will inform a final Blueprint and a program of initiatives to make Western Australia a more digitally-inclusive state.