Digital inclusion

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Digital affordability
Digital equity
Digital exclusions
Digital inclusion outcomes
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Digitally kind: bridging the gaps between digital policy, process and practice to improve outcomes

The use of digital technology has increased rapidly over the last decade and intensified further since the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource is designed as a starting point to open up conversations for organisations, and to give an overview of a range of technical, social and...
Report

Connecting on Country

This report examines the experiences of Indigenous students living in remote areas during 2020, and the issues they continue to face around digital connectivity.
Report

COVID-19, digital inclusion, and the Australian cultural sector: a research snapshot

This snapshot reports on the preliminary findings from research that asked how digital inclusion affected the Australian cultural sector in the wake of COVID-19.
Evaluation

Improving the digital inclusion of older Australians: the social impact of Be Connected

This evaluation found the 'Be Connected' program has had a significant impact on building the digital skills, confidence and online safety practices of older Australians. It finds that the program represents an appropriate, effective and efficient investment in the digital inclusion of older Australians.
Report

What is data poverty?

Most of the UK population is now within reach of fast broadband, 4G or 5G signals, and also have the digital skills to go online. This report focuses on those for whom cost is the main barrier to greater digital participation.
Report

Affordability report 2020

The 2020 Affordability Report calls for governments to develop effective national broadband plans to make internet access more affordable and enable more people to connect.
Report

Riding the digital wave: report on COVID-19 trends and forward work program

The report sets out the Council’s methodology for analysing digital connectivity and adoption across key sectors of the economy, and priorities for its initial program of work, including supporting economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19.
Report

Accelerating Digital: learning from a digital inclusion accelerator programme

This report is intended to act as a resource for any individual – or organisation – with an interest in building capacity in their sector to improve outcomes for users and organisations. While the learning stems primarily from the Carnegie UK Trust’s #NotWithoutMe accelerator programme...
Report

Measuring Australia’s digital divide: the Australian digital inclusion index 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the critical importance of digital inclusion in contemporary Australia. The Australian Digital Inclusion Index (ADII) was first published in 2016. This edition provides the most comprehensive picture of Australia’s online participation to date.
Position paper

A national digital inclusion roadmap

Australia is digitising, with the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating the pace of every-day activities moving online. It is becoming increasingly critical that all Australians are digitally included so they can participate in all aspects of society and have the skills to complete tasks confidently and safely.
Policy report

Learning from lockdown: 12 steps to eliminate digital exclusion

While digital exclusion is a long-standing problem, it has often struggled for attention and resources in recent years in a crowded public policy landscape. This report is a response to this challenge, setting out a series of 12 recommendations calling for ambitious action from policy...
Guide

Accelerating digital inclusion in the new normal

This guide offers a framework for a multiyear, cross-industry programme to shape policymaking and accelerate action in the new normal. It presents three innovative strategies for public and private sector leaders to enable greater digital inclusion for the world's economies and societies.
Report

Australian digital inclusion index: community consultation feedback and outcome

In 2020 the Australian Digital Inclusion project team sought feedback on a reimagined Australian Digital Inclusion Index. Submissions closed 13 March 2020.This document summarises the feedback received, and details how that feedback has informed the ADII 2.0.
Working paper

Affordability of communications services for low income households

In 2017, the Bureau of Communications and Arts Research found that the affordability of communications services in Australia had improved overall. In general, consumers were getting better value as prices stayed the same or fell, while product inclusions (such as data) increased. This paper updates...
Report

Supporting culture in the digital age

Prepared between November 2019 and March 2020, this report explores how the digital age has changed the cultural value chain and draws on existing literature and insights, as well as a range of actors from across the cultural ecosystem.
Briefing paper

COVID-19, digital inclusion and online education: APO Digital Inclusion Collection Brief April 2020

During the current period of home-based self-isolation, those without the ability to effectively and affordably access and use digital technologies will find it immediately and increasingly difficult to participate in contemporary economic, social, cultural and civic life.
Article

School closures will increase inequality unless urgent action closes the digital divide

While slowing the pace of the Covid-19 Pandemic is critical, reducing the growth of inequality – including in education – will be an equally important and complex challenge.
Article

Working from home and digital literacy – what can we assume?

This article asks whether Australian school students are sufficiently digitally literate and confident to effectively transition to online learning and whether teachers have demonstrated the capacity to use digital technologies in their teaching and learning practice to facilitate this transition.
Article

Americans turn to technology during COVID-19 outbreak, say an outage would be a problem

This survey, administered between 19 and 24 March 2020 to more than 11,0000 Americans, included a set of questions on their use of digital technologies.
Survey

American Trends Panel survey methodology and COVID-19 Questions

The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. The panel wave conducted March 19 to March 24, 2020 drew 11,537 responses out of 15,433 who were sampled...