Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts. What Is Digital Inclusion? Every Minneapolis resident deserves access to the social, civic, educational.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts. What Is Digital Inclusion? Every Minneapolis resident deserves access to the social, civic, educational."— Presentation transcript:

1 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts

2 What Is Digital Inclusion? Every Minneapolis resident deserves access to the social, civic, educational and economic opportunities the Internet provides.

3 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts Digital Inclusion Asks: What social and political barriers to technology access and literacy exist? What social and political barriers to technology access and literacy exist? How does (ICT) technology affect human rights, civic participation, and social inclusion? How does (ICT) technology affect human rights, civic participation, and social inclusion? How does technology impact economic development? How does technology impact economic development?

4 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts 68% of Americans use the Internet  70% of Whites  57% of African-Americans  38% of Americans with disabilities  37% of Hispanics  29% who have not graduated from High School  26% age 60 or older “Digital Divisions”, Report of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, October 2005 A Nation Online?

5 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts Persistent Barriers Include:  Limited technology literacy skills  Anxiety, fear of technology tools  Limited education, literacy levels  Language, accessibility barriers  Irrelevant content  Availability of affordable broadband service (rural and low-income communities)  Cost of entry (hardware)

6 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts Technology Literacy Is… The ability to responsibly, creatively, and effectively use appropriate technology to:  communicate;  access, collect, manage, integrate, and evaluate information;  solve problems and create solutions;  build and share knowledge; and  improve and enhance learning in all subject areas and experiences.

7 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts Is Internet Access “Critical”?  Job listings & applications  E-Government services  FAFSA- Student Aid applications  Filing taxes,  Vehicle, building & business licenses  Access county and municipal services

8 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts  Register /choose schools  Communicate with K-12 teachers  Online learning  Communicate with elected officials  Loans and banking services  Health care information  (Medicare Part D)  Social inclusion & civic engagement

9 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts The Digital Divide: A Minneapolis Snapshot Kim Havey, the former director of the Minneapolis Empowerment Zone, estimated that less than 20% of households in the Empowerment Zones neighborhoods have home computers.

10 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts Phillips/ Ventura Neighborhoods Using this estimate, there are 690 potential computer users for each public-access computer available in the neighborhood. This includes public libraries, open labs at schools, and CTCs. Research by: Community Technology Empowerment Project AmeriCorps

11 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts Digital Inclusion Requires: Training Training Access Access Hardware Hardware Content Content

12 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) A CBA is required as part of any final contract with broadband/IP vendor(s).  The CBA will focus on how to best address technology needs in underserved communities.

13 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts will help bridge the ACCESS gap. By providing high speed, ubiquitous, low-cost, Internet service

14 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts The CBA can help address the TECHNOLOGY LITERACY gap... The CBA can help address the TECHNOLOGY LITERACY gap...

15 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts …through support for local, relevant & accessible CONTENT (a walled garden?)

16 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts …and/or support for technology VOLUNTEER & MENTORING programs

17 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts …and/or support for HARDWARE refurbishing programs & discounts Wireless card Wireless router

18 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts ….and/or affordable SOFTWARE, including security, accessibility & open source tools

19 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts The Digital Access + Equity Campaign A grassroots effort to inform, educate and organize Minneapolis residents around Digital Inclusion efforts, and discuss CBA issuesA grassroots effort to inform, educate and organize Minneapolis residents around Digital Inclusion efforts, and discuss CBA issues Community meetings began in November 2005Community meetings began in November 2005 Sponsored by C-CAN & The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, with support from the MSNet Fund of the Minneapolis FoundationSponsored by C-CAN & The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, with support from the MSNet Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation Residents and non-profit representatives have been meeting…

20 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts OnlineSurvey Online Survey What should the CBA include? --Assessing & prioritizing community needs and recommendations CommunityRecommendations Task Force Recommendations

21 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts A vendor supported “Digital Inclusion Fund” A vendor supported “Digital Inclusion Fund” Discounted (or free) accounts for low-income residents Discounted (or free) accounts for low-income residents Free or discount services to some Non-Profits, CTCs, Schools and Libraries Free or discount services to some Non-Profits, CTCs, Schools and Libraries Low cost hardware, wireless cards, routers, etc. Low cost hardware, wireless cards, routers, etc. A “Walled Garden" including select websites, accessible to all A “Walled Garden" including select websites, accessible to all CBA Recommendations:

22 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts Understand existing technology needsUnderstand existing technology needs Examine community-based strategies Examine community-based strategies that meet these needs Negotiate benefits that help bring more Negotiate benefits that help bring more Minneapolis residents online Community input helps the Task Force, city staff, vendors, and elected officials:

23 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts How will community-generated ideas & recommendations impact the City’s formal contract negotiation process?

24 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts Residents and stakeholders contribute CBA ideas via community surveys, meetings, events and s Taskforce reviews, prioritizes & makes CBA recommendations to negotiators City negotiates CBA with Vendor (as part of overall service contract)

25 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts Community Benefits agreement data recommendations ideas Community benefits agreement

26 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts Community-based decision making Independent Grant decision making structure Corporate Gifts Individual Gifts Corporate tech grants

27 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts This task force will coordinate (and receive) all of the community input that the City receives through its own and other agencies meetings, surveys and forums. Task Force CBA Process

28 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts The task force will review and prioritize community input, then craft Community Benefits recommendations to be used during the contract negotiation process. Next…

29 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts Community Leaders Representing: K-12 Public Schools K-12 Public Schools Minneapolis Libraries Minneapolis Libraries Non-Profit Organizations Non-Profit Organizations Higher Education Higher Education Greater Twin Cities United Way Greater Twin Cities United Way Corporate Foundations Corporate Foundations Local Employers, Businesses Local Employers, Businesses Minority, Senior and Disability Communities Minority, Senior and Disability Communities Students, Young People Students, Young People Community & Institutional Stakeholders Community & Institutional Stakeholders Who serves on this Task Force?

30 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts Articulate a Community Technology Agenda for the City of Minneapolis Articulate a Community Technology Agenda for the City of Minneapolis Review community input & oversee CBA recommendations Review community input & oversee CBA recommendations Task Force Objectives:

31 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts “Access to technology is the civil rights issue of the 21st century”.

32 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts Thank you for your time, your interest, and your expertise.

33 Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts


Download ppt "Community Benefits & Digital inclusion Efforts. What Is Digital Inclusion? Every Minneapolis resident deserves access to the social, civic, educational."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google