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A turning point in the digital divide

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If we are looking for a silver lining to the pandemic, it’s that it has brought to light many of the underlying inequalities in our society, including the extent of the digital divide and the 2.5 million Australians who are stranded on the wrong side of it.

When we moved our entire lives to the home, serious gaps in digital access and digital literacy were both exposed and heightened. By the end of April 2020, internet use grew by as much as 70 per cent across the world, the use of remote desktop by 40 per cent and the use of virtual collaboration tools by more than 600 per cent. Suddenly, we were all relying on digital technology to make a living, to connect to one another and to access essential services. People without the means, knowledge, ability or confidence to transition had their ties to society severed.

To read the full article, please visit the Australian Pro Bono website.



Source:
Andrea Pearman, 2020, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au)

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