Digital Equity is a civil rights issue. According to the NAESP, digital inequality is a growing issue as it was anticipated that 50 percent of learning resources and content are expected to be digital as of today. With the onset of Covid-19, the acceleration of the great digital divide will only compound and create further injustices to marginalized communities who will fall behind, as technology continues to increase.
According to a 2017 survey, only 24 percent of households in Indigenous communities have access to quality, high-speed internet. This discrepancy makes it impossible for some to socially connect with family and friends, to share and receive important information, and to benefit from the same internet access that almost all Canadians have. In the fast expansion of technology, why should anyone be left - Social Connectedness
Peru's technology scene is rapidly expanding, however this expansion is leaving many Peruvian's (particularly the Que'chua people who are the natives of Peru), further and further behind. Many communities are located over 4000 m above sea level, making them difficult to get to and difficult to leave. Children in these communities are sometimes overlooked and their education, particularly with regards to technology is nearly non-existent.
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World Wide, This Year in 2021