The digitisation of every facet of our society continues to transform the lives of Australians for better and worse. As we bring more elements of our social systems and services online the digital divide continues to grow, with its impact affecting everything from the health, finances and connection of our digitally disadvantaged.
In order for all Australians to benefit from digital technologies, we need research to identify critical barriers to inclusion and how to overcome them.
Our research examines:
Gaps between digitally included and excluded Australians
Dimensions of digital inclusion: digital access, affordability and ability
Critical barriers to inclusion
Efficacy of initiatives to improve digital inclusion