Paper Digital Humanities Australasia 2018

Technology for social justice (142)

Jess Perrin 1
  1. Infoxchange, Richmond, VIC, Australia

According to the Australian Digital Inclusion Index, the internet has transformed almost every aspect of our lives. But for the 2.5 million Australians who are still not online, the education, health, social and financial benefits of being connected remain out of reach.

Infoxchange, a Melbourne-based not for profit social enterprise recognises that digital inclusion is fundamental to full participation in our economic and social life, however many Australians are getting left behind. Digital inclusion is not just about technology, there’s a much broader social justice challenges where those that miss out often have low levels of income, education, and employment. 

Many of the people who have the most to gain from the social, educational and financial benefits of being online are missing out, which is why Infoxchange developed Digital Springboard. Digital Springboard is a program by Infoxchange and to help Australians gain new digital skills, further their career and prepare for the future. The program aims to ensure Australians have the digital skills they need for work and life by providing face-to-face training to help them build confidence with online tools and prepare for new opportunities.

This conference session will introduce the program, share engagement opportunities for conference participants and share early learnings and program outcomes.