Broadband Bootcamp 2.0: Building Great Digital Equity Programs Using the Digital Navigator Model

  • June 27, 2024, 9:00 AM - June 27, 2024, 10:00 AM

Session four of ARC’s Broadband Bootcamp 2.0 focuses on yet another set of key components related to broadband access and digital equity – user knowledge, skill, opportunity, and ability. Join us as Kristi Zappie-Ferradino of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) moderates a session on how communities can build effective digital equity programs using what is referred to as the “Digital Navigator Model”.  

Digital navigators serve as models for digital inclusion that address the whole digital inclusion process – home connectivity, appropriate devices, and digital skills – typically through repeated, individualized interactions. Panelists Abby Russell of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP), Ashley Smith of Shaping our Appalachian Region (SOAR), and Sarah Radcliffe of Computer Reach, will share best practices and lessons learned from contributing to their growing digital inclusion ecosystems and from adapting the digital navigator model to fit their community and organization.  

Meet the presenters:

Hocking Athens Perry Community Action

Abby Russell

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Shaping Our Appalachian Region

Ashley Smith

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Appalachian Regional Commission

Elizabeth Sanner

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National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Kristi Zappie-Ferradino

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Computer Reach

Sarah Radcliffe

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