The “three-legged stool of Digital Inclusion” consists of Connectivity (internet access), Devices (access to digital devices), and Digital Skills (digital literacy). Here at the CARDBoard Project, we’ve taken those three legs and use them to guide our programs and initiatives.
Access to the internet and digital devices are important aspects of digital inclusion but the stool cannot fully stand without its third leg, digital skills. It is vital that guests have the digital skills necessary to use these digital devices and we help provide them with these skills through programs such as our Digital Skills Training Program. The Digital Skills Training Program is in partnership with five other non-profit organizations (United Way of Dallas, The State Fair of Texas, Dallas Innovation Alliance, PowerUUp!, and CitySquare) and it is seven weeks of digital literacy lessons. This program also sets up participants to find a job that will utilize their newly learned digital skills.